Cold weather can reduce the responsiveness of the touchscreen of the E-Link Tab. To resolve this lack of responsiveness the following best practices are recommended:
1. Make sure the robot control room is frost free (keep the temperature on 5 degrees Celsius or higher). When the screen is cold, a thin layer of moist or ice can gather on the surface. Although barely visible, this water influences the screen a lot.
2. Similar to smartphones, the screen has a protective foil when shipped. Sometimes this is not very visible, with the risk of it being overlooked. Make sure the foil is removed from the screen.
3. Clean with a soft moist cloth and make sure the screen is dry afterwards. Some cleaning chemicals leave a layer on the screen that influences the touch response.
4. Cold and dry hands have less electrical characteristics; therefore the screen is less responsive. To use a pen specifically designed for capacitive screens can solve this problem.
5. Set a password on the E-Link Tab if there are unwanted ‘ghost’ touches