I am trying to use the Touch sensitive pins of a ESP32. Problem is that between the ESP32 and the actual touch pads there is 1 meter of wire. without the cable attached the value is > 200, but as soon as I connect the cable the value drops to about 20. Then when I touch the pad it drops to about 7/8. The problem is that this is very unstable and from time to time it triggers alone, probably picking up something over the wires?
Is there a way to use the touch sensitive pins without being at 5 cm from the esp?