IR Infrared Reflective Optical Sensor TCRT5000

  • RM1.80

  • Product Code: TCRT5000
  • Availability: In Stock

The TCRT5000 is a reflective sensor that includes an infrared emitter and phototransistor in a leaded package which blocks visible light. The package includes two mounting clips. This sensor is often used for line follower robots.



  • Detector type: phototransistor
  • Peak operating distance: 2.5 mm
  • Operating Range within > 20 % relative collector current: 0.2 mm to 15 mm
  • Typical output current under test: IC = 1 mA
  • Power Dissipation: 200 mW
  • Daylight blocking filter
  • Emitter wavelength: 950 nm
  • Lead (Pb)-free soldering released
  • Dimensions: 10.2 x 5.8 x 7mm


  • Position sensor for shaft encoder
  • Detection of reflective material such as paper, IBM cards, magnetic tapes etc.
  • Limit switch for mechanical motions in VCR
  • General purpose - wherever the space is limited

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Tags: IR, Infrared