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. 700-0776
Mfr. Part No.TEPT4400
BrandVishay
MYR1.979
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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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. 145-1923
Mfr. Part No.TEPT4400
BrandVishay
MYR1.005
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
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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. 665-5299
Mfr. Part No.BPY 62-4
MYR11.956
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Infrared, Visible Light 12µs 12µs 1 5800µA 50nA 16 ° NPN 3 Through Hole TO-18 5.6 x 5.6 x 6.2mm 100mA -
RS Stock No. 168-5370
Mfr. Part No.BPY 62-4
MYR6.281
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
units
Infrared, Visible Light 12µs 12µs 1 5800µA 50nA 16 ° NPN 3 Through Hole TO-18 5.6 x 5.6 x 6.2mm 100mA -
RS Stock No. 654-8384
Mfr. Part No.BPY 62-3/4
MYR12.506
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Infrared, Visible Light 12µs 12µs 1 5800µA 50nA 16 ° NPN 3 Through Hole TO-18 5.6 x 5.6 x 6.2mm 100mA -
RS Stock No. 168-5304
Mfr. Part No.BPY 62-3/4
MYR5.653
Each (On a Tape of 1000)
units
Infrared, Visible Light 12µs 12µs 1 5800µA 50nA 16 ° NPN 3 Through Hole TO-18 5.6 x 5.6 x 6.2mm 100mA -
RS Stock No. 169-7607
Mfr. Part No.SD5410-002
BrandHoneywell
MYR99.127
Each (In a Bag of 100)
units
Infrared 75µs 75µs 1 4000µA 250nA 12 ° NPN 3 Through Hole TO-46 5.56 x 5.56 x 3.89mm - -
RS Stock No. 171-4902
Mfr. Part No.SD5410-002
BrandHoneywell
MYR99.20
Each
units
Infrared 75µs 75µs 1 4000µA 250nA 12 ° NPN 3 Through Hole TO-46 5.56 x 5.56 x 3.89mm - -
RS Stock No. 168-5301
Mfr. Part No.BP 103-3/4
MYR4.01
Each (On a Tape of 1000)
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Infrared, Visible Light 12µs 12µs 1 950µA 50nA 110 ° NPN 3 Through Hole TO-18 5.5 x 5.5 x 3.6mm 100mA -
RS Stock No. 654-8255
Mfr. Part No.BP 103-3/4
MYR7.524
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Infrared, Visible Light 12µs 12µs 1 950µA 50nA 110 ° NPN 3 Through Hole TO-18 5.5 x 5.5 x 3.6mm 100mA -
RS Stock No. 665-5246
Mfr. Part No.BPX 38-3
MYR23.012
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Infrared, Visible Light 18µs 18µs 1 1500µA 100nA 80 ° NPN 3 Through Hole TO-18 5.6 x 5.6 x 5.5mm 50mA -
RS Stock No. 168-5362
Mfr. Part No.BPX 38-3
MYR11.79
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
units
Infrared, Visible Light 18µs 18µs 1 1500µA 100nA 80 ° NPN 3 Through Hole TO-18 5.6 x 5.6 x 5.5mm 50mA -
RS Stock No. 168-5369
Mfr. Part No.BPY 62
MYR5.46
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. 665-5287
Mfr. Part No.BPY 62
MYR20.682
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
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. 168-5361
Mfr. Part No.BP 103
MYR4.431
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
units
Infrared, Visible Light 12µs 12µs 1 80µA 50nA 110 ° NPN 3 Through Hole TO-18 5.5 x 5.5 x 3.6mm 100mA -
RS Stock No. 665-5233
Mfr. Part No.BP 103
MYR7.624
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Infrared, Visible Light 12µs 12µs 1 80µA 50nA 110 ° NPN 3 Through Hole TO-18 5.5 x 5.5 x 3.6mm 100mA -
RS Stock No. 455-8014
Mfr. Part No.ST23G, C
BrandKodenshi
MYR6.66
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Infrared 4.8µs 3.2µs - 20000µA 100nA 30 ° NPN 2 Through Hole 5mm (T-1 3/4) 4.6 x 2.54 x 4.6mm 40mA -
RS Stock No. 654-7993
Mfr. Part No.LPT 80A
MYR2.793
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. 166-1740
Mfr. Part No.KDT00030TR
MYR0.821
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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- - - 1 1100µA 100nA - NPN 2 Surface Mount - 1.7 x 0.8 x 0.6mm - -
RS Stock No. 168-5289
Mfr. Part No.LPT 80A
MYR1.256
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 -