SparkFun COM-10596 Rotary Encoder – Illuminated (Red/Green)

(3 customer reviews)

£2.58 inc VAT (£2.15 ex VAT)

Availability: 2 in stock (can be backordered)

Brand: SparkFun
Part Number: COM-10596
SKU: PPCOM-10596
Barcode: 5055421026271

SparkFun COM-10596 Rotary Encoder – Illuminated (Red/Green)

Rotary encoders are used similarly to potentiometers. They’re different from potentiometers in that an encoder has full rotation without limits. They output gray code so that you can tell how much and in which direction the encoder has been turned.

This encoder is especially cool because it has a red/green LED built in, as well as a push-button. Look below for the clear knob that goes with this potentiometer.


  • Switch Travel: 0.5mm
  • Shaft Diameter: 6.0mm
  • Shaft Length: 18mm
  • Vertical Through-Hole Mount
  • Red/Green LED
  • Pushbutton


3 reviews for SparkFun COM-10596 Rotary Encoder – Illuminated (Red/Green)

  1. Richard Mullens

    The RGB is a better device. The Leds on the RGB go to the VCC rail, whereas those on the RG and the switch go to ground. Thus on the RG device the switch goes to ground, but the encoder recommended circuit shows these switches going to Vcc. The RGB device is a cleaner design im my opinion.

  2. Richard Mullens

    The specification is generic so it does not give enough information. While this is a nice device, what I would actually like is an optical encoder (at a reasonable price) with a WS2812 RGB LED to allow 1 wire control of the colour and brightness.

  3. Tony Steve

    An encoder, tactile switch and two LEDs all in one package is an ideal combo and for the price it’s great value. At first I was a little dissapointed that there was not a detent click feel when the shaft was rotated (like the types I had got from Cliff El

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