I Recently disassembled two printers, and I found a lot of neat sensors that I'd like to use for my projects. I've tried to search around the web, but I can't seem to find any pin out or datasheet for this type of sensors. They are kinda similar to the photo interrupters, but these seems to have 6 terminals instead of four. Here's some pictures:
Also I may add that some of them come with five wires, but most of them have just four.
Hopefully someone here could help me out, a circuit diagram of some sort would be really helpful as well.
I've powered the sensor as recommended, and I found that pin 3 is connected to the "photo interrupter"-part of the sensor. I measured about Vcc between pin 3 and GND when the IR-light was blocked, and about 0V otherwise.
I didn't find any variations for pin 2, it stays at Vcc. Any ideas? But I have yet to try the "motor-sensor".