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What is a Photointerrupter?

Interrupter Types

Interrupters are offered in a variety of types and shapes, depending on the application.
Here we will introduce a few examples.

[Insertion] and [Surface Mount] types

Insertion Type

Insertion Type

Surface Mount Type

Surface Mount Type
Supports reflow mounting

[Case] and [Molded] types

Case Type

Case Type

Molded Type

Molded Type

With screw

Types that can be fixed using a screw

With screw

Fastening the screws after mounting the sub-board allow
the device to be placed in any position.

With positioning pins

Types that fix the interrupter position using boss pins

Positioning pins increase mounting position accuracy

Snap in

The position can be fixed with a pin
Can be used even in places without an electrical circuit by using a connector.

No soldering required.
Using a connector makes it possible to mount in locations where it is difficult to lay out circuit patterns.

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