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.

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