G1 Grip

Technical Details

Mechanical

The grip is cast aluminum and the mounting ring is stainless steel.

Output

Outputs from the grip can be either USB or direct voltage. Depending on the optional switches, the grip voltage output will be either a TTL (for switches and buttons) or a voltage in the range of 0.0 vDC to +5.0 vDC for the proportional rocker (PR) or the force transducer (FJ2) option.

Mounting & Connectors

The connector is either a DB-15 or a high density DB-26, which carries power to the stick and the output signals. Grip can be mounted with four #6-32 screws (as shown) or hand held. USB connector is the Mini B type.

Grip

The G1 Grips carry a 2 year warranty from the date of installation in customer equipment.

Reliability

With no moving parts the life of the mechanical system has no limit. The switches used are rated for 1,000,000 cycles.

Grip

The standard grip is cast aluminum and is ambidextrous in most configurations. The standard configuration has a single position trigger with a two position trigger available as an option. Various thumb actuated switches can be mounted at the top of the grip. Examples include: momentary pushbuttons, latching pushbuttons, two, four and five position switches, proportional rockers, and miniature force transducers.
The grip can also be ordered with buttons mounted on the side in various locations. The side switch is a thumb operated switch and the “pinkie switch” is operated by the little finger. These are mounted on the left side of the joystick for right hand operation. If left hand operation is required please contact BG Systems for availability.
The grip above shows a custom grip with switches not shown in the basic option table below.

Specifications

Electrical

Input Voltage 5 vDC
Output Voltage 0.0 to 5.0 vDC
Center Voltage 2.5 vDC
Output Current 10 mA max
Supply Current 14 mA
Switch Operation contact closing

Physical

Weight 1.5 lbs

Environmental

Operating Temperature -20°C to 60°C
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C
Humidity Less than 95%

Warranty

The G1 Grips carry a 2 year warranty from the date of installation in customer equipment.