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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RS Stock No. 539-864
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3410-1/2-Z
€0.32
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Infrared, Ultraviolet, Visible Light - - 1 10µA 3nA 120 ° NPN 3 Surface Mount DIP 2.1 x 2.7 x 1.05mm 20mA -
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€0.291
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Visible Light 5µs 6µs 1 4000µA 100nA ±37 ° NPN 2 Through Hole Side Looker 5 x 2.65 x 5mm 100mA -
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Mfr. Part No.QSB363
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Infrared 15µs 15µs 1 - 100nA 12 ° - 2 Surface Mount Subminiature 2.7 x 2.2 x 3mm 1.5mA -