HR Series - Friction Hold


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HR series proportional thumbwheels with friction hold allow for ultra-precise movement while permitting the user to hold the selection in a set position. Developed to equip the handles of joysticks, remote controls and armrests in harsh environments, they are available in 2 friction versions and with 2 different actuators. Backlighting option is available.

Main features

  • 2 versions: 11 detents along the travel or 1 detent at center
  • IP68 sealing
  • EMI/RFI shielding
  • Wide range of colors
  • Mechanical life: 100.000 cycles

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General specification

• Hall effect sensor
• APEM SAS patented design

Environmental specifications

• Electronics sealed to IP68 according to IEC 60529
• Shock resistance : 50 g during 11ms (version with 11 detents)
• Salt spray : IEC 512-6, test 11f
• Operating temperature : -30°C to +70°C
• Storage temperature : -40°C to +85°C
• EMI/RFI shielding : IEC 61000-4-3 and ISO 11452-2 (100V/m)
• ESD discharges : 16KV according to EN 61000-4-2

Electrical specifications

• Supply voltage : 5VDC +/- 0,5V
• Reverse polarity : -10V max.
• Overvoltage : +20V max.
• Center voltage (no load) : 2,5V +/- 0,2V
• Consumption : 11mA max. (single output); 22mA max. (dual output)
• LED supply : 6VDC 10mA


• Wheel : polyamide with coloring
• Support : polyamide, black
• Electronics sealing : epoxy
• Connector : polyester (Molex 0510210700)
• Multiwire lead AWG28

mechanical specifications

• Detent operating force:
1,75N ± 0,5 (version w. 11 detents);
2,5N ± 0,5 (version with 1 detent)
• Mechanical life: 100.000 cycles

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