I have a 512 pulses encoder with four wires: +5V, ChannelA, ChannelB, GND and I'm using it as feedback for my motor position (max 80 RPM) on Arduino UNO. Everything works fine, but I need also to generate a +5V signal everytime ChannelA is HIGH since I need to use it to trigger further actions.
I was thinking to read ChannelA by using an optocoupler in order to split the signal and use it both for feedback and for the +5V signal. Is it possible?
Is there any other easier solution to do that?
EDIT: I try to explain better what the additional device must do.
The device is a video camera system that takes a +5V signal from the encoder to trigger some actions by software (create key frames or more) and we need it for our computer vision system. I just need to use the encoders both for the motor feedback and to trigger the video camera. The signal is always +5V so I do not have problems with voltage levels. What do you suggest? I do not have to drive loads from channelA output, I just need the +5V signal to trigger the video camera. Can I split the channelA output and use it both for the motor controller and the video camera inputs?