The TCRT5000 is a 950 nm and 60 mA Infrared Reflective Optical Sensor with Transistor Output.


  • Detector type: phototransistor
  • Dimensions (L x W x H in mm): 10.2 x 5.8 x 7
  • 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
  • Daylight blocking filter
  • Emitter wavelength: 950 nm
  • Lead (Pb)-free soldering released
  • Compliant to RoHS directive 2002/95/EC and in accordance to WEEE 2002/96/EC


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 View the TCRT5 Series of Optical Sensors