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Photocell CdS 8-16K Ohm at 10lux 300K at 0lux 400mW 350V

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  • Jameco Part no.: 120299
  • Manufacturer: Jameco ValuePro
  • Manufacturer no.: CDS004-5001
  • HTS code: 8541407080
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Cadmium Sulfide (CdS) Photocell

Generate variable signals based on detection of light levels.


  • Maximum voltage rating @ 25°C: 350VDC
  • Maximum allowable power dissipation @ 25°C: 400mW
  • Resistance (Dark): 300kΩ
  • Resistance (Light): 8kΩ
  • Lead length: 1.44"
  • Operating temperature: -30°C to +70°C
  • Able to withstand soldering at 230°C for 3 seconds


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Specification Value
Cell Resistance Min-Max @ 10 LUX (K ohms)8 to 16
Cell Resistance @ 0 Lux/10sec. (K ohms)300
Power Dissipation250 mW
Maximum Input Voltage250 VDC
Peak Spectral Response (nm)550
Typical Rise Time55
Typical Fall Time25
Height0.37 in.
Width0.43 in.
Lead Pitch1.44 mm, 0.3 in.
Cell Resistance Min (K ohms)8

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