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Application Note #07-001

INTERFACING WITH PHOENIX AMERICA NPN OPEN COLLECTOR SENSORS

The majority of Phoenix America’s sensors are constructed with an NPN open collector (or N Channel open drain) output stage. This configuration is versatile and allows for easy connection to a wide variety circuit configurations. The two main constraints to be kept in mind when implementing a connection with an open collector output are output voltage and output current. Fortunately, these limitations are easy to understand and are described herein..


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