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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 3
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 3
Good sensor – IR Infrared Sensor Switch Module Reviews

posted by MatiasSilv on 02/14/2013 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
This module is really easy to use, it is well made and the board is tiny enough to use it in a lot of applications. Range voltage of 3 to 6v allows this module to be connected in a wide range of projects. It has an enable input that can be controlled by a uC in order to reduce power consumption when it is not being used. The led indicating a detection is really usefull when testing.
Cons:
The range is really poor, no more than 20 cm, even replacing the original adjusting potentiometers by others. The cost can be lower.
Other:
If you not need more than 20cm detection range, this is a good sensor to have to play with it.
Bottomline:
If you have some electronic knowledge maybe you can built your own version with an increased detection range for less money. But if you don't need a higher detection distance and you just want something that works..this is a good choice

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