IR Receiver Module 38 kHz Sensor: TSOP4838

Make your projects remote controlled! Use this IR Receiver Module to receive infrared signals from any IR remote control. This module is just like the one you'd find in your TV that receives infrared signals from your TV remote. Arduino & Raspberry Pi Compatible

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Last Updated: 10/03/2022




This Infrared Receiver Module receives signals sent at the standard 38kHz just like the signals your TV and home appliance remotes transmit. This is perfect for making your project remote controlled. Receive a signal from almost any remote control with this Infrared (IR) Receiver Module. Arduino & Raspberry Pi Compatible!

Quick Getting Started Pin Hookup Explained:

  • Pin 1: Signal (connect this pin to your Arduino, Raspberry Pi, or other microcontroller)
  • Pin 2: GND (0V)
  • Pin 3: Power (2.5 - 5.5 V)



  • Operating Voltage: 2.5V - 5.5V DC
  • Supply Current: 0.5mA - 0.9mA
  • Transmission Distance: 45m / 148 ft
  • Output Low Voltage: 100mV
  • Minimum Irradiance: 0.12 mW/m^2
  • Maximum Irradiance: 50 mW/m^2
  • Directivity: ~45 degrees
  • Specifically designed to suppress spurious noise & disturbance signals.
  • A PIN diode and a preamplifier are assembled on lead frame, the epoxy package contains an IR filter.


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