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#1 2017-12-02 08:22:57

JJ
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Registered: 2017-12-02
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Can XKEYS pcb, endpoint joystick read potentiometer?

I would like to wire a potentiometer to xkeys and program it as joystick x or y or z function. Is this possible.
The test i did : central wire to Row1, the two other wires solderd to C1 and C2.
Can xkeys handle this ?
Extra info, i use the xkeys for flight simulation and need some potmeters connected.

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#2 2017-12-04 09:35:53

PIE Liam
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From: Williamston, MI
Registered: 2016-01-21
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Re: Can XKEYS pcb, endpoint joystick read potentiometer?

The matrix board was designed for a dry contact closure type of switch of any type, if this potentiometer is dry then it should work just fine, if there is any voltage running through the switch you'll end up shorting the board.

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#3 2017-12-04 10:02:01

JJ
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Re: Can XKEYS pcb, endpoint joystick read potentiometer?

Thanks for reply, the potmeter is dry, but it is not a switch. Can xkeys read the resistance of the potentiometer? And how do i wire the potentiometer to xkeys ?

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#4 2017-12-04 12:21:03

PIE Liam
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From: Williamston, MI
Registered: 2016-01-21
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Re: Can XKEYS pcb, endpoint joystick read potentiometer?

" Can xkeys read the resistance of the potentiometer" - no it cannot , I've doubled check with our engineers potentiometers cannot be wired to our devices.

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#5 2017-12-04 13:17:07

JJ
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Re: Can XKEYS pcb, endpoint joystick read potentiometer?

Pitty, it would be a great if xkeys could read potentiometers. Has P.I. a solution for reading potentiometers  ?

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#6 2017-12-04 15:25:46

PIE Liam
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From: Williamston, MI
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Re: Can XKEYS pcb, endpoint joystick read potentiometer?

I'm sorry no, there are no solutions at them moment. I will mention this as a requested feature at our next design meeting.

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#7 2017-12-04 15:36:31

JJ
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Re: Can XKEYS pcb, endpoint joystick read potentiometer?

That would be great , as cockpit builders we need a lot of switches to implement (XKEYS does the job perfect), but we also have a lot of potentiometers like intercomm, comm1, comm2, trim rudder, trim ailerons etc.. If P.I. can make a pcb for those jobs, i am sure there will be a lot of buyers :)

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