Wiring for 5-pad Momentary

The 5-pin momentary breakout can be powered with anything from 1.8V to 5.5VDC. Just connect ground to GND and the positive voltage to VDD. This sensor does not have built-in touch pads, but you can create your own pads in any size or shape from wire, foil or any other conductive material. Simply connect your touch-pads to each of the 5 sense pins. When you touch the pad, the corresponding LED on the other side will light up. The chip only detects one touch-pad at a time to prevent false readings.

5 touch inputs in one device makes this the perfect component for building your own custom capacitive touch panel!
This guide was first published on Jun 29, 2013. It was last updated on Jun 29, 2013. This page (Wiring for 5-pad Momentary) was last updated on Oct 11, 2019.