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XL-VNSO Joystick

The XL-VNSO joystick shares the same rugged construction and long-life as the standard VNSO, but in a more compact size. This high-duty joystick is often used in applications with space constraints that still require heavy duty construction and operation. Unlike the VNSO, the XL-VNSO can be configured with microswitches, hall-effect and PWM output types.


• Versatile design

• Super heavy-duty construction

• Long-life, dual compression return springs each axis

• Nickel chromium gimbal yokes (properties similar to stainless steel)

• Hardened steel bearings and polished steel shaft guides

• Bronze gate handle stops

• Conformal coated electronics to resist moisture

• Type V7 11A form C switches.

• Hall-effect output meets or exceeds CE EMC requirements

Axis Options
  • • Single

  • • Dual

  • • Three

Output Options
  • • Potentiometer

  • • Microswitches

  • • Hall-Effect

  • • CAN

  • • PWM

Handle Travel Options
  • • Open Gate

  • • Cross Gate

Joystick Action
  • • Spring Return

Mounting Style
  • • Panel (From Below)

Compatible Handles


The XL-VNSO is often used in high duty applications with limited panel space. Typical applications include:

• Logging & forestry equipment

• Specialty agricultural equipment

• Mining machinery

• Mobile cranes

• And more


General Data

# of Axis

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

Output Options

Potentiometer, Microswitches, Hall-Effect, PWM & CAN

Joystick Action

Spring Return

Handle Travel

+/- 36 degrees each axis (potentiometer)
+/- 20 degrees each axis (bang/bang and hall-effect)


Open or Cross

Handle Compatibility

Standard Handles, Round Ball, Mechanical Interlock, FG-3, FG-4, FG-5, RH, RHS, BH, MG1, MG2, MG13, MG9 / MG25, MG27, G56


20 million cycles


Aluminum body and nickel chronium yoke.

Est. Shipping Weight

5 lbs.

Est. Shipping Dimensions

13 in. x 10 in. x 8 in.

Mounting Data

Mounting Style

Panel (from below)

Mounting Footprint

3.78" x 3.78"
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) V Series Microswitches

Max. Number:
Up to 3 per axis

Current Rating (AC):

Voltage Rating (AC):

.187" x .20" male quick connect

Max. Wire Size:
18 AWG

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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