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IC Hall Effect Transistor £1.20

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SS461A Hall Effect Sensor

The SS461A is a temperature compensated Digital Hall-effect Sensor IC designed to respond to alternating North and South poles or to a South-pole only. This is a small, versatile, digital hall-effect device that is operated by the magnetic field from a permanent magnet or an electromagnet. Band gap regulation provides stable operation over 3.8 to 30VDC supply voltage range.

This sensor is capable of continuous 20mA sinking output and may be cycled as high as 50mA maximum. Its 3.8V capability allows for use in many potential low voltage applications. The digital, open collector sinking-type output is easily interfaced with a wide variety of electronic circuits.

Tech Tin Files: The Hall effect

  • The Hall effect is the production of a voltage difference (the Hall voltage) across an electrical conductor, transverse to an electric current in the conductor and a magnetic field perpendicular to the current. It was discovered by Edwin Hall in 1879.
  • The Hall coefficient is defined as the ratio of the induced electric field to the product of the current density and the applied magnetic field. It is a characteristic of the material from which the conductor is made, since its value depends on the type, number, and properties of the charge carriers that constitute the current.
  • The Hall effect was discovered in 1879 by Edwin Herbert Hall while he was working on his doctoral degree at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. His measurements of the tiny effect produced in the apparatus he used were an experimental tour de force, accomplished 18 years before the electron was discovered and published under the name "On a New Action of the Magnet on Electric Currents"