A phototransistor is a device that converts light energy into electric energy. Phototransistors are similar to photoresistors but produce both current and voltage, while photoresistors only produce current. This is because a phototransistor is made of a bipolar semiconductor and focuses the energy that is passed through it. Photons (light particles) activate phototransistors and are used in virtually all electronic devices that depend on light in some way.
- Phototransistor (276-0145)
- Specifications Faxback Doc. # 32130 Absolute Maximum Ratings (25 Degrees C)
- Collector to Emitter Sustaining Voltage (Vce): 30 V Emitter to Collector
- Breakdown Voltage: 5 V Collector Current: 25 mA
- Operating Temperature Range: -40 to +85 Degrees C
- Storage Temperature Range: -40 to +85 Degrees C Lead
- Soldering Temperature (1/16 inch from case for 5 sec): 240 Degrees C
- Relative Humidity at 85 Degrees C: 85% Power Dissipation at or below 25 Degrees C
- Free Air Temperature: 100 mW
- Dark Current (Vce = 15 V): 100 nA Light Current (Vce = 5 V, H = 20 mW/cm): 20 nA Collector to Emitter
- Saturation Voltage: 0.4 V Rise Time (10 to 90%): 5 microS
- Fall Time (90 to 10%): 5 microS
- Dimension 15″x8″x4″.