Electronic – Can a water drop do a “fake” touch on a capacitive touchscreen


If a capacitive touchscreen is hit by water drops, like rain, will it report a touch?

I'm trying to evaluate what is the most appropriate touchscreen solution to use in an outdoor kiosk.

Best Answer

My phone (SE Xperia X10) goes nuts if there's water on the screen. Even a sweaty finger can make it mis-register touches. If it's a worry I'd suggest a resistive touchscreen.