LPA3806-600BM-G5-24C Rotary Encoder Output

Hey guys,

Right now I'm working on a project that includes several rotary encoder (LPA3806-600BM-G5-24C) controlled by Arduino. I got it working and I got it reading the actual angle multiplying the reading by 360 and then dividing by 1200. The reason why I divided by 1200 is because that's the reading from the encoder performing a full revolution. My question is: why is it 1200 the value for a full revolution? I need to write a paper about the topic and I want to give a nice explanation about it.

Thanks in advance.

Try reading up on the subject a bit. What does your encoder do on the base level? I think that if you can answer that question it will be a lot clearer.