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. 145-1923
Mfr. Part No.TEPT4400
BrandVishay
HK$2.431
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
units
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
HK$4.02
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Visible Light - - 1 200µA 50nA 60 ° - 2 Through Hole 3mm (T-1) 3.2 x 3.2 x 4.5mm 20mA -
RS Stock No. 168-5310
Mfr. Part No.SFH 310-2/3
HK$1.55
Each (On a Tape of 2000)
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Infrared, Visible Light 12µs 12µs 1 4800µA 50nA 50 ° NPN 2 Through Hole 3mm (T-1) 3.4 x 3.4 x 4.8mm 50mA -
RS Stock No. 654-8441
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3204-Z
HK$3.687
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Infrared, Visible Light 7µs 7µs 1 1000µA 50nA 120 ° NPN 2 Surface Mount PLCC 3.4 x 3 x 2mm 15mA -
RS Stock No. 654-8542
Mfr. Part No.SFH 310-2/3
HK$4.151
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Infrared, Visible Light 12µs 12µs 1 4800µA 50nA 50 ° NPN 2 Through Hole 3mm (T-1) 3.4 x 3.4 x 4.8mm 50mA -
RS Stock No. 912-8532
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3204-Z
HK$2.698
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
units
Infrared, Visible Light 7µs 7µs 1 1000µA 50nA 120 ° NPN 2 Surface Mount PLCC 3.4 x 3 x 2mm 15mA -
RS Stock No. 654-7993
Mfr. Part No.LPT 80A
HK$5.953
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Infrared, Visible Light 10µs 10µs 1 3200µA 3nA 70 ° NPN 2 Through Hole Side Looker 4.57 x 2.54 x 5.84mm 50mA -
RS Stock No. 168-5289
Mfr. Part No.LPT 80A
HK$2.31
Each (In a Box of 2000)
units
Infrared, Visible Light 10µs 10µs 1 3200µA 3nA 70 ° NPN 2 Through Hole Side Looker 4.57 x 2.54 x 5.84mm 50mA -
RS Stock No. 912-8504
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3310
HK$3.07
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. 170-9651
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3710-Z
HK$3.267
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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Infrared, Ultraviolet, Visible Light - - 1 12.5µA 3nA 120 ° NPN 2 Surface Mount SMD 2.1 x 1.35 x 0.9mm 20mA -
RS Stock No. 654-7808
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3310
HK$9.24
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
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. 915-4890
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3710-Z
HK$4.958
Each (In a Pack of 20)
units
Infrared, Ultraviolet, Visible Light - - 1 12.5µA 3nA 120 ° NPN 2 Surface Mount SMD 2.1 x 1.35 x 0.9mm 20mA -
RS Stock No. 912-8514
Mfr. Part No.SFH 309 FA-4/5
HK$1.42
Each (In a Bag of 2000)
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Infrared 7µs 7µs 1 7200µA 200nA 24 ° NPN 2 Through Hole T-1 4 x 4 x 5.2mm 15mA -
RS Stock No. 654-8019
Mfr. Part No.SFH 309 FA-4/5
HK$3.821
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Infrared 7µs 7µs 1 7200µA 200nA 24 ° NPN 2 Through Hole 3mm (T-1) 4 x 4 x 5.2mm 15mA -
RS Stock No. 195-849
Mfr. Part No.SDP8436-003
BrandHoneywell
HK$17.46
Each
units
- 15µs 15µs 1 17500µA 100nA 18 ° NPN 2 Through Hole Side Looker 4.57 x 4.29 x 3.3mm - -
RS Stock No. 665-5372
Mfr. Part No.SFH 309-5
HK$10.898
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Infrared, Ultraviolet, Visible Light 7µs 7µs 1 7200µA 200nA 24 ° NPN 2 Through Hole 3mm (T-1) 4 x 4 x 5.2mm 15mA -
RS Stock No. 168-5291
Mfr. Part No.SFH 300-3/4
HK$2.00
Each (On a Tape of 1000)
units
Infrared, Visible Light 10µs 10µs 1 7700µA 50nA 50 ° NPN 2 Through Hole 5mm (T-1 3/4) 5.9 x 5.9 x 9mm 50mA -
RS Stock No. 654-8031
Mfr. Part No.SFH 300-3/4
HK$4.851
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Infrared, Visible Light 10µs 10µs 1 7700µA 50nA 50 ° NPN 2 Through Hole 5mm (T-1 3/4) 5.9 x 5.9 x 9mm 50mA -
RS Stock No. 168-5376
Mfr. Part No.SFH 309-5
HK$4.234
Each (In a Bag of 2000)
units
Infrared, Ultraviolet, Visible Light 7µs 7µs 1 7200µA 200nA 24 ° NPN 2 Through Hole 3mm (T-1) 4 x 4 x 5.2mm 15mA -
RS Stock No. 539-858
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3410-3/4-Z
HK$6.406
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Infrared, Ultraviolet, Visible Light - - 1 25µA 3nA 120 ° NPN 3 Surface Mount DIP 2.1 x 2.7 x 1.05mm 20mA -
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