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MMBT3904 – NPN Signal Transistor

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The MMBT3904 is and SMD package NPN Transistor with VCE of 40V and a collector current of 200mA. It can be used as small signal switching transistor. It also has a low base voltage of 6V.

 

Pin Configuration

Pin Number

Pin Name

Description

1

Emitter

Current flows out through Emitter

2

Base

Controls the biasing of the Transistor

3

Collector

Current flows in through Collector

 

Features

  • NPN small signal Transistor
  • Continuous Collector Current (Ic) is 200mA
  • Collector to Emitter Voltage (VCE) is 40V
  • Emitter to Base Voltage (VEB) is 6V
  • Current Gain (hfe) is 100 to 300
  • Transition frequency: 300MHz
  • Available in SOT23 SMD package

Note: The complete technical information can be found at the datasheet given at the end of this page.

 

Through Hole Equivalent for MMBT3904

2N3904

 

Other NPN Transistors:

BC549, BC636, BC639, 2N2222 TO-92, 2N2222 TO-18, 2N2369, 2N3055, 2N3906, 2SC5200

 

MMBT3904 Brief Description

BT3904 is a NPN transistor hence the collector and emitter will be left open (Reverse biased) when the base pin is held at ground and will be closed (Forward biased) when a signal is provided to base pin. BT3904 has a maximum gain value of 300; this value determines the amplification capacity of the transistor. The maximum amount of current that could flow through the Collector pin is 200mA, hence we cannot connect loads that consume more than 200mA using this transistor. To bias a transistor we have to supply current to base pin, this current (IB) should be limited to 5mA.

When this transistor is fully biased then it can allow a maximum of 200mA to flow across the collector and emitter. This stage is called Saturation Region and the typical voltage allowed across the Collector-Emitter (V­CE) or Collector-Base (VCB) could be 40V and 60V respectively. When base current is removed the transistor becomes fully off, this stage is called as the Cut-off Region and the Base Emitter voltage could be around 600 mV.

 

Applications

  • Driver Modules like Relay Driver, LED driver etc...
  • Amplifier modules like Audio amplifiers, signal Amplifier etc...
  • VCB and VBE is high hence can be used to control voltage loads up to 40V
  • Commonly used in TV and other home appliances

 

2D-Model

The BT3904 is an SMD Transistor and is available in SOT-23 Package. If you are looking for a through hole type then consider 2N3904. The dimension of the SOT-23 Package is shown below.

MMBT3904 Dimensions

 

 

Component Datasheet