APEM NV 4-/5-Way Switch-Based Miniature Joysticks

APEM NV 4-Way or 5-Way Switch-Based Miniature Joysticks offer four directional outputs plus a fifth center pushbutton option. The NV joysticks provide positive, tactile feedback in all directions for precise and secure fingertip control. This 16mm APEM series is available with a castle or conical-shaped actuator and offers numerous color options. NV joysticks feature a chrome-plated metal case and IP69K sealing.

The joysticks are designed to withstand adverse conditions, such as water, frost, dust, sand, and hydrocarbons, while maintaining their tactile feedback during excessive shock and vibration. Rated at over 1 million mechanical life cycles per direction, NV joysticks are ideal for remote control applications requiring a compact and highly reliable navigational control.


  • Positive tactile feedback in all directions
  • Sealed to IP69K
  • Compact and low profile
  • Shock, vibration, and salt spray resistant
  • 4 or 5 momentary NO electrical function


  • Military joysticks
  • Unmanned vehicle controllers
  • Professional radio remote controls
  • Multifunction grips in heavy-duty vehicles


  • 50mA maximum current/voltage rating with resistive load
  • 12VDC rated
  • Electrical life at full load
    • 1 million cycles per direction
    • 1 million cycles for pushbutton
  • -40°C to +65°C operating temperature range
  • 12° angular travel
  • 1.5mm pushbutton travel
  • 1mm to 10mm panel thickness
  • 2Nm minimum torque applied to the nut
  • Operating force
    • 4N ±1N for directions
    • 11N ±2N for the pushbutton
  • Elastomer sealing gasket
  • Black chrome-plated brass case and nut
  • ABS actuator
  • Steel lever
Published: 2017-01-13 | Updated: 2022-04-07