HOA2006 Series Transmissive Optoschmitt Sensor, Transistor Output, Plastic Package.
The HOA2006 consists of an infrared emitting diode facing an Optoschmitt detector encased in a black thermoplastic housing. The photodetector consists of a photodiode, amplifier, voltage regulator, schmitt trigger, and an NPN output transistor with a 10 kOhm (nominal) pull-up resistor. The buffer logic provides a high output when the optical path is clear, and a low output when the path is blocked. Both emitter and detector have 0.060 in (1.52 mm) x 0.060 in (1.52 mm) vertical apertures.
The sensor housing contains IR (Infrared) transmissive optical windows. This arrangement provides excellent protection against visible ambient light while eliminating aperture openings which could be clogged by airborne contaminants.
Housing material is polycarbonate. Housings are soluble in chlorinated hydrocarbons and ketones. Recommended cleaning agents are methanol and isopropanol.