IR Break Beam Sensor - 5mm LEDs

This set contains a sensor and emitter. Place the emitter somewhere and whenever someone or something goes between the emitter and the sensor, you'll get a signal.

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Last Updated: 04/14/2024





  • IR Break Beam Sensor
  • Works like an invisible trip wire
  • Detect when an object or person gets in between the emitter and receiver
  • Emitter only takes power and can be placed anywhere
  • Receiver has Power, Ground and Data cables
  • Easy to use
  • 5mm LEDs onboard
  • Max Detecting Distance: 20 inches (50cm)
  • Operating Voltage: 3.3V to 5V (5V recommended for a stronger signal)
  • Emitter Current: 10mA @ 3.3V, 20mA @ 5V
  • Max Receiver Output Current: 100mA
  • Transmitter/Receiver LED Angle: 10°
  • Response Time: <2 ms
  • Dimensions: 0.8" x 0.4" x 0.3" (20mm x 10mm x 8mm)
  • Cable Length: 10" (25cm)
  • Weight: 6g (approx 3g each)
  • Pinout:
    • Emitter:
      • Red: Power (3.3V to 5V)
      • Black: Ground (0V)
    • Receiver:
      • Red: Power (3.3V to 5V)
      • Black: Ground (0V)
      • White: Data Output (LOW when something is detected between the emitter and receiver)
  • Includes:
    • Emitter
    • Receiver
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