APEM TS Series

Miniature Hall Effect Thumb Joysticks.

The APEM TS Series Thumbstick is a proportional two axis joystick in a miniature package. Featuring non-contacting Hall effect technology for long life performance, the TS Series Thumbstick is available with multiple linear output options including single and dual (redundant) outputs. It is similar in size and operation to “gamepad” controls but in a rugged industrial package. Typical applications include pendant and remote controls as well as a joystick handle and arm rest integration.


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(For X, Y Axis) - -
Operating Force 3.1N±0.5N (0.70lbf±0.11lbf)¹ Force applied to the top of the castle cap
Maximum Vertical Load ­200N (45lbf)¹ ­Force applied to the top of the castle cap
Maximum Horizontal Load 150N (33.7lbf)¹ ­Force applied to the top of the castle cap
Mechanical Angle of Movement ­50° ­-
Expected Life 1 million cycles -
Mass / Weight 18.25g ± 5.0g (0.64oz±0.18oz) -
Lever Action (Centering) Spring centering -
Axis 1,2 -
Mounting Options Drop-in or rear mounting -


Resolution 1.22mV ­-
Supply Voltage Range 5.00V±0.01V -
Reverse Polarity Max -10V -
Overvoltage Max ­20V -
Output Impedance ­2Ω ­-
Output Option Analog, USB -
Return to Center Voltage Tolerance ±200mV initial ­-


Operating Temperature Range −40°C to +85°C ­-
Storage Temperature Range −40°C to +85°C ­-
Environmental Protection IP68 and IP69K All options are IP68 and IP69K rated, however drop-in mounting does not prevent panel ingress
EMC Immunity Level EN61000-4-3 -
EMC Emissions Level EN61000-6-3:2001 -
ESD EN61000-4-2 -


Materials - -
Body Glass filled nylon
Threaded body Black oxide plated brass
Boot Silicone
Handles -
- 1, 2, 3, - Glass filled nylon
- 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 - Silicone
- B, C, D - Thermoplastic
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Features and Benefits - -
1 or 2 axis -
USB outputs available -
Non-contact Hall effect technology -
Submersible to 1m (3.28ft) per IP68 -
Pressure washable to IP69K -
Redundant outputs available -
Rear or drop-in mounting available -
Ergonomically designed for repetitive operation over extended periods -
Highly reliable: up to IP68 and IP69K sealing -
Easy integration with rear or drop-in mounting & compact size -
Available with multiple handle options and material -
Notes - -
Standard Hardware Includes - -
For the Drop-in option – 4 push in connectors, drop-in bezel and an O-ring -
For the Rear mount option: 4x1/2 FH SS Phil Screws and a rear mount bezel -
¹ Force applied to the top of the castle cap -
² All options are IP68 and IP69K rated, however Drop-in mounting does not prevent panel ingress -
All values are nominal -


Pushbutton Switch (Option 6 Handle) - -
Electrical Life ­1000,000 cycles ­-
Rating 100mA, 12Vdc ­-
Terminal ­Brass with silver plating ­-
Contact Resistance 100mΩ max -
Insulation Resistance 100MΩ min. 500Vdc -
Dielectric Strength 250Vac / 1 minute -
Contact Arrangement 1 pole 1 throw -
Operation Force 1.5lbf -
Stop Strength Max 3kgf vertical static load for 15 seconds -
Operating Temperature -25°C to +70°C -
Storage Temperature -30°C to +85°C -
Vibration Resistance MIL-STD-202F METHOD 201A -
Shock Resistance MIL-STD-202F METHOD 213B -
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Typical Applications - -
Pendant and remote controls -
Dashboards -
Joystick handles -
Armrest integration -
Agriculture Tractors, Combines, Specialty Harversters

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