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What’s PCAP capacitive touch screen?

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In nowadays,Projected pcap capacitive touch screen have already been immersed in many applications in our lives.But what’s Pcap capacitive touch screen?Today this article will explain very clearly for you.

The capacitive touch screen is a four-layer composite glass screen. The inner surface and the inter layer of the glass screen are each coated with a layer of ITO. The outermost layer is a thin layer of silica glass protective layer. The inter layer ITO coating is used as the working surface, the four corners are led out Four electrodes. And the inner layer of ITO is a shielding layer to ensure a good working environment.

When a finger touches the metal layer, due to the electric field of the human body, it is form a coupling capacitor between the user and the surface of the touch screen. For high-frequency current, the capacitor is a direct conductor, so the finger draws a small current from the contact point. This current flows from the electrodes on the four corners of the touch screen, and the current flowing through these four electrodes is proportional to the distance from the finger to the four corners. The controller calculates the position of the touch point by accurately calculating the ratio of these four currents.

Whats The Advantage And Sisadvantage Of Capacitive Touch Screen?

Advantage Of Capacitive Touch Screen:

  1. The capacitive touch panel is just for touch, don’t need any outside press touch
  2. Can support multi touch,like our small size ,generally support 1-5 touch points. Like the big size touchscreen,generally support 10 -30touch points
  3. It is wear-resistant,long life and low maintenance cost when used by users.
  4. It is relatively small in terms of light loss and system power consumption

Disadvantage Of Capacitive Touch Screen:

  1. If the application is for outdoor, the light transmittance and clarity of capacitive touch screen panel is not very good. Because it has serious reflection and the light transmittance of each wavelength of capacitive touch screen is not uniform,and there is a problem of color distortion. Due to the reflection of light between layers, the image characters also become blurred. So if your product is apply in outdoor environment ,we will suggest you do Anti glare function on the cover glass.
  2. Because of the current induction of our human body, the touch screen uses our human body as an electrode of a capacitor component.  When a conductor is close to the working surface of the inter layer ITO and a capacitor of sufficient capacitance is coupled, the current flowing away is enough to cause Misoperation of the capacitive touch screen. Generally, if the touchscreen have appear this phenomenon,engineer will make firmware to solve this problem.
  3. capacitive touch screen also have one more disadvantage is drift.when the environment temperature and humidity change and the environment electric field changes, it will be drift and inaccuracy.For example, the temperature of the display will drift after power-on: the user touches the touch screen while the other hand or the side of the body is close to the display; large objects near the capacitive touch screen will drift after moving. If the user touches the touchscreen, if someone comes around to watch It can also cause drift; the reason for the drift of the capacitive touchscreen is due to technical inadequacy. Although the environmental potential surface (including the user's body) is far away from the capacitive touch screen, it is much larger than the area of the finger. They directly affect the touch position. But now the technology of PCAP touch screen is very good,also can use the firmware to solve this problem.


Regardless of the advantages or disadvantages of touch screens. There are good and bad things and we should look at it with the right perspective.  It's just that after we know these advantages and disadvantages. They can better help us choose which kind of better solution when doing a project, and maximize its strengths and avoid weaknesses.  Because there have some project use the capacitive touch screen will be more better . Like many of the industrial application,they need such as multi touch,long life and low maintenance cost and so on. So the capacitive touch screen is their best choice.

About Dingtouch capacitive touch screen Manufacturer:

In conclusion, Dingtouch as a professional touch screen manufacturer with more than 10 years touch screen experience.We have many capacitive touch screen .Such as 10.1 inch touch screen,15 inch touch screen,15.6 inch touch screen,17 inch touch screen,18.5 inch touch screen,19 inch touch screen,21.5 inch touch screen. However, we also welcome to customize your own touch screen . Contact our team today to lean what capacitive touch screen are best for our retail business needs. Contact us NOW!


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