Infrared Detector

An Infrared detector is a detector that reacts to infrared (IR) radiation. These simple devices operate at 940nm and work well for generic IR systems including remote control and touch-less object sensing. Using a simple ADC on any microcontroller will allow variable readings to be collected from the detector.

  • Voltage - Collector Emitter Breakdown (Max): 30 V
  • Current - Collector (Ic) (Max): 20 mA
  • Current - Dark (Id) (Max): 100 nA
  • Wavelength: 940nm
  • Mounting Type: Through Hole
  • Orientation: Side View
  • Operating Temperature: -25°C ~ 85°C (TA)

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Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

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  • Member #1658051 / about 8 months ago / 1

    I understand the typical use of this component, but it just occurred to me that this could possibly also be used as a non-contact temperature sensor which would work well with my present idea. Can this component be used to indicate a temperature value?

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