CH Products' 8000 series is a family of rugged joystick switches. Based on the proven mechanics of the 9000 Series, the 8000 Series utilizes high quality microswitches to provide a range of possible outputs, including the option of progressive switching on a single axis for dual speed control.
The 8000 series utilizes industrial quality microswitches with changeover contacts. As standard, the switches are rated to a maximum of 1 A and have gold plated contacts for reliable switching at low current levels. Please note when specifying a joystick with a push button handle the characteristics of the push button will be different from the microswitches.
8000 series joysticks may also be specified with guided feel. A joystick with guided feel moves more readily towards the poles (north, south, east, and west) and while it can still move away from the poles, the force required to do so is greater. Unless specified otherwise, joysticks are supplied as standard without guiding. This standard configuration allows the user to move the joystick anywhere within the limiter with the same force and without any bias.