Transistors .. “Typical” parameters which may be provided in SCILLC data sheets and/or specifications can and do vary in different applications and actual. DATA SHEET. Product specification. Supersedes data of Apr Oct DISCRETE SEMICONDUCTORS. 2N NPN switching. Unless otherwise specified in this data sheet, this product is a standard commercial product and is not intended for use in applications that require extraordinary.

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The device is designed to operate with an efficient heatsink, but care must be taken to mount the device properly, [7] [8] [9] else physical damage or worsened power handling may result, especially with cases or heatsinks that are not perfectly flat.

2N3904 Datasheet, Equivalent, Cross Reference Search

How they differ is that the 2N can handle greater operating collector current. Also the higher frequency response has improved performance when used in audio amplifiers.

But, if you wanted to power several of them, for instance, you may need more current, what you would get from the 2N, up to 1A. Typical components that may require a transistor in order to be driven are motors, buzzers, solenoids, and high-power LEDs.

This means they are both controlled by current applied to the base and provide current amplification at the collector-emitter end. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This transistor is low-cost, widely available and sufficiently robust to be of use by experimenters and electronics hobbyists.

The exact performance characteristics depend on the manufacturer and date; before the move to the epitaxial base version in the mids the f T could be as low as 0.

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It was introduced in the early s by RCA using a hometaxial power transistor process, transitioned to an epitaxial base in the mids. The KD have higher power and higher current than 2N This means the 2N will suffice perfectly fine for these applications.

2N / BC / PN / 2N NPN Transistor – NTEAP

Retrieved from ” https: It is used in a variety of analog amplification and switching applications. With changes to semiconductor manufacturing technology, the original process became economically uncompetitive in the mids, and a similar device was created using epitaxial base technology.


In these ways, the 2N and the 2N are both identical. If you need less than mA, the 2n30944 or 2N will work. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Archived from the original on The 2N, 2N, and 2N devices, for example, which date back to the s but have been improved, are still useful in new designs and are still popular for experimenters.

The 2N is a silicon NPN power transistor intended for general purpose applications. Wikimedia Commons has media related to 2N First explanation from mgburr and Lance: It is designed for low current and powermedium voltageand can operate at moderately high speeds. Transistor Man looks at the current going from the base to the emitter. Sometimes the V CBO breakdown voltage the maximum voltage between collector and base, with the emitter open, an unrealistic arrangement in practical circuits is given as the only voltage rating, which can cause confusion.

The total power dissipation written P D in most American datasheets, P tot in European ones depends on the heatsink dtasheet which the 2N is connected. The team of design, production, and applications engineers received RCA Electronic Components achievement awards in Variants with higher voltage ratings e.

2N3904 vs 2N2222

Plus, currents this high need to be cautiously used because they can easily be lethal and can cause death. The historically-significant 2N was designed by Herb Meisel’s engineering group with RCA; it was the first multi-amp silicon power transistor to sell for less than one dollar, and became an industry workhorse standard.

Graf; William Sheets Retrieved from ” https: It has a transition frequency of 2. Since the early s, the 2N transistor has been heavily targeted by counterfeiters, who substitute much smaller silicon dies with lesser power ratings, use inferior mounting techniques, and fake the markings. So I asked folks what their favorite transistor was for audio applications and instead of getting 10 different kinds, a few of them agreed on the 2N spoilsports: RCA by had changed their specification to give 2.


Modern successors to the 2N can be much more suitable in fast-switching circuits or high-end audio power amplifiers. Anyway so somehow they got to explaining how to find the DC current gain of a transistor based on its datasheet and such:.

2N transistor datasheet & applicatoin notes – Datasheet Archive

These all normally require much less than mA to be powered on. It was produced exclusively by the Czechoslovakian electronics company Tesla. This page was last edited on 18 Octoberat In case you’re curious about which to use, or which one is better or superior transistog the other, in this article, we compare and contrast the 2 transistors.

And if you need greater than 1A at the output, then a darlington transistor such as the TIP transistor can be used, which can handle up to 5A of amplified current. KD are packaged in a TO-3 case style called T41 by Teslait is a 20 amp80 voltwatt power transistor. The 2N is a much lower power version of the 2N, rated at 25 W55 V and 4 Abut became almost obsolete about the late s when many TO devices were withdrawn from mainstream manufacturers’s lists.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to 2N In the sheet above, it is also known as as hFE. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the transistor that you should use.

This wouldn’t be acceptable, since it exceeds the maximum V CEO. Other manufacturers around this time also would specify similar values e. So if you need to build an amplifier with a gain ofyou set up 3 transistor stages. The collector current is the amplified current that flows from the emitter terminal to the collector terminal to power on a load that may be connected to the transistor.

Commons category link from Wikidata. This means that in a circuit, voltage and current are biased to them the same exact way- they both must receive positive voltage to the base and collector terminals in order to operate.