Technical data:

  • Operating temperature: -40 °C to 125 °C
  • Setting points per revolution: 12 (you should measure for your self because this varies from vendor to vendor)
  • with switch button
  • Fixed hole size: 2.0 mm
  • Product size: 32.0 mm * 15.0 mm
  • Working voltage: 3.0 V ~ 5.3 V

Warning: Wrong wiring can destroy CLK/DT lines (painfully tested)

Used for

Basic example script for testing with Raspberry Pi (not used in production!)

apt install python3-pip
pip3.7 install pigpio_encoder
cd /opt/gpio/
git clone
cd Rotary-Encoder
vim #used pins: clk=6, dt=12, sw=5
from pigpio_encoder import pigpio_encoder

def rotary_callback(counter):
    print("Counter value: ", counter)

def sw_short():
    print("Switch short press")

def sw_long():
    print("Switch long press")

my_rotary = pigpio_encoder.Rotary(clk=6, dt=12, sw=5)
my_rotary.setup_rotary(min=10, max=300, scale=5, debounce=200, rotary_callback=rotary_callback)
my_rotary.setup_switch(debounce=200, long_press=True, sw_short_callback=sw_short, sw_long_callback=sw_long)
#enable pigpiod daemon (required to run pigpio things)
vim /etc/systemd/system/pigpiod.service

Description=Pigpio daemon

#disallow port 8888 from outside
ExecStart=/usr/bin/pigpiod -l


systemctl enable pigpiod.service
systemctl start pigpiod.service
service pigpiod restart
#finally run the script
python3.7 /opt/gpio/ #do not use Python2 because it will fail
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