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. 654-8019
Mfr. Part No.SFH 309 FA-4/5
$0.433
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Infrared 7µs 7µs 1 7200µA 200nA 24 ° NPN 2 Through Hole 3mm (T-1) 4 x 4 x 5.2mm 15mA -
RS Stock No. 912-8514
Mfr. Part No.SFH 309 FA-4/5
$0.234
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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. 665-5381
Mfr. Part No.SFH 309-5/6
$0.544
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Infrared, Ultraviolet, Visible Light 7µs 7µs 1 11200µA 200nA 24 ° NPN 2 Through Hole 3mm (T-1) 4 x 4 x 5.2mm 15mA -
RS Stock No. 168-5378
Mfr. Part No.SFH 309-5/6
$0.27
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Infrared, Ultraviolet, Visible Light 7µs 7µs 1 11200µA 200nA 24 ° NPN 2 Through Hole 3mm (T-1) 4 x 4 x 5.2mm 15mA -
RS Stock No. 169-7607
Mfr. Part No.SD5410-002
BrandHoneywell
$5.548
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Infrared 75µs 75µs 1 4000µA 250nA 12 ° NPN 3 Through Hole TO-46 5.56 x 5.56 x 3.89mm - -
RS Stock No. 201-7729
Mfr. Part No.IRA-E700ST0
BrandMurata
$4.65
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Infrared - - - - - 22.5 ° - 3 Through Hole - 9.2 x 9.2 x 4.7mm - -
RS Stock No. 169-2875
Mfr. Part No.IRA-E700ST0
BrandMurata
$3.825
Each (In a Box of 100)
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Infrared - - - - - 22.5 ° - 3 Through Hole - 9.2 x 9.2 x 4.7mm - -
RS Stock No. 171-4902
Mfr. Part No.SD5410-002
BrandHoneywell
$5.55
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Infrared 75µs 75µs 1 4000µA 250nA 12 ° NPN 3 Through Hole TO-46 5.56 x 5.56 x 3.89mm - -
RS Stock No. 912-8504
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3310
$0.507
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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
$1.08
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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. 145-1922
Mfr. Part No.BPW85A
BrandVishay
$0.304
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Infrared, Visible Light 2.3µs 2µs 1 - 200nA 50 ° NPN 2 Through Hole 3mm (T-1) 3.4 x 3.4 x 4.5mm 50mA -
RS Stock No. 912-8567
Mfr. Part No.SFH 309-4/5
$0.231
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Infrared, Ultraviolet, Visible Light 7µs 7µs 1 7200µA 200nA 24 ° NPN 2 Through Hole T-1 4 x 4 x 5.2mm 15mA -
RS Stock No. 165-4935
Mfr. Part No.BPW96B
BrandVishay
$0.473
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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. 654-8801
Mfr. Part No.SFH 309-4/5
$0.567
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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. 665-5384
Mfr. Part No.SFH 310
$0.49
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Infrared, Visible Light 12µs 12µs 1 - 50nA 50 ° NPN 2 Through Hole 3mm (T-1) 3.4 x 3.4 x 4.8mm 50mA -
RS Stock No. 902-6654
Mfr. Part No.BPW96B
BrandVishay
$0.868
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. 146-1625
Mfr. Part No.SFH 310
$0.226
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Infrared, Visible Light 12µs 12µs 1 - 50nA 50 ° NPN 2 Through Hole 3mm (T-1) 3.4 x 3.4 x 4.8mm 50mA -
RS Stock No. 700-0760
Mfr. Part No.BPW85A
BrandVishay
$0.718
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Infrared, Visible Light 2.3µs 2µs 1 - 200nA 50 ° NPN 2 Through Hole 3mm (T-1) 3.4 x 3.4 x 4.5mm 50mA -
RS Stock No. 168-5289
Mfr. Part No.LPT 80A
$0.487
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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. 170-0779
Mfr. Part No.OPL550
BrandOptek
$2.19
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 - -
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