Questions tagged [rotary]

Characterized by circular movement around an axis, as opposed to linear movement along a line.

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Three-phase rotary converter wiring questions

I am installing a 30 HP three-phase rotary converter on a 200 amp service in my home shop. I intend to run a CNC milling machine with a 15 HP motor. I am using 2 AWG wiring in 1" shielded conduit ...
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Why does a rotating magnetic field's frequency decrease, if we increase number of poles (induction motor)?

I absolutely don't understand it and drives me crazy. I've found several sources, in which there are shown images and animations about how two or three phase electric current generate rotating ...
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Does potentiometer accuracy change with degree of movement?

I want to use a conductive plastic potentiometer for my actuator application where movement is +/- 40 degrees. As in datasheet, the potentiometer linearity is given as +/-0.2 % which I think is for ...
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Short range wireless pulse transmission in wind anemometer

I have an old windmil-type anemometer, something like this: (Illustrative image, the real unit is 40+ year old soviet-made device with presumably no operational active components inside) My project ...
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Do rotary encoders really have no bounce?

I've always needed to add debouncing code, when handling switch inputs on microcontrollers. While I've only used three different types of switch, they all needed debouncing. My (two) rotary encoders ...
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Rotary encoder Grayhill SERIES 26 pinout

I can't figure out how this rotary encoder works. What's the Vcc and GND? The technical sheet is attached here but it does not say anything about how to wire it http://www.grayhill.com/assets/1/7/...
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Detecting rotation from a fixed sensor

I am looking for a way how to detect the rotation of an object that is hanging from ceiling, attached with a rope. Since the object can freely rotate for many revolutions (until the rope is too ...
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Understanding a rotary switch voltage rating

I am continuing work on designing a vacuum tube tester and curve tracer. I have described part of the challenge in this question: Designing an analog high voltage multiplexer The component I'm ...
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How do memory seats keep track of their position?

I was wondering how do memory seats keep track of their position. Since this kind of equipment existed in 1990's cars, it must be simple yet ingenious. I have been thinking about this for quite a time ...
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Is it technologically possible for IVR systems to recognize and support pulse dialing

I understand all the concepts behind IVR systems. I've never been able to quite understand why pulse dialing can't be used with IVR systems. Tones are obviously sent to the other party, but a pulse ...
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1 switch-bank, 1 rotary, 5 inputs, 3 devices, no idea how

I have 3 separate LCD's which have 5 push buttons to control the LCD settings and power. All push buttons on the LCD share a common ground. What I would like to do is use 1 switch bank and a 3-...
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What do the pins mean on this rotary encoder?

I'm trying to repair a speaker of mine (old AudioEngine A5). The encoder that controls the volume is not working properly and turning the volume up REALLY loud sometimes when you touch it. I had some ...