5 wire resistive touch screen

5 wire resistive touch screen

1. 5 Wire Resistive Touch Screen Description

5 wire resistive touch screen is a two-layer structure, two materials (film or glass) with ITO are attached with a gap between them so that the ITO layers are facing each other. Touch input will be made as two ITO layers together. There are insulators called spacing dots between the top and bottom ITO layers. These spacing dots prevent unintended contacts (inputs) of the ITO layers when not pressed. When the top ITO film is pressed and makes contact with the bottom glass, the contacted area will be detected via electrical conduction. The notable characteristic of 5wire resistive is that only the bottom glass has detecting function. Even if the top ITO film is damaged, the detecting function will not be affected (except for the damaged area).

Resistive touch is used in restaurants, factories and hospitals due to its high resistance to liquids and contaminants. A major benefit of resistive touch technology is its low cost. Additionally, as only sufficient pressure is necessary for the touch to be sensed, they may be used with gloves on, or by using anything rigid as a finger/stylus substitute. Disadvantages include the need to press down, and a risk of damage by sharp objects. Resistive touch screens also suffer from poorer contrast, due to having additional reflections from the extra layers of material (separated by an air gap) placed over the screen.

2. Size: 10.1" to 22" (OEM for custom size, MOQ limited)

3. Touch Point: single touch

4. Sample for testing acceptable, 3-5 days delivery time after payment confirmation.

5. Application: MID, digital photo frame, vehicle GPS, POS, kiosk. ad displayer, ATM, inquiry machine, terminal equipment, self-service device, medical equipment, industrial equipment, game machine, education displayer, ticket machine, etc.

6. Feature

1). economic

2).compatible with different system

3).high accuracy and sensitivity

4).custom, OEM & ODM

5).long lifetime

6).widely application for POS, terminal, ad displayer, game machine, lcd monitor, etc.

7. Specification

General Size

10.1”, 10.4”, 12.1”, 13.3”, 14.1”, 15”, 15.4”, 15.6”, 17”, 18.5”, 19”, 21”, 21.5”, 22”

Custom Size

10.1”, 10.4”, 12.1”, 13.3”, 14.1”, 15”, 15.4”, 15.6”, 17”, 18.5”, 19”, 21”, 21.5”, 22”


Input device



Linearity Error


Response Speed


Input Method

Finger or gloved hand (rubber ,cloth or leather)

Touch Times

> 10000000 times

Touch Activation Force


Surface Durability

Meets pencil hardness 3H (per ASTM D3363)

Light Transmission


Operation Environment

Operating Range: -10°C ~ 60°C

Storage Range: -20°C ~ 70°C

Relative Humidity

Operating Range: 0%~90% RH (no dew falls)

Storage Range: 0% to 95% RH (no dew falls)

Operation Voltage


Power Supply

USB or PS/2 Interface


Full Duplex USB 2.0 (Full Speed) Plug and play compatible

Serial RS-232. Baud Rate: 9600, 8 Data Bits, 1 Stop Bit, No Parity



Electrostatic Endurance

No abnormal appearance after 10kv, 100Ω, 250PF electrostatic used

Isolation Resistance

>20MΩ @ DC 25V


300Ω< X Axis <900Ω, 200Ω< Y Axis <800Ω (Varies with different size)

Agency Approvals


Operation System

Linux/ Dos / Windows ME/95/98 / NT4.0/XP/2000/ 7 /Mac OS