JR Merritt


CS1 Joystick

The CS1 boasts an ultra compact and extremely rugged design that is ideal for applications requiring bang/bang and/or potentiometer outputs. Single and dual axis control is available as well as a variety of custom configurable handles and grips.


• Compact and versatile design with the ability to mount potentiometers inside the body of the joystick

• Durable housing and heavy stainless steel gimbal yokes

• Resistant to abuse and ideally suited for high duty cycle applications

Axis Options
  • • Single

  • • Dual

  • • Three

Output Options
  • • Microswitches

  • • Potentiometer

  • • PWM

Handle Travel Options
  • • Open Gate

  • • Cross Gate

Joystick Action
  • • Spring Return

  • • Friction Brake

Mounting Style
  • • Drop-in (From Above)

  • • Panel (From Below)

Compatible Handles


The CS1 offers precision control in a compact body and is ideal for applications where space is at a premium. Typical applications include:

• Bang/bang (on/off) control

• Marine

• Forestry equipment

• Agricultural equipment

• Road maintenance vehicles

• Lifts & aerial work platforms


General Data

# of Axis

Single, Dual or Three*
*Third axis is achieved via a twist handle function or thumbwheel.

Output Options

Microswitches, Potentiometers & PWM

Joystick Action

Spring Return or Friction Brake*
*Friction brake limited to one output device per axis

Handle Travel

+/- 36 degrees each axis (standard)
+/- 26 degrees each axis (optional)


Open or Cross

Max # of Steps


Handle Compatibility

Standard Handles, BH, RH, RHS, FG-3, FG-4, FG-5, MG1, MG2, MG9, MG13, MG27, TH30, G56, G58


3-5 million cycles


Nickel chromium yoke, glass filled body.

Est. Shipping Weight

3 lbs.

Est. Shipping Dimensions

8 in. x 8 in. x 8 in.

Mounting Data

Mounting Style

Drop-in or Panel (from below)

Mounting Footprint

2.84" x 2.84" Panel mount (standard)
3.78" x 3.78" Drop-in mount (required for fighter grip handles)
See literature for additional mounting specifications

Environmental Data

IP Rating


Operating Temperature

-13 to +158 degrees F [-25 to +70 degrees C]

Storage Temperature

-40 to +158 degrees F [-40 to +70 degrees C]

Electrical Data

Contact Specifications

Switch Type:
SPDT (Form C) SS Series Microswitches (Proportional)
SPDT (Form C) V Series Microswitches (Bang/Bang)

Max. Number:
Up to 4 per axis with potentiometer (Proportional)
Up to 8 per axis without potentiometer (Proportional)
Up to 2 per axis (Bang/Bang)

Current Rating (AC):
5A (Proportional)
11A (Bang/Bang)

Voltage Rating (AC):
250 (Proportional)
250 (Bang/Bang)

Current Rating (DC):
6A (Bang/Bang)

Voltage Rating (DC):
12 - 24 (Bang/Bang)

.110 x .20" quick disconnect (5A Proportional)
.187" x .20" male quick connect (11A Bang/Bang)

Max. Wire Size:
18 AWG

Additional Specifications

Reference product literature for additional specifications

Technical Drawings



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