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and detent positioning that doesn't always seem to line up with the electrical signal transition positions.
Most I have used only pass through the transition electrically when passing through it mechanically. When the control is sitting at rest the output is always the same.
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What inputs will you be providing on the submenus? When using a rotary encoder, I generally use the built-in push button to cycle between different parameters or submenus, and the rotary motion to adjust the selected parameter.
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and detent positioning that doesn't always seem to line up with the electrical signal transition positions.
Most I have used only pass through the transition electrically when passing through it mechanically. When the control is sitting at rest the output is always the same.

I found that I could force encoder steps just by applying slight pressure against the encoder knob without having to go through a detent click. Not at all positions and not all the time, but it just didn't have the precision feel and operation of the optical encoder I have. Like I said it could be made usable but I found them to be rather flimsy in actual operation.
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What inputs will you be providing on the submenus? When using a rotary encoder, I generally use the built-in push button to cycle between different parameters or submenus, and the rotary motion to adjust the selected parameter.

The same, either a switch with a built in momentary push switch or a separate momentary switch to select the displayed menu option.

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I found that I could force encoder steps just by applying slight pressure against the encoder knob without having to go through a detent click. Not at all positions and not all the time, but it just didn't have the precision feel and operation of the optical encoder I have. Like I said it could be made usable but I found them to be rather flimsy in actual operation.

I have one encoder in which one of the transitions occurs more or less at the same position as the detent. My rotary encoder driver software has a 1-state hyteresis to make it insensitive to this. Every encoder I have purchased since has the state transitions away from the detent. The problem encoder has 16 detents/rev, whereas now I go for 8 or 12.
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