APEM is pleased to announce the HS series miniature switching joystick. Roughly only 20 mm above panel, the HS series provides 2-way, 4-way, or 5-way operation with superior tactile feedback. Ideal applications include wireless remote controls, joystick and “gamepad” integration.
Inside its miniature package, the HS series features up to four-micro-switches fitted with either silver- or gold-plated contacts. The gold-plated option provides up to 200,000 electrical operations at 10 mA and 30 VDC. The silver-plated option provides up to 100,000 operations at 100 mA and 30 VDC. When specified with a two-way limiter plate, the HS series provides two switching contacts. When specified with a four-way limiter plate, the HS series provides four-switching contacts. Electrical connections are provided through a six-terminal Molex (501331-0607) connector. Optional wire harnesses may be specified at the time of order.
The HS series is available with one of eight handle options including traditional “castle” and “conical” styles as well as a pushbutton option. Featuring a miniature-tactile switch protected under an elastomer boot, the pushbutton handle provides an off-momentary validation feature. The pushbutton handle is noted as the “Option 6” handle in the “Option Selection” guide. When the option 6 handle is configured with a 4-way limiter plate, the HS series provides five independent MOM-OFF-MOM operations. The HS series may be specified with a black oxide-coated brass threaded D-flat housing, making for simplified drop-in panel installation. Mounting accessories for the new housing option include a stainless steel lock washer and hex-nut. Rear-mount and drop-in mount plastic bezel options are also available. All three mounting options provide IP67 and IP69K protection against water, dust, and oils, making it suitable for a range of outdoor applications.