Infrared IR LED (Transmitter) 850nm


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A light emitting diode (LED) that is used in order to transmit infrared signals.

This is a very simple and clear infrared LED which operate between 840-850nm and work for generic IR systems including remote control and touch-less object sensing. Pair them with IR receiver 1.5VDC forward voltage and 50mA max forward current. Can be directly connect to a microcontroller, Arduino or Raspberry Pi with only a few current limiting resistors and require no complex circuit for getting it working.

Also known as Infrared emitter or IR (Infra Red) emitter, a source of light energy in the infrared spectrum.

IR LED/sensor consists of two parts, the emitter circuit and the receiver circuit. This is collectively known as a photo-coupler or an optocoupler.

Features / Specifications

  • Size                 : 5mm LED
  • 100 mA continuous, 1000 mA pulse
  • Approx 1.6V forward voltage
  • Applications  : build wireless remotes for appliances, distance sensors, object sensors, colour sensors, line sensors, distance sensors, etc

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