APEM BF Series

Contactless Control, Single Axis Joystick, and Switch Feature Combined.

The BF series paddle by APEM combines a contactless single axis joystick and a switch in one trouble-free control. Featuring long life with hall effect technology, the BF series paddle is ergonomic and provides a range of analog, switched, or custom PWM output options.

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Axis-Options Single -
Lever Angle (Degrees) ± 25° Model number specific
Life Cycles 5 million cycles Spring return version
Locks-Detents Rated to 2 million cycles Preset positions installed. Internal switches can be configured to trigger at two of these points


Resolution Virtually infinite -
Supply Voltage (Vdc) 5V ±0.5V Transient free -
Output Control Signal-Potentiometric or Hall Effect Hall effect; ± 10% x V to ± 50% x V -
Controller Input Impedance (OHM)Ω Minimum 10K, preferred 100K + -
Switch Option ­Open drain, pulled high within control via 1 K5 to 5V, and smoothed to Ov with 100nF -
Connection 2.54 mm pitch 8 way connector Paddle is fitted


Operating Temperature Range −25°C to +70°C -
Storage Temperature Range −40°C to +70°C -
Environmental Protection IP67 Gasket fitted as standard


Handle Solutions 74mm or 50mm Color options- black, red, blue, yellow, green
Directional Safety Switches Yes +/-5, +/-12.5, +/-25 degrees

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