JR Merritt


CS3 Joystick

The CS3 is an extremely rugged joystick in an ultra-compact and versatile design. The durable housing and center pivot design make this device resistant to abuse and ideally suited for high duty cycle applications.

1, 2 and 3 axis control is available as well as a variety of standard and custom handles and grips with push buttons and levers. Both separate and simultaneous operation of each is achieved with standard gate patterns.


  • Compact and rugged construction design

  • Proprietary blend, ultra-tough boot

  • Environmentally sealed mounting and corrosion resistant components

  • Smooth high-life non-biasing compression style spring return

  • Single and dual axis operation

  • Long life Hall-effect technology

  • Meets or exceeds CE EMC requirements

  • Conformal coated electronics to resist moisture

Axis Options
  • • Single

  • • Dual

  • • Three

Output Options
  • • Hall-Effect

  • • CANOpen

  • • Basic CAN

  • • J1939

  • • 4-20mA

Shaft Diameter Options
  • • Standard

  • • Heavy Duty

Handle Travel Options
  • • Open Gate

  • • Cross Gate

Joystick Action
  • • Spring Return

Mounting Style
  • • Drop-in (From Above)

  • • Panel (From Below)

Compatible Handles


The CS3 is often used in mobile equipment applications where reliability and a high level of functionality are required. Typical applications include:

  • On and Off highway mobile equipment

  • Scissor lifts, boom lifts & aerial work platforms

  • Construction & agricultural machinery

  • Road maintenance & refuse vehicles

  • Boats and marine equipment

  • And more


General Data

# of Axis

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

Output Options

Hall-Effect, CANOpen, Basic CAN, J1939 & 4-20mA

Joystick Action

Spring Return

Handle Travel

+/- 20 degrees each axis


Open or Cross

Handle Compatibility

Round Ball, BH, RH, RHS, FG-3, FG-4, FG-5, G58, MG1, MG13, MG27 & TH30


20 million plus cycles


High strength, glass filled nylon housing.

Est. Shipping Weight

2 lbs.

Est. Shipping Dimensions

8 in. x 8 in. x 8 in.

Mounting Data

Mounting Style

Drop-in or Panel (From Below)

Mounting Footprint

2.76" x 2.76 Panel mount
3.54" x 3.54" Drop-in mount
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

Hall-Effect Specifications

Supply Voltage:
4.5 to 5.5 VDC

Output Voltage:
Ratiometric 0.5 - 2.5 - 4.5 +/- 0.15V @ 5.0V supply
Additional supply and output options available

Output Current: 10mA

Power Consumption: 20 mA @ full load

20 AWG wire 6" leads with mini-fit connector

EMC Emissions: Complies with EN61000-6-4:2007 Class A Group 1, 80-1000 MHz

EMC Immunity: Complies with or exceeds EN61000-6-2:2005, expanded to include:
RFI Immunity of 100 V/M @ 80-1000 MHz
ESD Immunity of 15Kv air, 8Kv contact

Can Specifications

CANOpen, J1939 or basic CAN protocols

4 analog inputs
8 digital inputs
2 digital outputs

See a complete listing of CANbus technical data in ESS408 CAN Based Interface Module Board literature

Additional Specifications

Reference product literature for additional specifications

Technical Drawings




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