OTTO JH Large Industrial Hall Effect Joystick Range Details

Part of the OTTO Hall Effect Controls Series, the JH Joysticks are designed around a 4-way Hydraulic Joystick, using Hall Effect technology. OTTO JH Industrial Joysticks are ideal for commercial/military use, offering increased life & reliable performance.   KEY FEATURES • Industrial Joysticks • Custom Options • EMI/RFI Shielding OTTO JH Large Industrial Hall Effect Joysticks feature programmable sensors & built-in temperature logic, to ensure consistent & repeatable operation.


The OTTO JH Series Joystick is designed around the rugged mechanism of a traditional 4-way hydraulic joystick, but it utilizes contactless Hall Effect technology for increased life and more dependable performance in the field.

This combination provides performance and features never before available in an electronic joystick. The JH series uses OTTO’s field-proven dual magnet configuration found in OTTO’s HPL Linear Output Hall Effect switches. The Hall Effect sensors are fully protected against electromagnetic and radio frequency interference (EMI and RFI) up to 100V/M. Programmable sensors with built-in magnetic temperature compensation logic ensure consistent and repeatable operation.

The OTTO JH Joysticks are designed for maximum flexibility in features and in tactile feel. A wide variety of input and output configurations are available to satisfy different applications. The modular electronic package can be configured for both standard and custom I/O requirements including CANbus and other output options available.

Full Features:

Adapts to a wide variety of shaft styles
15 million cycle life in all directions
300 lbs. static load strength at grip reference point (grp)
Electronics sealed to IP68S
Excellent EMI/RFI shielding
Factory programmable pretravel & overtravel
Analog, CANbus, USB & other custom output options available
Redundant outputs available
Fail safe & neutral indicator available
Single and dual axis available
Z axis available with universal grip only
Programmable sensors
5V standard regulator available to accommodate a 9-32VDC power supply
Various output configurations
Available with a variety of grip & switch options
RoHS/WEEE/Reach compliant


Sensor Type: Hall effect analog, 1 or 2 outputs per axis
Design: Dual magnet
Rated at 5V @ 20°C Load = 1ma (4.7kΩ)
Electrical                             Units                         Min              Typ               Max
Output Voltage 0° to 2°     Deflection VDC             -0.15              N/A             +0.15
Tolerance at Center          @ 5V Vcc
Output Voltage 19° to 20°  Deflection VDC            -0.15              N/A             +0.15
Tolerance at Center           @ 5V Vcc
Supply Current Per Sensor          mA                          N/A              N/A                10
Output Source Current Limit      mA                           -1                N/A                  1
Mechanical Life:  5,000,000 min. up to 15,000,000 in all directions depending on configuration
Travel Angle:  20° typical
Operating Force:  With bellows, 20°C to 85°C at grip, 1 lbs. min to 7 lbs. max  
Operating Force:  With bellows, -40°C at grip, 13.0 lbs. min to 18.0 lbs. max
Operating Temp Range:  -40°C to +85°C
Humidity:  96% RH, 70°C, 96 hours
Vibration:  10g, 10Hz to 2KHz swept sinusoidal
Sealed to IP68S
EMI/RFI:  Withstand per SAE J1113 (typical):  Without bellows, withstand per SAE J1455


Housing:  Polyester
Bellows:  EPDM, black
Cable:  22 AWG (19 strands of 34 AWG TSC)
Mounting Hardware:  1/4-20 x 3/4 carriage bolts, self-locking nuts