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. 168-5288
Mfr. Part No.BPX 83
$6.90
Each (In a Bag of 250)
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RS Stock No. 654-7943
Mfr. Part No.BPX 83
$11.81
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RS Stock No. 654-8019
Mfr. Part No.SFH 309 FA-4/5
$0.713
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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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. 665-5381
Mfr. Part No.SFH 309-5/6
$0.76
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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. 912-8514
Mfr. Part No.SFH 309 FA-4/5
$0.272
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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. 912-8504
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3310
$0.549
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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
$1.86
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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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. 665-5384
Mfr. Part No.SFH 310
$0.675
Each (In a Pack of 20)
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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. 654-8801
Mfr. Part No.SFH 309-4/5
$0.76
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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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. 912-8567
Mfr. Part No.SFH 309-4/5
$0.277
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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. 146-1625
Mfr. Part No.SFH 310
$0.243
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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. 654-7993
Mfr. Part No.LPT 80A
$1.09
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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
$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. 665-5287
Mfr. Part No.BPY 62
$4.18
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Infrared, Visible Light 12µs 12µs 1 500µA 50nA 16 ° NPN 3 Through Hole TO-18 5.6 x 5.6 x 6.2mm 100mA -
RS Stock No. 146-1624
Mfr. Part No.SFH 309
$0.229
Each (In a Bag of 2000)
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Infrared, Ultraviolet, Visible Light 7µs 7µs 1 - 200nA 24 ° NPN 2 Through Hole 3mm (T-1) 4 x 4 x 5.2mm 15mA -
RS Stock No. 665-5356
Mfr. Part No.SFH 309
$0.675
Each (In a Pack of 20)
units
Infrared, Ultraviolet, Visible Light 7µs 7µs 1 - 200nA 24 ° NPN 2 Through Hole 3mm (T-1) 4 x 4 x 5.2mm 15mA -
RS Stock No. 168-5369
Mfr. Part No.BPY 62
$3.65
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
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Infrared, Visible Light 12µs 12µs 1 500µA 50nA 16 ° NPN 3 Through Hole TO-18 5.6 x 5.6 x 6.2mm 100mA -
RS Stock No. 168-5553
Mfr. Part No.SFH 309 FA-4
$0.277
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. 665-5378
Mfr. Part No.SFH 309-4
$0.921
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Infrared, Ultraviolet, Visible Light 7µs 7µs 1 4500µA 200nA 24 ° NPN 2 Through Hole 3mm (T-1) 4 x 4 x 5.2mm 15mA -