ENC4116_0 – Linear Encoder 1700mm


This 1.7m linear encoder has a quadrature output with index channel and is ideal for use in linear systems.

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This linear encoder converts movement along it’s 1700mm of travel into a quadrature signal that is readable by any of our encoder interfaces. It has an index channel that triggers in several places along the length of the encoder to aid in startup calibration.


By default this encoder ships with a DB9 connector that has the following pinout:

DB9 Pinout

Pin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Signal NC Gnd NC Shield NC A Vcc B Index
Color Black Shielding Yellow Red Green Brown

In order to connect this device to a Phidgets encoder board, you’ll need to remove the DB9 connector and solder on the included 5-pin encoder cable. See the Connection & Compatibility tab for more details.

Comes Packaged with:

Linear Encoder Parts

  • Phidget encoder cable with heat-shrink tubes
  • Debris shielding (not pictured)
  • Two large mounting plates
  • Small mounting plate
  • Washers (8x medium, 12x small)
  • M5 Screws (6x 20mm, 2x 16mm)
  • M4 Screws (2x 30mm, 4x 20mm, 4x 16mm, 9x 12mm)
  • 2x Flathead screws
  • 3x Plastic cable clip

Encoder Interfaces

Encoder wiring Encoder wiringThis linear encoder must be read by an encoder interface. These interfaces will interpret the two quadrature signals in order to determine the continuous position of the carriage. If you want to use the device with one of our encoder interfaces you will need to remove the DB9 connector and solder on the included 5-pin encoder cable. You’ll need to connect them as follows:

Encoder Green Red Yellow Brown Black
Cable Connector Brown Red White Green Black

The following interfaces are compatible with this encoder:

Product Encoder Interface
Image Part Number Price Number of Encoder Inputs Count Rate Max
1047_1B $75.00 4 1E+06 pulses/s
1057_2B $50.00 1 2E+06 pulses/s
ENC1000_0 $15.00 1 400000 pulses/s

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg