CDJ Digital Protocol Joysticks

The Control Devices CDJ Digital Protocol series joysticks is available in single (Forward/Back or Left/Right) or multi-axis (North, South, East, West) configurations. More axes of control can be provided in the handle using Rocker Joysticks or Thumbwheels. A large number of handle range options are available; please contact our sales office for options.

Protocols available include;

  • CANOpen
  • J1939
  • USB
  • RS-232/485
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  • 2
  • Based on a proven design
  • Excellent feel
  • Available as Single or Dual Axis
  • Wide range of handle options


The basic joystick can be configured with either a single Y axis or dual XY axis.
The joystick can be supplied with 2 extra proportional controls in the handle
Memory function: Freezing of axis position on keystroke
CAN baud rate up to 1Mbytes (Selectable)
Zero position detection
Up to 11 pushbutton switches (Standard). Up to 20 available for special orders.
Temperature ranges from–40 to +80 °C

CANopen Features

  • 2 Transmit and 1 Receive PDO
  • Dynamic PDO mapping
  • Variable point identifier
  • All CANopen specific PDO transmission types supported
  • Event timer and inhibit timer features for all transmit PDO
  • Node guarding, Life guarding, Heartbeat
  • Variable SYNC identifier
  • Emergency messages
  • Minimum boot up

This CANBUS interface meets the requirements of IEC61508 SIL Level 1

Supply voltage range Vdc 9 to 36
CAN version   2.0b
Protocol   J1939


The sealing of the lower cover meets the requirements of IP66 (IEC 60529) and uses an integrated Deutsch DTM04-6P 6 pin connector with the cover. The use of a suitable sealed mating connector will enable a full IP66 connection to be made. The cover also includes an integrated breather system to ensure pressure regulation under all barometric pressure and temperature conditions without moisture ingress into the joystick.

Control Devices offers a wide range of handle options, please contact us to discuss your requirements

See all our handle options here

If you have a joystick with a CDJ-GEN number, contact us for more information