PowerKey 1000 CAN

PowerKey 1000 is the flagship model for Blink Marine’s IP67 keypads. It boasts 10 keys and is available with CANopen and J1939 protocols. Compact and elegant, the rubber of the PowerKey 1000 can be personalized for both the icons and the numbers of led assigned to each individual key. The keypad is also clearly visible in the dark thanks RGB backlight.



CAN and RS485 Keypad Addresses

Assign any valid CAN (J1939) address to the keypad while also assigning the same or a different RS485 address. Communicate on either BUS simultaneously.

CANopen Communications Protocol

Fully compliant with Device Profile 401d.

J1939 Address Claim Transmission

Keypads no longer have to be pre-programmed to a specific address. This enables customers that work in applications in the field without access to a GUI to use any replacement keypad on-hand. The keypad can be configured to automatically announce its address and accept a new address assignment as appropriate.

Event Status Transmission

The keypad can send messages to the BUS indicating a button press or a button release event has occurred. This confirmation allows digital systems to have the same input acknowledgements as that of the latching position of a mechanical switch.

Periodic Status Transmission

The keypad sends a continuous broadcast of messages indicating the press or release status of each button at that instance. The frequency of these messages can be adjusted in a wide range.

Periodic Heartbeat

The keypad sends a continuous broadcast of  messages indicating it is functioning correctly. The frequency of  these messages can be adjusted in a wide range.

Three models


  • Custom laser etched icons

  • Multiple LED status indicators per function

  • Low profile

  • Compact

  • Vertical or horizontal mount

  • Overlay

  • Laser Etch

  • Pad Print

  • LED backlit icons

  • ON/OFF, momentary, toggle & scroll


  • Change CAN keypad addresses independently

  • Periodic status transmission

  • Heartbeat

  • Event status transmission

  • LED acknowledgement

  • Address claim transmission

  • CANopen and J1939


  • Programmer’s manual available to help support plug-and-play reconfigurability

  • Available in fixed legends



Supply Voltage 12-24Vdc Nominal (8-32VDC)
Standby Current <50 mA
Communication BUS CANopen, J1939


Connector Deutsch DT04-4P
Switch Life 3 million operations
Mechanical Shock X, Y, Z 50Gs 11ms
Vibration X, Y, Z 10 – 150Hz 0.15mm amp
Mounting Studs #10-32 Steel
Keypad Silicone rubber with polyurethane hardcoat
PC Board 1,6mm thick, Nema Grade FR-4, double clad with 1oz copper
Operating Temperature -40°C to +70°C
Storage Temperature -40°C to +85°C
Thermal Shock -40°C to +85°C According to table 2 of ISO16750-4
Humidity 0 to 98% (no condensation)
UV Protection UVB 400 hours
Salt Spray Per ASTMB117
Chemical Resistance Deet, Engine Cleaner, Isopropyl Alcohol,
Suntan Lotion, Multi-Purpose Cleaner,
Orange Citrus Cleaner, Muriatic Acid
Ingress protection Rating IP67/NIP69K
Weight 120 gr


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