Do you need a special step motor to use an encoder or can you get an encoder for any stepper motor?
I have a vexta stepping motor without an encoder. I’m basically wondering if I’d have to get a new motor if I wanted to use an encoder or if I can just get the encoder separately. I.E. you don’t need a special type of motor to use an encoder.
An encoder can be totally separate from the stepper motor. The two are independent of each other. The only problem might be the installation and mounting. You don’t want to transmit torque through the encoder.
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