Best guide of waterproof monitor with touch screen

In this new guide you’ll learn:

  • What’s the waterproof monitor
  • Best waterproof monitor for sale
  • Touch screen
  • Lots more

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Chapter 1: What’s the waterproof monitor

The waterproof monitor is a kind of computer monitor with water proof enclosure. In our daily life, there are lot of environments that need to use the display monitor, but these environments are full of water or steam. The common monitor can not be used in such environments, caused by the water or steam can cause short circuit which is very dangerous.

The waterproof monitor is designed to be used in such situations. The enclosure can prevent water or dust from entering the interior of the product. Lots of applications need to use such products, for example the monitor for boat, monitor for shower, marine monitor and many others.

Similar with other computer monitors, the water proof monitor also many custom parameters, for instance the size, resolution, touch screen and so on. Besides these, there are two kinds of parameters that you should pay more attention to.

IP rating: The higher the grade of IP rating, the higher the cost. For example, the price of 19 inch monitor with IP68 if higher than the 19 inch monitor with IP65.

Screen brightness: It’s important to use the monitor with right screen brightness. If you need to used waterproof monitor outdoor, but you purchase the common indoor monitor, then the screen would be too dark to see the content on the screen. At the same time, the higher the screen brightness, the higher the cost.

Follow this article, then you will know everything about the waterproof monitor.

Chapter 2: Best waterproof monitor with touch screen for sale

There are many kinds of waterproof monitors in the market and they have lots of custom characteristics, such as protection level, size, resolution, etc. Different applications have different requirements.

For example, the screens of marine boats need high brightness and highest waterproofing rating, but the sizes are always small, such as 10.1 inch, 15 inch and so on. However, the outdoor digital signage of bus station needs big size of monitor with touch screen. The waterproofing rating can be lower than marine boat.

The higher the requirement, the higher the cost. In order to save your money, it’s very important to balance the safety and the cost. So, how do you know what’s kind of waterproof monitor is the best for your application? The best solution is to select the right manufacturer to work together.

GECEY is very professional and we are your best choice. GECEY has rich experience of such product. Plenty of our waterproof monitors have been exported to the countries all over the world. GECEY has lots of advantages , such as pretty price, high quality, long warranty and many others.

GECEY is the manufacturer. We can provide a lot of custom products. You can order variety of waterproof monitors with different styles, such as the open frame monitor, panel mount monitor, stretched bar monitor and so on. We can design the enclosure and produce by ourselves. GECEY has plenty of products for selection.

The followings are the waterproof monitors that we can provide.

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Waterproof monitor GECEY can provide

Screen size4.3 inch to 110 inch.
Resolution 1920×1080,4K or others
Touch screenOptional. Please read chapter 6.
IP ratingCustom. IP65 and so on.
Enclosure or frameCustom. Please read chapter 7.
Build in computerOptional.
Screen brightnessCustom. Please read chapter 9.
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  • Brand: GECEY
  • Model: GC-MWP065A0
  • Screen Size: 6.5 inch
  • Resolution: 640×480
  • Screen type: LCD with LED backlight
  • Viewing Angle: 80/80/70/70(L/R/U/D)
  • Screen size: 132.48*99.36mm
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  • Brand: GECEY
  • Model: GC-MWP101A0
  • Screen Size: 10.1 inch
  • Resolution: 1280×800
  • Screen type: LCD with LED backlight
  • Viewing Angle: 89/89/89/89(L/R/U/D)
  • Screen size: 216.96*135.6mm
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  • Brand: GECEY
  • Model: GC-MWP238A0
  • Screen Size: 23.8 inch
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Screen type: LCD with LED backlight
  • Viewing Angle: 89/89/89/89(L/R/U/D)
  • Screen size: 527.04*296.46mm
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  • Brand: GECEY
  • Model: GC-MWP650A0
  • Screen Size: 65 inch
  • Resolution: 3840×2160
  • Screen type: LCD with LED backlight
  • Viewing Angle: 89/89/89/89(L/R/U/D)
  • Screen size: 1428.48*803.52mm

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The commonly used sizes and resolutions

SizeDisplay areaResolution
10.1″216.96×135.6 mm1280×800
12.1″245.76×184.32 mm1024×768
15″304.128×228.096 mm 1024×768
17″337.92×270.336 mm 1280×1024
19″376.32×301.056 mm1280×1024
20.1″408×306 mm 1600×1200
21.5″476.64×268.11 mm1920×1080
23″509.184×286.416 mm1920×1080
23.8″527.04×296.46 mm1920×1080
24″531.36×298.89 mm1920×1080
26″ 576×324 mm 1920×1080
27″597.6×336.15 mm1920×1080
32″ 708.48×398.52 mm3840×2160
37″ 819.36×460.89 mm 1920×1080
40″878.112×485.352 mm3840×2160
SizeDisplay areaResolution
42″930.24×523.26 mm1920×1080
43″ 940.896×529.254 mm1920×1080
46″ 1018.08×572.67 mm1920×1080
47″ 1039.68×584.82 mm1920×1080
49″1073.78×604 mm1920×1080
50″1095.84×616.41 mm3840×2160
52″1152×648 mm1920×1080
55″1209.6×680.4 mm1920×1080
60″1317.31×740.988 mm3840×2160
65″1428.48×803.52 mm3840×2160
70″1549.44×871.56 mm1920×1080
75″1649.66×927.936 mm3840×2160
84″1860.48×1046.52 mm3840×2160
86″1895.04×1065.96 mm3840×2160
100″ 2203.2×1239.3 mm3840×2160

A waterproof monitor of the same size will have several different resolutions to choose from. If there is no suitable sizes or resolutions for your application. Please use the blue button below to contact us.

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Chapter 3: Types of waterproof monitor

Plenty of waterproof monitors are used with touch screens. That’s why many people also called them as water proof touch screens. According to the use environment, such monitors can be divided into two types:

(1). Indoor type. Such type of waterproof monitor is widely used in the places with water or steam, such as car washing station, food processing plant and so on. It has the following features.

Generally speaking, Its screen size is small, such as 10 inch, 12 inch,19 inch and so on.

The monitor of this type is usually used with capacitive touch screen.

It doesn’t have special requirement for the screen brightness. That means its screen brightness can be about 200 nits.

The most important for such type is the waterproof function.

(2). Outdoor type. The outdoor waterproof monitor is widely used in outdoor places, such as bus stop, park, toll station and many others. Its features are as follow.

The requirement for the screen brightness of outdoor waterproof monitor. Some of such monitor need to reach up to 2000 nits. The requirement is similar with the sunlight readable monitor.

Most of the time, the requirement of its IP rating is higher than indoor type.

It’s usually used with capacitive touch screen and IR touch screen.

Some of them have the operating system. The operating system depends on what kind of controller board it uses.

In fact, this type of monitor has a proper name. It’s outdoor monitor or weather proof monitor. There is detail introduction about outdoor monitor here.

Chapter 4: Main parameters you should pay attention to

In order to get the right monitor with good price for your application, it’s necessary to know the following main parameters. If you get the wrong product, may be you pay more money than you need or may be you would find the product can not be used in your application. These situations would waste much time and money.

IP rating: It’s the MOST important standard for waterproof product. For details, please read chapter 5. This part will show you what’s the IP rating and there will be a table which contains several different types of use environments and IP ratings for you to reference. Form the table, you can check what kind of IP rating is essential for your waterproof monitor.

Touch screen: If you need to install the touch screen in front of the monitor, then you should know what kind of touch screens is the best for your application. For details, please read chapter 6.

Frame or enclosure: There are many kinds of frames or enclosures for water proof monitors. The materials and appearances are different. For details, please read chapter 7.

Functions: Some monitors is just used as the computer displays. Others are multi function playing platforms. For details, please read chapter 8.

Size: This is very easy to be understood. A rich sizes of such products are very convenient for selection.

Resolution: You can’t avoid the discussion of resolution when you talk about the LCD monitor, caused it’s a very important parameter.

Brightness: For outdoor displays or screens, the high brightness is an essential feature, they should be readable in sunlight. For details, please read chapter 9.

Chapter 5: IP rating of waterproof monitor

The waterproof monitor is used in the complex environment. The outdoor types will meet all weathers, such as rain, snow, dust and so on. The IP rating is the best standard to describe the capability that the monitors to protect themselves from damage.

The IP rating refers to ingress protection or international protection rating. It’s used to define the level of the frame or enclosure prevents foreign matters from entering the interior of the product, such as solids and liquids.

There are always two numbers behind the IP, for example, IP65, IP67 and so on. The first number which is from 1 to 6 defines the protection level for solids. The second number which is from 1 to 9 defines the protection level for liquids. The bigger the number, the higher the protection level.

For waterproof monitor, the basic is IP65. The table below shows you the suitable levels for such monitor.

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It’s much more convenient to use the table to check what IP rating is the best for your application.

For example, if you need a monitor for your marine boat, then the IP rating is at least IP67. If you want to use a waterproof monitor for your outdoor digital signal, then you can choose the IP65. Please keep in your mind that the higher the IP rating, the higher the cost. So, the most suitable IP rating is the best.

Chapter 6: Touch screen of water proof monitor

Touch screen which the function is similar with the mouse is usually used with computer display. It is installed in front of the display screen. Many people search for the water proof touch screen. In fact, what they need is the water proof monitor with touch screen.

There are several types of touch screens in the market, such as resistive touch screen, capacitive touch screen, infrared( IR ) touch screen. The capacitive touch screen and IR touch screen are the most popular at present. The capacitive touch screen is transparent and frameless. Its thickness is about 2mm. There isn’t such touch screen which the size is over 55”.

The size of IR touch screen is custom and the price is better. But, it has the frame. If the size of your waterproof monitor is less than 55”, then you can use either of them. If the size is over 55”, then we recommend to use the IR touch screen.

Chapter 7: Enclosure

The LCD display and touch screen are not waterproof. They can not face all outdoor weather by themselves. In order to protect them, the frame or enclosure with good air-tightness is essential.

According to the material, the enclosures can be divided into several types. For small sizes of waterproof monitors, the commonly used materials of enclosures are stainless steel and aluminum. For large sizes, the aluminum enclosures are most commonly used, caused by they are light and easy to be processed.

The small size waterproof monitors are always parts of some products. They are mounted to the brackets of the products. The large size monitors can be wall mounted and freestanding. In fact, the enclosures are custom. It’s convenient for us to design and produce the enclosures with different sizes, thicknesses, appearances and so on.

For the waterproof monitor, there are many styles of the enclosures, such as open frame type, panel mount type and so on. The kiosk is made by the waterproof monitor with stand enclosure. You can order any styles of custom enclosures from the manufacturer.

Chapter 8: Functions

Does the waterproof monitor just can be used as a computer monitor? The answer is no. Its function can be rich. The function of such monitor is decided by the control board it uses. Generally speaking, there are two commonly used functions.

1). Used as the computer monitor. This function is the basic and easy to understand. Most of small sizes of such monitors are just used as PC displays. The M.NT68676 is one of the control boards we commonly use.

2). Used as the multimedia player. Most of large size waterproof monitors are used as outdoor multimedia playing platforms. The monitor has the smart control board with operating system. The control board can be connected to the network via WIFI.

It has rich interfaces, such as USB, SD card, HDMI and so on. Such monitor usually has a IR touch screen. It can not only be connected to the computer via the HDMI, but also play the commercial advertisements and videos which are stored on U-disk or SD card.

Such waterproof monitor with touch screen is very popular in many outdoor places, for instance shops, bus stops and others. They can be mounted on walls or standing on the ground.

Chapter 9: Screen brightness

Different use environment has different requirements for the brightness of the monitor screen. For the indoor environment, the brightness of the waterproof monitor screen is same with the common monitors. It’s about 200 nits to 250 nits. The most important is the waterproof function.

For the outdoor waterproof monitor, the brightness of the screen is much higher. If the monitor is mainly used in shadow, then the brightness can be from 500 nits to 700 nits. If sunlight can reach the monitor, then it’s better to use the sunlight readable monitor which the brightness is from 1500 nits to 2000 nits.

Chapter 10: Screen type: LCD or OLED?

There are two types of display screen which can be used to make the waterproof monitor.

The OLED screen is a new technology. It doesn’t need the backlight and the brightness is about 350 nits. Can the water proof monitor uses the OLED screen? The answer is yes, but the use environment should be indoor. That’s because the screen brightness just can be adjusted in a very small range. It’s too dark for outdoor environment.

For the outdoor type, The LCD screen is the most commonly used. The LCD screen needs the backlight, so the manufacturer can adjust the brightness of the backlight very easily to improve the brightness of the monitor.

The life time of LCD screen with LED backlight is longer than OLED and the cost is lower. We recommend to use the weather proof monitor with LCD screen.

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