Any switch can trigger an action on your computer. Any keyboard shortcut your software uses can have a designated switch (copy, paste, save, open, close). Switches are easily set up to launch applications, open files, or type short lines of text like names, addresses, and account numbers. Switches are connected via Assistive Technology standard 3.5mm (1/8”) phone plugs.
|Operating System||Use: Any OS via USB HID | Programming: Windows XP through 10, Mac OS X 10.4 through 10.10|
|Free Programming Software||Windows: MacroWorks 3.1
Mac: ControllerMate for X-keys
Android: X-keys Android
|Free Software Development Kits||Windows (C++, C#, VB.NET)
OS X SDK
Raw HID (any language/OS)
|USB Codes Supported||HID keyboard, HID mouse, HID game controller, HID multimedia|
|Port Types||3.5mm stereo (accepts 3.5mm mono or stereo plug)|
|Number of Ports||6 ports (split to 12 with optional Y cords)|
|Optional Accessories||Wired switches, Y cords, or USB Extender|
|Connector||Wired USB standard “A” plug|
|Cord Length||118" (3 m)|
|Wiring Distance||Up to 1,000 feet (300m) from switch to port|
|Dimensions||2.55” x 2.55” x 1.01” (65mm x 65mm x 26mm)|
|Mounting||Two 0.19” DIA mounting holes, 3” O.C. (4.8mm DIA, 76mm O.C.)|
|Weight||6 oz. (160 g)|
|USB Type||USB 1.1 compatible through 3.0 Type-c with adapter|
|Power Source||USB port, nominal voltage = 5 VDC|
|Power Consumption||31 mA @ 5 VDC|
|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|
Download PDF: USB 12 Switch Interface DD.pdf
Sketchup 3D Model
We offer this Sketchup model as a 3D rendering of the USB 12 Switch Interface for viewing or planning purposes. Dimensions and details of the model, while reasonably accurate, should not be used for critical specifications.
MacroWorks 3.1 for Windows (free download)
ControllerMate for Mac OS X (free download)
P.I. Engineering SDK (free download)
Turn any single port on the Switch Interface into two ports.
We offer a wide variety of switches, buttons, and pedals compatible with the Switch Interface. More info...
Extend your X-keys up to 150 feet via CAT 5 or equivalent network cable.