Encoder Port

Located on the motor output side of the SPARK MAX is a 6-pin Encoder Port. This port is designed to accept the built-in hall-encoder from the NEO Brushless Motor, but it can also connect to other external encoders when running in Brushed Mode. The connector details can be found below.

The SPARK MAX can be configured to run in Alternate Encoder Mode, which reconfigures the Data Port on the top of the controller to accept an alternative quadrature encoder in addition to the Encoder Port.

Encoder Port Connector Information

Connector Pin

Pin Type

Pin Function

1

Power

Ground

2

Digital

Encoder C / Index

3

Digital

Encoder B

4

Digital

Encoder A

5

Analog

Motor Temperature

6

Power

+5V

Mating Connector Information

Description

Manufacturer

Part Number

Vendor

Vendor P/N

JST-PH 6-pin Housing

JST

PHR-6

DigiKey

455-1162-ND

JST-PH Contact

JST

SPH-002T-P0.5L

DigiKey

455-2148-1-ND

Recommended Crimping Tool

IWISS

SN-2549

Amazon

SN-2549

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