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Old Renco Optical Encoder Wiring with DB29 Connection

Today, I went out and found this old Renco Optical Encoder. At three dollars Canadian, we might as well have a go at it, eh? Unfortunately, my search concerning information on this thing hasn't gone too far.

My question is, does anyone know how to wire this up and what data it gives out? I was hoping to use it with an Arduino, but it depends if this would work. The connector has been identified as a DB29, and has the following written on it:

OPTICAL ENCODER
MFD. BY THE RENCO CORPORATION
GOLETA, CALIFORNIA
CODE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER 34479
MODEL NUMBER 25AE - 3/5 SPL - 7A3 - S
UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE ASSY. NO. 199506
SERIAL NO.     D1174   /   DATE     7704

If you've got any info regarding such encoder, please reply!

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Jeannot83 years ago
Hi
I possess the same opticalencoder Renco Corporation and I want to do a project with. Have you succeeded in finding information on the pin out?