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. 654-7808
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3310
€1.046
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. 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. 654-8722
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3410-2/3-Z
€0.384
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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. 665-5356
Mfr. Part No.SFH 309
€0.335
Each (In a Pack of 20)
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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. 146-1624
Mfr. Part No.SFH 309
€0.133
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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. 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. 912-8560
Mfr. Part No.SFH 314 FA-2/3
€0.237
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
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Infrared 14µs 14µs 1 8600µA 200nA 80 ° NPN 2 Through Hole T-1 3/4 5.9 x 5.9 x 6.9mm 50mA -
RS Stock No. 454-860
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3010-Z
€0.147
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Infrared, Visible Light 7µs 7µs 1 25µA 50nA 160 ° NPN 2 Surface Mount - 1.3 x 0.8 x 0.65mm 15mA -
RS Stock No. 168-5553
Mfr. Part No.SFH 309 FA-4
€0.151
Each (In a Bag of 2000)
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Infrared 7µs 7µs 1 4500µA 1 (≤ 50)nA ±12 ° NPN 2 Through Hole 3mm (T-1) 3.1 (Dia.) x 5.2mm 15mA 3.1mm
RS Stock No. 654-8867
Mfr. Part No.SFH 314 FA-2/3
€0.463
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Infrared 14µs 14µs 1 8600µA 200nA 80 ° NPN 2 Through Hole 5mm (T-1 3/4) 5.9 x 5.9 x 6.9mm 50mA -
RS Stock No. 876-8710
Mfr. Part No.SFH 309 FA-4
€0.378
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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Infrared 7µs 7µs 1 4500µA 1 (≤ 50)nA ±12 ° NPN 2 Through Hole 3mm (T-1) 3.1 (Dia.) x 5.2mm 15mA 3.1mm
RS Stock No. 168-5167
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3010-Z
€0.14
Each (On a Reel of 5000)
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Infrared, Visible Light 7µs 7µs 1 25µA 50nA 160 ° NPN 2 Surface Mount - 1.3 x 0.8 x 0.65mm 15mA -
RS Stock No. 708-0573
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3015 FA
€0.561
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Infrared 7µs 7µs - - 2nA 13 ° - - Surface Mount Side Looker 3 x 1.4 x 2.41mm 15mA -
RS Stock No. 168-5426
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3015 FA
€0.194
Each (On a Reel of 1500)
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Infrared 7µs 7µs - - 2nA 13 ° - - Surface Mount Side Looker 3 x 1.4 x 2.41mm 15mA -
RS Stock No. 665-5401
Mfr. Part No.SFH 320 FA-4-Z
€0.147
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Infrared 7µs 7µs 1 1000µA 50nA 120 ° NPN 2 Surface Mount PLCC 3.4 x 3 x 2mm 15mA -
RS Stock No. 876-8713
Mfr. Part No.SFH 320
€0.12
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Infrared - - - - - - - 2 Surface Mount PLCC 3 x 3.4 x 2.1mm - -
RS Stock No. 654-8851
Mfr. Part No.SFH 314-2/3
€0.267
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Infrared, Visible Light 14µs 14µs 1 8600µA 200nA 80 ° NPN 2 Through Hole 5mm (T-1 3/4) 5.9 x 5.9 x 6.9mm 50mA -
RS Stock No. 654-8441
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3204-Z
€0.225
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Infrared, Visible Light 7µs 7µs 1 1000µA 50nA 120 ° NPN 2 Surface Mount PLCC 3.4 x 3 x 2mm 15mA -
RS Stock No. 915-4897
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3605-2/3
€0.255
Each (In a Pack of 20)
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Infrared, Visible Light 45µs 45µs 1 320µA 50nA 40 ° - 2 Surface Mount MIDLED 3.3 x 2.35 x 1.7mm 15mA -
RS Stock No. 170-9645
Mfr. Part No.SFH 325 FA-4-Z
€0.201
Each (On a Reel of 2000)
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Infrared 7µs 7µs 1 80µA 50nA 120 ° NPN 2 Surface Mount PLCC 4.2 x 4.2 x 3.8mm 15mA -