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Transistor 2N3904 NPN General Purpose (bulk)

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Transistor 2N3904 NPN General Purpose (bulk)


  • NPN general purpose
  • Small signal


The 2N3904 transistor is commonly used for general-purpose applications that require low-power amplifying or power switching. It can operate at moderately high speeds and has a low current and power rating, making it a versatile option for a wide range of applications. The is available in through-hole bulk packages, making it a good choice for both prototype and production circuits. Three pins make it easy to use and can be connected in various configurations. When used as an amplifier, this transistor can handle up to 200 mA of collector current and has a gain of between 50 and 100. In switching applications, it can handle up to 500 mA of collector current.

When selecting a transistor for your application, it is important to consider the device's current rating, power dissipation, and gain. This transistor has a wide range of ratings that make it suitable for various applications. This makes it a great choice for anyone working with electronics projects involving motor control, DC-to-DC conversion, RF amplification, and more. If you're looking for a versatile, low-power transistor, the 2N3904 is a great option.

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Specification Value
Transistor PolarityNPN
Maximum Collector Emitter Voltage40 V
Maximum Collector Base Voltage60 V
Minimum DC Current Gain100 @ .01A
Power Dissipation625mW
Maximum Collector Emitter Saturation Voltage0.3V @ 5mA @ 50mA
Number of Elements per Chip1
Product TypeSilicon Epitaxial Planar
Maximum Emitter Base Voltage6V
Maximum Base Emitter Saturation Voltage0.95V @ 5mA @ 50mA
Maximum Operating Frequency300MHz
Maximum Collector Current0.20A
Minimum Operating Temperature-55°C
Maximum Operating Temperature150°C
MountingThrough Hole
Width4.19 mm
Height5.33 mm
Length5.21 mm

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