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Posted by Dimitar Kovachev. All was fine, until the salesman at the local shop told me:. Probably someone has misplaced them, when restocking. Anyway, I purchased them. It was time to do some tests and measurements.

LEDs and photo-transistors can be wired in a similar way — using a current-limiting resistor in series. Under certain conditions, they will conduct electricity.

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When forward-biased, the current through the photo-transistor is proportional to the amount of light. Datasheeet leads us to our criteria — the current through a forward-biased LED is a constant; the current through a forward-biased PT varies with light. To drive the LED, it has to be above 1. Re-doing the math with these particular values gives the expected current for the LED: The final step was to take a digital multi-meter DMM l-53p3cc, set it to current measurement, 20mA range and complete the circuit:.


It was a photo-transistor. Not sure if your confusion about which component is which got l-533p3c. The LED is blue, the phototransistor is clear. You have 2 LEDs in your picture.

Chanced upon this post, and while the proper testing of the components to electrically differentiate the two is useful knowledge, but thought it worth mentioning: This is a useful way to verify that an IR remote control is in fact transmitting.

Thanks for writing this up!

Datsaheet diodes have always confused me a bit. Use your smart phone or camera. The image sensors pick up IR! Yes it did checked with a camera. Both pt datsaheet led as with photodiodes are composed of pn junctions and should theoretically light up when forward biased to greater than their turn-on voltage. When a LED is forward biased, it emits light while the transistor switches and amplifies the colector-emitter current if the base-emitter junction is forward biased.

So a LED will light and a phototransistor will not.

L5-3p3c devices you present here do not appear to have that characteristic. Note that a reverse biased LED can conduct when light of a suitable wavelength is presented generally centered around the wavelength which that LED emits when normally driven. This can be useful for driving a darlington or as input to an opamp or inamp.


L53P3C Datasheet

You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new l-553p3c via email. Skip to navigation Skip to main content Skip to primary sidebar Skip to secondary sidebar Skip to footer Low voltage. Mostly harmless… Exploring electronics, programming and photography. A LED or a phototransistor?!

IR LED and a photo-transistor – which is which? Leave a comment Comments Tony Roberts January 6, at Dimitar Kovachev January 6, at Sean Datazheet July 8, at Kenneth Olsen January 4, at Dimitar Kovachev February 2, at Petes March 2, at How would you go around this issue but with a phototransistor and a photodiode?

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