The PowerTrack keypad and its rotary encoder were both designed by Blink Marine as a natural evolution of the Powerkey 1000, from which it has inherited the same attractive and compact visual design.
Together with the six quick-pick keys, the addition of a rotary pushbutton knob makes it possible to manage complex scroll functions on the display, and can interface with onboard systems thanks to CANbus protocols. PowerTrack boasts numerous personalization options, thanks in part to the flexible management of multicolor LEDs.


See how PowerTrack works and how you can integrate it in your on-board system.


CAN Keypad Addresses

You are able to assign any valid CAN address to the keypad.

CANopen communication protocol

We have released a new version of our CANopen that is fully compliant with Device Profile 301d. Configurable baud rate and custom CAN message.

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.

Smart led management

The intensity of the LEDs can be adjusted, whilst any LED indicator – whether fixed or blinking – can be personalized according to color preference. Backlighting for the keypad is also adjustable.

Concave keys

The ergonomic design simplifies touch navigation of the quick-pick keys.

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 can be configured to send messages to the CANopen, on a predetermined frequency.
This frequency can be set as low as every 10 milliseconds. This  feature can be used to monitor the continuity of the system and is  also helpful in troubleshooting a fault.

Periodic Heartbeat

The keypad sends a continuous broadcast of messages to indicate it is still functioning correctly. The frequency of these messages can be adjusted as needed.


  • Custom laser etched icons

  • High intensity led status indicators

  • Multicolor LED Backlight

  • CANopen compliant

  • Event status transmission

  • Periodic status transmission

  • Green/red LED indicators

  • Compact design

  • Vertical or horizontal mount

  • Vertical or horizontal mount

  • Protected from inverted polarity

  • Encoder with pushbutton

  • Periodic Heartbeat

  • LED acknowledgement

  • CANopen and J1939


  • RS485 Communication
    (MOQ 100 pcs.)



Supply Voltage 12-24Vdc Nominal (8-32VDC)
Standby Current <50 mA
Communication BUS CANopen, J1939
MTBF 95049 hours (in accordance with MIL-HDBK-217 – operating environment Ground Mobile)


Connector Deutsch DT04-4P
Switch Life 3 million operations
Encoder pushbutton life 1 million operations minimum
Encoder rotation life 100.000 cycles minimum
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
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 IP54
Weight 180 gr (Inserts excluded)


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