Author Topic: Vishay TSAL 6400  (Read 7915 times)

Offline cortay

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on: September 01, 2008, 08:03:50 PM
It seems like this is the best LED to get (according to the posts I have read?  If I am wrong, please don't hesitate to let me know.)  Where is the best site to buy these LED's?



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Reply #1 on: September 01, 2008, 08:08:42 PM
Should clarify.  Where is the best to order these from the U.S.A.?



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Reply #2 on: September 01, 2008, 08:15:37 PM
cortay
Yes Vishay TSAL6400 is the best (the TSAL5300 is better if you have a really good reflective surface) but generally the TSAL6400 is the ducks nuts!

Try mouser (not sure of website, see Johhny Chung Lee's blog or http://www.farnell.com.

Read: http://www.wiimoteproject.com/ir-pens/electronics-101-sharing-my-mistakes!-***-updated-***/ this will help you understand the basics of electronics and IR-Leds.

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Reply #3 on: September 01, 2008, 08:52:46 PM
I have already built a pen with the radio shack version and am looking to improve on that.  Is the Vishay 6400 an upgrade?  Also, will the N battery still power it?



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Reply #4 on: September 12, 2008, 07:57:54 PM
Has anyone looked into (actually bought and tried)some of the other Vishay IR LED's?


The TSAL 5100, 6100 seem incredibly bright, but they have a small 1/2 angle.


Is the only difference between the TSAL 6400 and 7400 the color of the LED housing?
6400 blue hue, 7400 clear?

From 6400 data sheet "molded in clear, bluegrey tinted plastic packages."

From 7400 data sheet "molded in clear plastic packages."

The rest of the specs seem to be the same, am I missing something?

Thanks
fpill



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Reply #5 on: September 13, 2008, 02:52:48 AM
fpill
Francisco uses the TSAL5300 and swears by it. I think they to similar to bother, see my response to your question in http://www.wiimoteproject.com/ir-pens/electronics-101-sharing-my-mistakes!-***-updated-***/.

If everything on the data sheet is identical, then yes just different housing colours.

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