sensor for counting RPS of DC motor

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  1. embpic

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    i need sensor for counting rotation of dc motor. actually i am doing dc motor rotating with provided rotation only.
    means it should rotate only predefine number only. and going to implement with PWM. but confuse of sensor.
     
  2. MaxHeadRoom

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    Do you need a simple RPM detector or position feedback?
    There are two ways for a RPM or tach, and that is a a DC tachometer or small DC motor driven off the shaft, the digital version can be in the form of a simple optical slot detector or a small Honeywell type proximity sensor using a small magnet.
    If you require precise position feedback then you need something in the form of a quadrature encoder or equivalent.
    Max.
     
  3. embpic

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    yes i need RPM but not precise.which kinda encoder you are talking about.
     
  4. MaxHeadRoom

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    If you need RPM monitoring without concern for direction or position one of the Opto slot sensors is often used such as H22A1 for example, there are many others.
    A magnetic method is using a Honeywell SS44xx series of hall effect devices.
    If you require a count up/down and/or position, then you either need a dual sensor or a Incremental Quadrature encoder for example.
    Max.
     
  5. embpic

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    IF i use H22A1 then what is external circuit needed for reducing noise.
     
  6. MaxHeadRoom

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    If a stable DC is supplied then what noise are you concerned with?
    If the supply cable is of any significant length, you could always place a small electrolytic at the sensor.
    Max.
     
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