Tsal6100 ir led?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by rougie, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. rougie

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Dec 11, 2006

    I would have a quick question about the TSAL6100 IR LED:


    In the absolute maximum ratings section of the data sheet, it says that this led's forwards current is 100ma. But then it also says that the peak forwards current is 200ma.

    My question is, if I am pulsing this LED at 38Khz, can I go beyond the 100 ma maximum current. Like for example 150ma?

    Thanks for all help!
  2. GopherT

    AAC Fanatic!

    Nov 23, 2012
    Look closely, the Datasheets usually give a time or duty cycle that can be used. Looks like 100 microseconds. That will be 3.8 :D pulses at 38kHz.

    Are you making your own 38k detector or using a standard can?
  3. rougie

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Dec 11, 2006
    the detector is a tsop4838....

    LOL.... that won't get far....

    if u don't mind me asking .... what's a a CAN?

    so I guess 100 ma is Max huh?

    I don't think 100ma will be enough though .... ??

    thanks for replying?
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2013