JFx Joystick



The JFx series joysticks are robust high precision joysticks. Typical applications for the JFx range from computer labs, to video arcades, to industrial equipment, and military computer based training systems. The rugged design means that they will provide reliable service for extended periods, backed by a two year warranty.


The JFx series joysticks are available in three axis (roll, pitch and twist - model JF3) and two axis (roll and pitch - model JF2) versions. All joysticks have a single position trigger, but various configurations of switches are available to be mounted in the head of the joystick, and custom configurations can be accommodated.




Technical Specifications




The motion mechanism is based on two gimbals machined from solid aluminum alloy blocks. The gimbals rotate about hardened stainless steel shafts and shielded ball bearings. All internal parts are anodized aluminum, stainless steel or delrin.




















In every axis the position of the stick is picked up by a magnetic Hall Effect sensor, which provides output voltage through a signal conditioning amplifier. The sensing system is contactless (see photograph), which improves performance over extended periods. The centering repeatability error is less than 0.5%.


Input: 5 vDC

Output: 0.0 to 5.0 vDC

Center 2.5 vDC




















Mounting & Connectors


The joystick is mounted with 4 bolts in a 3.8" cutout. Under panel depth requirement is 3.5", including the connector.


Depending on the choice of output, the connector can be:

   a DB-15 or a high density DB-26 for analog output

   mini-B USB connector for USB

   RJ-45 for TCP

   DB-15 for CANBus




Weight 2.5 lbs (1.1 Kg)

Total Height 10.5" (267 mm)

Above panel height 7.5" (190mm)

Power draw 20mA

Life expectancy 5,000,000 cycles

Operating Temperature 0°C to 30°C with +/- 1% change in center

Storage Temperature -30°C to 60°C




The JFx series joysticks carry a 2 year warranty from the date of installation in customer equipment.

Grip Options


The JFx joystick can be ordered with a wide variety of buttons, miniature force transducers (FJ2), and propotional rocker (PRvs or PRvf). If you do not see the type of switch, or a configuration that meets your requirements, then please contact BG Systems to find out how quickly we can provide a new solution.


  • JFx-MP-CH-MP


  • JFx-MP-MP-MP


  • JFx-CA-PRv-2P


  • JFx-CA-FJ2-CAg-MPslo-MPsrb




  • Analog

    Input voltage supplied to joystick.  Analog and digital signals output on pins of DB-15 or HDB-26 connector.


  • USB

    Standard USB HID interface with a Mini-B USB connector.


  • TCP

    Standard configuration sends data from the Joystick using the TCP socket protocol.  TCP can also be configured for UDP broadcast.

  • CANBus

    CANBus output on standard CAN connector.

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