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Grove - Optical Rotary Encoder(TCUT1600X01)

Grove - Optical Rotary Encoder(TCUT1600X01),motion, speed sensor, direction

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The Grove - Optical Rotary Encoder(TCUT1600X01) is a transmissive sensor that includes an infrared emitter and two phototransistor detectors. Usually, the infrared emitter emits infrared rays, the phototransistor detectors receives the infrared rays, then the phototransistor is turned on, both of the output is High, the on-board LED indicators light up. When there is an obstacle blocking, the phototransistor can not receive the infrared rays, so the phototransistor will be turned off and both of the output will be Low, the on-board LED indicators fade away.

You can use this sensor as a rotary encoder to detect the speed or rotation, and thanks to the two phototransistor detectors, you even can detect the rotation direction.


We've Released the Grove Selection Guide and hope to help you find the Grove suit you best. 


  • Double phototransistor detectors, can determine the direction of rotation

  • On-board LED indicators

  • Grove Interface, easy to use

Typical Applications

  • Automotive optical sensors

  • Accurate position sensor for encoder

  • Sensor for motion, speed, and direction

  • Sensor for “turn and push” encoding

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Technical details

Dimensions 40mm x20mm x10mm
Weight G.W 10g
Battery Exclude
Operating Voltage 3.3V / 5V
Operating Temperature Range 40°C to +105°C
Storage Temperature Range -40°C to +125°C
Emitter Wavelength 950 nm
Gap 3 mm
Interface Digital

Part List

Grove - Optical Rotary Encoder(TCUT1600X01) 1
Grove Cable 1


HSCODE 9031900090
USHSCODE 9026104000
UPC 841454121114
EUHSCODE 9013101000
EU DoC 1
RoHS 1
UK DoC 1



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