The HFX joystick is truly the next generation of small magnetic joysticks and is meant as a replacement for older inductive coil joysticks, which have remained basically unchanged since their introduction in the late 1970s. The primary problem with the inductive coil joystick is that it is inherently susceptible to both radio frequency interference (RFI) and electromagnetic interference (EMI). By using industry-proven Hall Effect sensors and high-grade solid magnets, the HFX line of products is practically impervious to RFI and EMI distortions. The HFX joystick is also form-fit-function compatible with most major brands of inductive coil joysticks. This means that it will easily fit into the same panel cut-outs using the same mounting holes

Typical Applications:

  • Power Wheelchair Controls
  • Automated Conveyer Systems
  • Hydraulic Controls
  • Scissor Lift Platforms     
  • Construction and Farm Equipment
  • Forklifts

Electrical Specifications:

Supply Voltage: 5.0V                                                        Typical: Vdd=5V

Supply Current: 2-Axis = 4.8mA Min to 11.0mA Max    Typical: 8mA

Supply Current: 3-Axis = 7.2mA Min to 16.5mA Max    Typical: 12mA

Resolution: Infinite                                                            Response: 40-80uSec

Output Current: ± 2mA                                                      Center Voltage: 2.5V (± 10mV)

Electrical MTBF (mean time between failures): 1,000,000 operational (power on) hours

Output Voltage Option 0: 0V Min to 5V Max (full rang e rail to rail) +2%

Output Voltage Option 1: 0.5V Min to 4.5V Max (fault range = < 0.5V or >4.5V) +2%

Output Voltage Option 2: 0.25V Min to 4.75V Max (fau lt range= < 0.25V or >4.75V) +2%

Output Voltage Option 3: 2V Min to 3V Max (±10% of Vdd) +2%

Physical Specifications:

Joystick Travel: 40° (±20°)                                               Centering: single spring, omnidirectional

Panel Thickness: .046 to .125in (1.17 to 3.17mm)           Return to Center Repeatability: ±0.5%

Housing: high impact glass-filled nylon                           Shaft: .25 inch (6.35mm) diameter, stainless steel

Handle: thermoset phenolic (model 100)                          Boot & Gasket: thermoplastic rubber

Breakout Force: X/Y axes = 1.25N nominal                    Operation Force: X/Y axes = 2.25N nominal

Weight: two-axis with ball handle = .2 lbs (.091 kg)       Weight: three-axis with 1 button = .215 lbs (.098 kg)

Environmental: sealed to IP65 above panel                     Flammability Rating: 94HB

Operating Temperature: -25°C to 85°C                           Storage Temperature: -55°C to 165°C

Mechanical MTBF (mean time between failure): 15,000,000 cycles under normal use.


  • Safety radio remote controls
  • Construction machines, forklift trucks
  • Municipal vehicles
  • Marine
  • Electric wheelchairs
  • Operating tablesRobots, CNC machines


  • Accurate zero-point return for secure handling and precise steering
  • Various sensor technologies for different application requirements
  • Light-weight and robustness for maximum user safety
  • High degree of protection and resistant gaiters for reliable operation