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Standalone 5-Pad Capacitive Touch Sensor Breakout - AT42QT1070

SKU: ADA1362

$12.95 AUD, inc GST
$11.77 AUD, exc GST

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Standalone 5-Pad Capacitive Touch Sensor Breakout - AT42QT1070
12.95 AUD

SKU: ADA1362

$12.95 AUD, inc GST
$11.77 AUD, exc GST
In stock, with a short lead time. 110 units dispatch in 4 to 7 days (in addition to the shipping method you choose). Our timing and stock is accurate. Delivery to you by Wed, 30th of Aug with Express Post within Australia.
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This breakout board is the simplest way to create a project with mutiple capacitive touch sensors. No microcontroller is required here - just power with 1.8 to 5.5VDC and connect up to 5 conductive pads to the 5 left-hand pins. When a capacitive load is detected (e.g. a person touches one of the conductive contacts) the corresponding LED on the right lights up and the output pin goes low. You can use this to update an existing normal-button project where buttons connect to ground when pressed.

Note that only one contact will be detected at once (this is to protect against having a hand brush against two or more contacts at once.

Comes with a fully assembled board, and a stick of 0.1" header so you can plug it into a breadboard. For contacts, we suggest using copper foil, then solder a wire that connects from the foil pad to the breakout.

The datasheet has many details on sensitivity, power usage, etc. - note that this board uses the chip in 'standalone' mode only, it cannot be used in I2C mode.

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We deliver Australia-wide with these options:

  • $3 for Small Items (4-6 days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
  • $6.95 for Standard Post (2-4 days, tracked)
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  • $11.49 for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
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Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
Adamstown
NSW, 2289
Australia

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