24 dedicated keys in a compact footprint with serial connection to computer. Replace legacy serial keypads sending ASCII to a COM port.
With a co-injected case equally suitable for handheld or desktop applications, the XK-24 provides a versatile control box for any computer-driven application.
Use key blockers and tall or wide keycaps to instantly customize the XK-24 for your specific requirements.
Repositioning keys and feet allow the XK-24 to assume a "landscape" orientation with four rows and six columns.
X-keys Planning PDF
What would you put on an X-keys? Test a few layouts with our editable planning PDF. Edit online or download. Open the PDF, click on any key, and type. Print out the result at 100% for a full-scale footprint. Download the XK-24 Planning Guide here or the Landscape XK-24 Planning Guide here.
|Operating System||Programming: Windows XP through 10; any system that supports RS-232 for use|
|Switch Types||Full-travel rubber dome, carbon on gold contacts, guaranteed for over 1 million operations|
|Number of Keys||24 single keys + programming button|
|Actuation Force||Approx. 2.5 oz (72g) break-over, approx. 1.5 oz (42g) hold|
|Keycaps||0.625” (16mm) sq.; relegendable with Cherry MX compatible stem|
|Key Spacing||0.75" O.C.|
|Optional Keys||2X1, 1X2, 2X2|
|Backlighting||24 blue and 24 red LEDs, individually addressable|
|Connector||Wired DB-9 Male with power port|
|Cord Length||72” (1.8 m)|
|Dimensions||5.8” x 3.8” x 0.94” (147mm x 97mm x 24mm)|
|Weight||10 oz. (285 g)|
|Power Source||Included 5 VDC, 1000 mA power supply|
|Current Draw||NO backlight: 18 mA, Blue backlight full: 38 mA, Red backlight full: 57 mA, All backlights: 75 mA|
|Temperature Range||-20 to 60 C|
|Memory Capacity||Approximately 1,000 keystrokes or commands in onboard memory|
|Memory Type||EEPROM, non-volatile memory (X-keys retains memory for over 200 years)|
|Environmental Rating||IP 40, typical indoor office environment|
|Certifications||FCC class B, CE, RoHS, WEEE compliant|
Please note this is the technical drawing for our USB XK-24 which has the same dimensions and specifications as the RS-232 version with the exception of the USB connector.
Download PDF: XK-24 DD.pdf
Sketchup 3D Model
We offer this Sketchup model as a 3D rendering of the XK-24 for viewing or planning purposes. Dimensions and details of the model, while reasonably accurate, should not be used for critical specifications.
Please note this is the model for our USB XK-24 which has the same dimensions and specifications as the RS-232 version with the exception of the USB connector.
X-keys TrueCOM and VCOM Software
This application will recognize and program both our XK-24 TrueCOM and our XK-24 VCOM.*
Download it here: PIEngineeringCOMUtilitiesV1004.exe (887 KB)
TrueCOM RS-232 Serial and VCOM USB
X-keys TrueCOM devices are true RS-232 serial devices, sending ASCII codes over a standard 9 pin powered serial connection.
X-keys VCOM devices are virtual COM devices capable of sending ASCII messages to a virtual COM port via a USB connection.
TrueCOM/VCOM Quick Start
*There are known compatibility issues when using X-keys Vcom with Win 8.1
Please consult the help file in the application for details. If you don't find the information you need in the help file, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tall, wide, quad and colored keys for your X-keys. Transparent keys enhance backlighting.
Blank legend sheets and custom printed legends.
Includes two brackets and Modular HoseTM connectors
One mounting plate with screws to attach an X-keys.
Protect your X-keys while traveling with this custom road case from MyCaseBuilder.
Give your X-keys a 45 degree angle lift with this 4x6 Tilt Stand that attaches to the back of the unit.