What Value Do I Specify For Distance/Pulse With My Encoder?

Updated Jun 26, 2018

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Software

  • LabVIEW
  • Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)

Issue Details

I'm trying to get accurate readings from my encoder, but I'm not sure what value I should put in the distance/pulse field in MAX. How do I know what value I should use?

Solution

Encoder documentation will give you either an X1 or X4 value for distance/pulse. LabVIEW and MAX both take the X1 distance, regardless of whether you are using X1, X2, or X4. If you are not sure which value you have, use that value and if your reading is incorrect, multiply it by four and take a measurement again.

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