APEM BH Series

Paddle Control – All New Design with Innovative Mechanism – Ergonomically Styled.

The BH Series paddle control is the latest generation in high precision controllers, combining the features of a non-contact, single axis joystick with a smooth responsiveness at your fingertips. Hall effect technology ensures a long, trouble-free life for analog and switch outputs.

This all new design with its innovative mechanism is ergonomically styled for ease of use and is available in five trim colors.


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Operating Angle ± 30 degrees -
Life Cycles 10 million cycles -
Lever Soft touch lever with color options -
Above Handle Height 2.36" (60mm) -


Gain (Output Voltage Span): ±10% x V to ±50% x V -
Output at Center V/2 ± (5% x Gain) -
Power Supply 5V ±0.5V Transient free -
Switch Outputs Open drain, pulled high within paddle control via 1K5 to 5V, and smoothed to 0V with 100nF -
Sensor Type Hall effect -
Current Consumption <20mA -
Loads Minimum 10K, preferred 100K+ -
PWM Frequency Range 100Hz to 1KHz -


Operating Temperature Range −25°C to +70°C -
Storage Temperature Range −40°C to +85°C -
Seal Above Panel IP67 Dust & water ingress - to BS EN60529:1992+A2:2013
Damp Heat BS EN 60068-2-78:2002 Test Cab 21 days exposure @ +85°C 85%RH -
Salt Spray BS EN 60068-2-11:1999 Test Ka 48 hours exposure @ +35°C with 5% NaCl -
Conducted Emissions CISPR 25:2008 Ed. 3.0 -
Radiated Emissions CISPR 25:2008 Ed. 3.0, EN61000-6-4: 2011 -
Radiated Immunity ISO 11452-2: 2004 (150V/m), EN61000-6-2: 2005 -
Conducted Immunity ISO 11452-4: 2011 -
Signal Cable Transients EN 61000-6-2: 2005 -
AC Magnetic Field Immunity MIL-STD-461F -
Electrostatic Discharge ISO 10605: 2008 inc A1: 2014 (8KV contact / 15KV air discharge) EN61000-4-2 -
Random Vibration According to ISO15003 level 1 in 3 axes 10…350Hz, Level 2, 8 hours/axis -
Bump BS EN 60068-2-27:2009 40g 6ms half sine, 50 shock in each sense of each axis, total 300 shocks -
Freefall Drop BS EN 60068-2-31:2008 1000mm drop onto all faces and edges -
Shock BS EN 60068-2-27:2009 50g 6ms half sine, 3 shocks in each sense of each axis, total 18 shocks -


Materials: - -
Body PA
Actuator PA & PC
Rubber Grip TPE


Typical Applications: - -
Remote Controls -
Scissor Lift -
Drive Control -
Marine Bow Thruster -

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