IR eclipse click carries an EE-SX198 photo interrupter sensor. This sensor consists of an infrared transmitter and receiver facing each other and spaced apart by a 3mm slit. When the beam from the transmitter is eclipsed by placing an object in the slit (like a piece of paper), the sensor is activated (indicated by the onboard INT LED). This type of sensor is typically used in printers, copiers, vending machines and so forth. IR eclipse click communicates with the target board through the mikroBUS INT line. It’s designed to work with either a 3.3V or 5V power supply.
A photo interrupter detects anything that obstructs its beam, so it can be used to detect any object that can fit in its 3mm slit. Typical applications include printers, copiers, vending machines and so on
EE-SX198 photo interrupter sensor
INT LED serves as a visual indicator for the LED
Compact design with clear and depictive silk screen markings