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#1 ja090157d

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 04:20 PM

Is it possible to connect rotary encoders to all FIO and EIO (8+8) lines on the U6, but only use 6 lines (so, all 4 timers and 2 counters) at a time? I need to use multiple encoders (not all of them use quadrature mode), but I don't use them all at the same time. Is it possible to reconfigure the timers and counters multiple times in the program? I'm using VB.NET on Windows 7.

Thanks in advance.

#2 LabJack Support

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 12:52 PM

You can change TimerCounterPinOffset, NumberTimersEnabled, and Counter#Enabled, at any time, so yes you can move them around.


The allowable range for TimerCounterPinOffset is 0-8 on the U6.  That means that with TimerCounterPinOffset=8, NumberTimersEnabled=4, Counter0Enabled=TRUE, and Counter1Enabled=TRUE, Counter1 will appear on EIO5 and that is the highest EIO line you can get to.

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