Tutorial for TTP223 Touch Sensor Module ( Capacitive)

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Introduction: Tutorial for TTP223 Touch Sensor Module ( Capacitive)

Description

The TTP223 is a touch pad detector IC replicating a single tactile button. This touch detection IC is designed for replacing traditional direct button key with diverse pad size.

Features

1. Input Voltage: 3.3V - 5.5V DC

2. Module size: 15mm x 11mm

3. Stable touching detection of human body for replacing traditional direct switch key.

Step 1: Material Preparation

For this tutorial, we required these items:

1. TTP223 Touch Sensor Module ( Capacitor)

2. 10mm LED (Yellow)

3. Resistor 220 ohm

4. Breadboard Power Stick 3.3V / 5V

5. Li-Ion Rechargable Battery 7.4V 1200mAh

Step 2: Pin Definition

Trigger setting mode: (1 = Short ; 0 = No Short)

Jumpers AB

Momentary / High Output 00 (used in this tutorial)

Self Lock / High Output 01

Momentary / Low Output 10

Self Lock / Low Output 11

Step 3: Hardware Connection

Make the connection as above picture.

Step 4: Results

Based on the results,

1. The LED will turn on when we touch the TTP223 Capacitive Touch Sensor Module.

2. If no touching detected, the LED will turn off.

Step 5: Video

This video shows the demonstration of tutorial how to use TTP223 Capacitive Touch Sensor Module.

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    21 Discussions

    0
    willowtaylor
    willowtaylor

    8 weeks ago

    How can I power multiple sensors off one power supply? I need to power four of these sensors off one battery but when I do they all trigger when just one sensor is touched.

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    Charlie12321
    Charlie12321

    Question 6 months ago

    Can you to me how to wire the ttp223 with its own power supply. I'm using a 5v power supply to turn on 5v LEDs using the ttp223. The circuit works fine but there's a 2v drop over the ttp223 meaning the LEDs only get 3v (very dim) I can't increase the input voltage as the ttp has an operating voltage of 5.5v max

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    MikeJ152
    MikeJ152

    Question 1 year ago

    Can you tell me how I can increase the sensitivity of the sensor. I need to put this sensor behind a piece of wood and it is not responding. Thanks.

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    arnablue
    arnablue

    Answer 1 year ago

    I'll suggest a simple and easy way...
    Put a thin pin/nail through the wood...

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    MikeJ152
    MikeJ152

    Reply 1 year ago

    Interesting idea. Will try it. Thanks.

    0
    consorciosinfo
    consorciosinfo

    Reply 6 months ago

    ojo no te pinches el dedo

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    inspireunltd
    inspireunltd

    7 months ago

    Can increase sensivity more then 10mm without touch the ped....adv

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    dewiajagkpakedoang
    dewiajagkpakedoang

    Question 9 months ago

    how much current and voltage output from TTP i/o?

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    IsuruS20
    IsuruS20

    Question 1 year ago on Step 2

    I need control 230 led lap ttp 223
    How to do it?

    0
    DirikW
    DirikW

    Answer 1 year ago

    Use a 5vdc relay

    0
    yckelvin
    yckelvin

    Question 1 year ago on Step 3

    I want to use a 9V battery to light up 3x 3V LED in serial, how can I use this TTP223 with a higher power source? How is the wiring?

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    GreyGnome
    GreyGnome

    Answer 1 year ago

    You need to power the TTP223 with a LDO 5v voltage regulator. It's 3 pins, very easy to use. Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/AMS1117-5-0-Step-Down-Voltage-Regulator-Module/dp/B078BCCDN1/ref=sr_1_9?hvadid=78340321331955&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvqmt=e&keywords=5v+ldo+regulator&qid=1572735548&sr=8-9 . Then, the output of the TTP223 should go to the gate of a BS170, like this: https://www.amazon.com/FAIRCHILD-SEMICONDUCTOR-Fairchild-Channel-MOSFET/dp/B0797PWYYS/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=n+mosfet+transistor&qid=1572735935&s=automotive&sr=1-3 . You'll want to use a load resistor with your 3 LED's in series, and, subtract 7.2 - (3 * forward_led_voltage) to find the remaining voltage that you'll then need to current limit with a resistor. (See this article: http://www.learningaboutelectronics.com/Articles/N-channel-MOSFET-switch-circuit.php or this one: http://iamtechnical.com/n-channel-e-type-mosfet-switching-leds) Note that, depending on your LEDs' forward voltages, you may not be able to put them in series. The forward voltage may be too high, and a typical "9V" alkaline battery only puts out 7.2V. Also, if you use different color LEDs, you can't put them all in parallel and have a single current-limiting resistor. One of them (red, most likely) will have a lower forward voltage than, say, a blue, so the blue will never turn on. Don't ask how I know that :-) .

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    arnablue
    arnablue

    Question 2 years ago

    Hello, can u tell me, how to reduce its sensitivity...?
    I bought some boards, they trigger, when my finger is close about 10mm...
    I don't have to even touch it...!!!

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    frarugi87
    frarugi87

    Answer 2 years ago

    Reading the datasheet, the sensitivity can be decreased by

    a) reduce the size of the sensor (which you cannot do)
    b) increase the distance (for instance put some plastic above the contact)
    c) add a capacitor between the sensor and ground.

    If you can't do solution b, then I suggest you to add a capacitor. I do not have these modules, but if I saw correctly the unpopulated pads in the top right corner of the board images are for this purpose. Just solder there a small SMD capacitor (10-50pF, in a 0603 or package I think, or a 0805) and the sensitivity should decrease. The larger the capacitor, the smaller the sensitivity (but do not go beyond 50pF)

    2
    Boomer48
    Boomer48

    Reply 1 year ago

    You can just solder a standard ceramic capacitor to the unpopulated solder pads shown in the top right of the board picture. I use a 22pf capacitor but a 47pf also works. I had to do this in order to get the module to work properly below 4.75 volts.

    0
    ParthK27
    ParthK27

    Question 2 years ago on Step 5

    Will it work perfectly if I put a piece of foam, or hard plastic on it?

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    SycoJ
    SycoJ

    Question 2 years ago on Step 5

    How to use this as power on off switch? I've tried to power on my Attiny85 with neopixel ring but the neopixels just light orange or white instead of doing the rainbow effect?

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    RobertB51
    RobertB51

    Answer 2 years ago

    This device may have a 5V output when it is active, but it's not designed to/able to power a whole neopixel ring. You need to either: A) simply wire the "I/O" pin of this touch sensor to a spare pin on your Attiny85, and modify your firmware/sketch to control the neopixel ring accordingly. Or B), connect a P-type mosfet thusly: Source pin to 5V supply, Gate pin to the "I/O" pin of the touch sensor. The remaining Drain pin of the Mosfet will become a much stronger (and inverted, but you can easily fix that by changing the jumpers) 5V source when the touch sensor is activated, strong enough to drive your neopixel ring.

    Also, check the voltage of your 5V supply with a multimeter. You'll see that it's not actually 5V when you're loading it down with a whole neopixel ring.

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    offtherails2010
    offtherails2010

    2 years ago

    Fantastic ! Thanks for the easy to follow instructable and bonus video !!

    Simplicity at its best !

    Keep up the awesome tinkering dude !

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    anovinayak
    anovinayak

    Question 2 years ago on Step 2

    Can you explain the jumper pins in more detail. The difference between high output and low output. And difference between jog and self lock???