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Pololu Magentic Encoder Pair Kit for Micro Metal Gearmotors (12 CPR 2.7-18V)

Add quadrature encoders to your micro metal gearmotors (extended back shaft version required) with this kit that uses a magnetic disc and hall effect sensors to provide 12 counts per revolution of the motor shaft. The sensors operate from 2.7 V to 18 V and provide digital outputs that can be connected directly to a microcontroller or other digital circuit.

This kit includes two dual-channel Hall Effect sensor boards and two 6-pole magnetic discs that can be used to add quadrature encoding to two micro metal gearmotors with extended back shafts (motors are not included with this kit). The encoder board senses the rotation of the magnetic disc and provides a resolution of 12 counts per revolution of the motor shaft when counting both edges of both channels. To compute the counts per revolution of the gearbox output shaft, multiply the gear ratio by 12.

This compact encoder solution fits within the 12 mm × 10 mm cross section of the motors on three of the four sides, and it only extends 0.6 mm past the edge of the fourth side (note: if you need it to be flush with that last side, you can carefully grind the board down a little and solder to the remaining half-holes). The assembly does not extend past the end of the extended motor shaft, which protrudes 5 mm beyond the plastic end cap on the back of the motor.

Note: This sensor system is intended for users comfortable with the physical encoder installation. It only works with micro metal gearmotors that have extended back shafts.

Technical Details:

  • Size: 10.6 mm × 11.6 mm
  • Weight: 1.0 g
  • Minimum operating voltage: 2.7 V
  • Maximum operating voltage: 18 V

Note:

  • The assembled encoder will extend 5 mm beyond the plastic motor end cap (it fits entirely within the length of the extended motor shaft).
  • Weight of full set. Each encoder board weighs ~0.2 g and each magnet disc weighs ~0.3 g.

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