Phototransistors

A Phototransistor is a two-lead or three-lead semiconductor that is more sensitive than a photodiode. It senses light levels and uses them to alter currents to create an electrical signal.
The bipolar semiconductor is can be made from silicon or another semi-conductive material.
How do Phototransistors work?
Once detection of light such as IR (infrared), visible light or UV (Ultraviolet) is successful, the device will alter a current flowing between an emitter and collector, depending on the light and level of intensity it receives.
Features and Benefits
• Reflow surface-mounting support
• Small, ultra-thin
• High sensitivity
• Electromagnetic noise resistance
• High linearity
• Produce a higher current than photodiodes
Where might I use a Phototransistor?
A photo transistor can be used in many different devices and applications such as:
• Photo interrupters
• Industrial electronics
• Human detection devices
• TV
• Air conditioning
• Digital photo-frames
• PCs or Laptops
• Automatic switches (lighting equipment)
• IP cameras
• Security devices
• Home electronics

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Description Price Spectrums Detected Typical Fall Time Typical Rise Time Number of Channels Maximum Light Current Maximum Dark Current Angle of Half Sensitivity Polarity Number of Pins Mounting Type Package Type Dimensions Collector Current Diameter
RS Stock No. 234-0978
Mfr. Part No.OP593B
BrandOptek
€0.64
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Infrared - - 1 4000µA 100nA - NPN 2 Through Hole TO-18 5.72 x 5.72 x 7.62mm 50mA -
RS Stock No. 170-0768
Mfr. Part No.OP593B
BrandOptek
€0.531
Each (In a Bag of 500)
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Infrared - - 1 4000µA 100nA - NPN 2 Through Hole TO-18 5.72 x 5.72 x 7.62mm 50mA -
RS Stock No. 912-8504
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3310
€0.313
Each (In a Bag of 2000)
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Infrared, Ultraviolet, Visible Light - - 1 8µA 3nA 150 ° NPN 2 Through Hole T-1 4 x 4 x 3.1mm 20mA -
RS Stock No. 654-7808
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3310
€0.986
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Infrared, Ultraviolet, Visible Light - - 1 8µA 3nA 150 ° NPN 2 Through Hole 3mm (T-1) 4 x 4 x 3.1mm 20mA -
RS Stock No. 902-6654
Mfr. Part No.BPW96B
BrandVishay
€0.604
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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Infrared 2.3µs 2µs - 7500µA 200nA ±20 ° NPN 2 Through Hole 5mm (T-1 3/4) 5 (Dia.) x 8.6mm 50mA 5mm
RS Stock No. 165-4935
Mfr. Part No.BPW96B
BrandVishay
€0.244
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
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Infrared 2.3µs 2µs - 7500µA 200nA ±20 ° NPN 2 Through Hole 5mm (T-1 3/4) 5 (Dia.) x 8.6mm 50mA 5mm
RS Stock No. 145-1923
Mfr. Part No.TEPT4400
BrandVishay
€0.247
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
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Visible Light - - 1 200µA 50nA 60 ° - 2 Through Hole 3mm (T-1) 3.2 x 3.2 x 4.5mm 20mA -
RS Stock No. 700-0776
Mfr. Part No.TEPT4400
BrandVishay
€0.42
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Visible Light - - 1 200µA 50nA 60 ° - 2 Through Hole 3mm (T-1) 3.2 x 3.2 x 4.5mm 20mA -
RS Stock No. 195-287
Mfr. Part No.OPL810
BrandOptek
€3.31
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Infrared 70ns 70ns 1 - - - - 3 Through Hole TO-18 5.84 x 5.84 x 6.86mm - -
RS Stock No. 165-2773
Mfr. Part No.VEMT2520X01
BrandVishay
€0.223
Each (On a Reel of 6000)
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Infrared, Visible Light - - 1 9000µA 100nA ±15 ° - 2 Surface Mount Subminiature 2.3 x 2.3 x 2.77mm 50mA -
RS Stock No. 165-2772
Mfr. Part No.TEMT6000X01
BrandVishay
€0.474
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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Visible Light - - 1 50µA 50nA ±60 ° - 3 Surface Mount 1206 4 x 2 x 1.05mm 20mA -
RS Stock No. 912-8542
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3410-2/3-Z
€0.378
Each (On a Reel of 2000)
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Infrared, Ultraviolet, Visible Light - - 1 16µA 3nA 120 ° NPN 3 Surface Mount DIP 2.1 x 2.7 x 1.05mm 20mA -
RS Stock No. 919-0745
Mfr. Part No.TEMT6200FX01
BrandVishay
€0.42
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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Visible Light - - 1 39µA 50nA 120 ° NPN 2 Surface Mount - 2 x 1.25 x 0.85mm 20mA -
RS Stock No. 908-7037
Mfr. Part No.OP805SL
BrandOptek
€1.931
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Infrared 7µs 7µs 1 - 100nA - NPN 3 Through Hole TO-18 5.84 (Dia.) x 6.86 Hmm 50mA 5.84mm
RS Stock No. 768-9417
Mfr. Part No.VEMT2520X01
BrandVishay
€0.438
Each (In a Bag of 10)
units
Infrared, Visible Light - - 1 9000µA 100nA ±15 ° - 2 Surface Mount Subminiature 2.3 x 2.3 x 2.77mm 50mA -
RS Stock No. 768-9354
Mfr. Part No.TEMT6000X01
BrandVishay
€1.232
Each (In a Bag of 5)
units
Visible Light - - 1 50µA 50nA ±60 ° - 3 Surface Mount 1206 4 x 2 x 1.05mm 20mA -
RS Stock No. 710-3853
Mfr. Part No.TEMT6200FX01
BrandVishay
€0.438
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Visible Light - - 1 39µA 50nA 120 ° NPN 2 Surface Mount - 2 x 1.25 x 0.85mm 20mA -
RS Stock No. 146-1624
Mfr. Part No.SFH 309
€0.133
Each (In a Bag of 2000)
units
Infrared, Ultraviolet, Visible Light 7µs 7µs 1 - 200nA 24 ° NPN 2 Through Hole 3mm (T-1) 4 x 4 x 5.2mm 15mA -
RS Stock No. 170-0728
Mfr. Part No.OPL810
BrandOptek
€2.90
Each (In a Bag of 25)
units
Infrared 70ns 70ns 1 - - - - 3 Through Hole TO-18 5.84 x 5.84 x 6.86mm - -
RS Stock No. 665-5356
Mfr. Part No.SFH 309
€0.335
Each (In a Pack of 20)
units
Infrared, Ultraviolet, Visible Light 7µs 7µs 1 - 200nA 24 ° NPN 2 Through Hole 3mm (T-1) 4 x 4 x 5.2mm 15mA -
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