5pcs TCRT5000 Infrared Reflective Sensor


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Introducing the TCRT5000 IR Sensor, a cutting-edge reflective infrared sensor tailored for your diverse project needs. Designed with precision and versatility in mind, this sensor is your go-to solution for obstacle detection, proximity sensing, and much more.

TCRT5000 Infrared Reflective Sensor Key Features:

  • Integrated Design: Combines an IR transmitter (photodiode) and receiver (photo-transistor) in one compact unit.
  • Optimal Range: Features a 950nm range for the IR transmitter.
  • Daylight Blocking Filter: Minimizes interference from ambient light, ensuring accurate readings.
  • Dual Functionality: Can be used as both an analogue and digital sensor, offering flexibility in application.
  • Precision Potentiometer: Allows for adjustable sensitivity to cater to various requirements.
  • Versatile Voltage: Operates efficiently between 3.3V-5V.
  • Clear Output: Provides digital switching outputs (0 and 1) using the LM393 comparator.

Applications for TCRT5000 Infrared Reflective Sensor:

  • Proximity Detection: Accurately senses objects and measures distances within a 1mm to 8mm range.
  • Line Following: Ideal for robots that need to follow a specific path.
  • Colour Detection: Differentiates between various colours, enhancing project capabilities.
  • Obstacle Avoidance: Ensures smooth operation of devices by detecting and avoiding obstacles.

Additional Uses of TCRT5000 Infrared Reflective Sensor:

  • Pulse data sampling for meters.
  • Detection for fax paper shredders.
  • Black and white line detection.


  • Size: 32 x 14mm
  • Package includes 5pcs of TCRT5000

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The estimated delivery time:

  • Standard (Free for orders over 25£ or 1.90£ Service) – Estimated 1-2 working days
  • Tracked 24H – Estimated 1-2 working days with tracking
  • Next Day Special Guarantee- Next Working Day before 1 p.m. (if ordered before 3 p.m.)

Items are normally dispatched within 24 hours (the same day if ordered before 3 p.m., excluding weekends) in 99.9% of cases.

When you place an order, and it is successful, you will receive an email confirmation for the received order. When the order is dispatched, you will receive an email confirming that your order is complete. Please note that if the order is placed with the standard service, tracking will only show when a delivery attempt is made or when the order is delivered.