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Homework Help: Just a quick infrared light question

  1. Oct 14, 2006 #1

    me2

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    just need to know about infrared sources and the output of infrared detectors

    I think it's volts but not sure

    any links or info is welcome
    thanks

    rob
     
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  3. Oct 14, 2006 #2

    DaveC426913

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    Your question makes no sense.

    Are you asking that the "output" of IR detectors is "volts"? Volts is simply a measuring unit of electric potential.

    The output of detectors will likely be an electric current, yes. Which would be measured in volts and amps, yes.

    Each individual detector model will have specs that tell you its output values. They might be on the order of electronics devices, say < 5v and < .5mA.
     
  4. Oct 15, 2006 #3

    me2

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    hmmm ok then... im doomed
     
  5. Oct 15, 2006 #4

    DaveC426913

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    Perhaps youcould elaborate. Or use Wiki. Your choice.
     
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