A photodiode is an electronic component that can be influenced by light. It can function either as a photoelectric cell (solar cell) or as a light-dependent resistor if it is reverse-biased in the circuit. The light applied generates a voltage in the photodiode.

Adjustable parameters

Designation Range Default value
Illuminance 0 ... 100000 lx 0
Dark current 1e-6 ... 1000 uA 1e-3
Short circuit current (100 lx) 0.001 ... 1000 uA 2