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. 902-6654
Mfr. Part No.BPW96B
BrandVishay
$0.789
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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. 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. 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. 700-0760
Mfr. Part No.BPW85A
BrandVishay
$0.769
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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. 700-0751
Mfr. Part No.BPW17N
BrandVishay
$0.843
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Infrared, Visible Light 5µs 4.8µs 1 1000µA 200nA 24 ° NPN 2 Through Hole T-3/4 3.3 x 2.4 x 2.9mm 50mA -
RS Stock No. 165-2383
Mfr. Part No.TEPT5600
BrandVishay
$0.476
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Infrared, Visible Light - - 1 - 50nA 40 ° NPN 2 Through Hole 5mm (T-1 3/4) 5.75 x 5.75 x 8mm 20mA -
RS Stock No. 768-9417
Mfr. Part No.VEMT2520X01
BrandVishay
$0.803
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Infrared, Visible Light - - 1 9000µA 100nA ±15 ° - 2 Surface Mount Subminiature 2.3 x 2.3 x 2.77mm 50mA -
RS Stock No. 700-0779
Mfr. Part No.TEPT5600
BrandVishay
$0.759
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Infrared, Visible Light - - 1 - 50nA 40 ° NPN 2 Through Hole 5mm (T-1 3/4) 5.75 x 5.75 x 8mm 20mA -
RS Stock No. 165-2773
Mfr. Part No.VEMT2520X01
BrandVishay
$0.332
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Infrared, Visible Light - - 1 9000µA 100nA ±15 ° - 2 Surface Mount Subminiature 2.3 x 2.3 x 2.77mm 50mA -
RS Stock No. 145-2208
Mfr. Part No.BPW17N
BrandVishay
$0.415
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Infrared, Visible Light 5µs 4.8µs 1 1000µA 200nA 24 ° NPN 2 Through Hole - 3.3 x 2.4 x 2.9mm 50mA -
RS Stock No. 145-2619
Mfr. Part No.BPW85B
BrandVishay
$0.304
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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. 708-2829
Mfr. Part No.BPW85B
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$0.704
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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. 145-1923
Mfr. Part No.TEPT4400
BrandVishay
$0.251
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Visible Light - - 1 200µA 50nA 60 ° - 2 Through Hole 3mm (T-1) 3.2 x 3.2 x 4.5mm 20mA -
RS Stock No. 165-6188
Mfr. Part No.BPW77NA
BrandVishay
$2.813
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Infrared, Visible Light 5µs 6µs 1 15000µA 100nA ±10 ° NPN 3 Through Hole TO-18 4.69 x 6.15mm 50mA 4.69mm
RS Stock No. 700-0776
Mfr. Part No.TEPT4400
BrandVishay
$0.861
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Visible Light - - 1 200µA 50nA 60 ° - 2 Through Hole 3mm (T-1) 3.2 x 3.2 x 4.5mm 20mA -
RS Stock No. 815-1263
Mfr. Part No.BPW85
BrandVishay
$0.565
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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Infrared, Visible Light 2.3µs 2µs 1 8000µA 200nA ±25 ° NPN 2 Through Hole 3mm (T-1) 3 x 4.5mm 50mA 3mm
RS Stock No. 815-1250
Mfr. Part No.BPW77NA
BrandVishay
$4.958
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Infrared, Visible Light 5µs 6µs 1 15000µA 100nA ±10 ° NPN 3 Through Hole TO-18 4.69 x 6.15mm 50mA 4.69mm
RS Stock No. 159-6563
Mfr. Part No.BPW85
BrandVishay
$0.317
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Infrared, Visible Light 2.3µs 2µs 1 8000µA 200nA ±25 ° NPN 2 Through Hole 3mm (T-1) 3 x 4.5mm 50mA 3mm
RS Stock No. 708-2731
Mfr. Part No.TEFT4300
BrandVishay
$0.673
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. 710-4926
Mfr. Part No.TEMT1020
BrandVishay
$1.216
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Infrared 2.3µs 2µs 1 7000µA 200nA 30 ° NPN 2 Surface Mount Subminiature 2.5 x 2 x 2.7mm 50mA -