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. 912-8560
Mfr. Part No.SFH 314 FA-2/3
€0.224
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. 908-7034
Mfr. Part No.OP804SL
BrandOptek
€2.051
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Infrared 7µs 7µs 1 - 100nA - NPN 3 Through Hole TO-18 5.84 (Dia.) x 6.86 Hmm 50mA 5.84mm
RS Stock No. 455-7954
Mfr. Part No.OPL550
BrandOptek
€1.49
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Infrared 25ns 25ns 1 - - - - 3 Through Hole Side Looker 4.45 x 2.34 x 5.72mm - -
RS Stock No. 168-5167
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3010-Z
€0.197
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. 708-2731
Mfr. Part No.TEFT4300
BrandVishay
€0.41
Each (In a Bag of 20)
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Infrared 2.3µs 2µs 1 3200µA 200nA 60 ° NPN 2 Through Hole T-1 3.2 x 3.9 x 4.5mm 50mA -
RS Stock No. 577-544
Mfr. Part No.PT480E
BrandSharp
€0.35
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Infrared 3.5µs 3µs - - 1000nA 13 ° NPN 2 Through Hole Side Looker 3 x 2.95 x 21.5mm 20mA -
RS Stock No. 577-544A
Mfr. Part No.PT480E
BrandSharp
€0.299
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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Infrared 3.5µs 3µs - - 1000nA 13 ° NPN 2 Through Hole Side Looker 3 x 2.95 x 21.5mm 20mA -
RS Stock No. 654-8867
Mfr. Part No.SFH 314 FA-2/3
€0.525
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. 170-0779
Mfr. Part No.OPL550
BrandOptek
€1.387
Each (In a Bag of 50)
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Infrared 25ns 25ns 1 - - - - 3 Through Hole Side Looker 4.45 x 2.34 x 5.72mm - -
RS Stock No. 165-2868
Mfr. Part No.TEFT4300
BrandVishay
€0.202
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
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Infrared 2.3µs 2µs 1 3200µA 200nA 60 ° NPN 2 Through Hole T-1 3.2 x 3.9 x 4.5mm 50mA -
RS Stock No. 876-8710
Mfr. Part No.SFH 309 FA-4
€0.447
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. 454-860
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3010-Z
€0.291
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. 908-7025
Mfr. Part No.OP550A
BrandOptek
€0.642
Each (In a Pack of 50)
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Visible Light - - 1 - 100nA - NPN 2 Through Hole Side-Looking 4.57 x 2.54 x 5.84mm 2.55mA -
RS Stock No. 168-5553
Mfr. Part No.SFH 309 FA-4
€0.152
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. 708-0573
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3015 FA
€0.449
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. 177-5961
Mfr. Part No.PT480E
BrandSharp
€0.249
Each (On a Reel of 1000)
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- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 802-3317
Mfr. Part No.QSE113
€0.511
Each (In a Pack of 20)
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Infrared 8µs 8µs 1 - 100nA 25 ° - 2 Through Hole Side Looker 4.44 x 2.54 x 5.08mm 1.50mA -
RS Stock No. 708-2829
Mfr. Part No.BPW85B
BrandVishay
€0.501
Each (In a Bag of 10)
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Infrared, Visible Light 2.3µs 2µs 1 4000µA 200nA 50 ° NPN 2 Through Hole 3mm (T-1) 3.4 x 3.4 x 4.5mm 50mA -
RS Stock No. 168-5170
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3410-1/2-Z
€0.324
Each (On a Reel of 2000)
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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 -
RS Stock No. 912-8295
Mfr. Part No.SFH 320 FA-Z
€0.143
Each (On a Reel of 2000)
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Infrared 8µs 8µs - - 50nA ±60 ° NPN 2 Surface Mount Top LED 3.4 x 3 x 1.92mm 15mA -