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. 145-1931
Mfr. Part No.BPW77NB
BrandVishay
TWD58
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
units
Infrared, Visible Light 5µs 6µs 1 20000µA 100nA 20 ° NPN 3 Through Hole TO-18 5.5 x 5.5 x 6.15mm 50mA -
RS Stock No. 708-2810
Mfr. Part No.BPW77NB
BrandVishay
TWD121
Each (In a Bag of 5)
units
Infrared, Visible Light 5µs 6µs 1 20000µA 100nA 20 ° NPN 3 Through Hole TO-18 5.5 x 5.5 x 6.15mm 50mA -
RS Stock No. 908-7037
Mfr. Part No.OP805SL
BrandOptek
TWD88
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Infrared 7µs 7µs 1 - 100nA - NPN 3 Through Hole TO-18 5.84 (Dia.) x 6.86 Hmm 50mA 5.84mm
RS Stock No. 700-0776
Mfr. Part No.TEPT4400
BrandVishay
TWD11
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. 665-5356
Mfr. Part No.SFH 309
TWD8
Each (In a Pack of 20)
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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. 170-0768
Mfr. Part No.OP593B
BrandOptek
TWD21
Each (In a Bag of 500)
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Infrared - - 1 4000µA 100nA - NPN 2 Through Hole TO-18 5.72 x 5.72 x 7.62mm 50mA -
RS Stock No. 145-1923
Mfr. Part No.TEPT4400
BrandVishay
TWD6
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. 234-0978
Mfr. Part No.OP593B
BrandOptek
TWD29
Each
units
Infrared - - 1 4000µA 100nA - NPN 2 Through Hole TO-18 5.72 x 5.72 x 7.62mm 50mA -
RS Stock No. 146-1624
Mfr. Part No.SFH 309
TWD5
Each (In a Bag of 2000)
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. 665-5259
Mfr. Part No.BPX 81-3
TWD32
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Infrared, Visible Light 6µs 6µs 1 1900µA 50nA 36 ° NPN 2 Through Hole DIP 2.4 x 2.4 x 3.6mm 50mA -
RS Stock No. 165-2383
Mfr. Part No.TEPT5600
BrandVishay
TWD11
Each (In a Bag of 4000)
units
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. 700-0779
Mfr. Part No.TEPT5600
BrandVishay
TWD18
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
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. 171-4845
Mfr. Part No.SD1440-003L
BrandHoneywell
TWD154
Each
units
- 15µs 15µs 1 3000µA 100nA 24 ° NPN 2 Through Hole Metal Can 2.41 x 2.41 x 3.1mm - -
RS Stock No. 815-1250
Mfr. Part No.BPW77NA
BrandVishay
TWD88
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
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. 165-6188
Mfr. Part No.BPW77NA
BrandVishay
TWD58
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
units
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. 146-1625
Mfr. Part No.SFH 310
TWD5
Each (In a Bag of 2000)
units
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. 168-5553
Mfr. Part No.SFH 309 FA-4
TWD5
Each (In a Bag of 2000)
units
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. 168-5370
Mfr. Part No.BPY 62-4
TWD44
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. 876-8710
Mfr. Part No.SFH 309 FA-4
TWD7
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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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. 168-5361
Mfr. Part No.BP 103
TWD35
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 -