The TCRT5000(L) has a compact construction where the emitting-light source and the detector are arranged in the same direction to sense the presence of an object by using the reflective IR beam from the object. The detector consists of a phototransistor.
Snap-in construction for PCB mounting
Package height : 7mm
Plastic polycarbonate housing construction which prevents crosstalk
L = long leads
Current Tranfer Ratio (CTR) of typical 10%
Psition 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