What is a General Purpose Transistor?
A transistor is a semiconductor with a solid and non-moving part to pass a charge. It can amplify and switch electrical power and electronic signals. Transistors are made of semiconductor material with three or more terminals used to connect to an external circuit. By applying a current or a voltage to one of the pairs of the terminals, there is a change in current through another pair of terminals. Transistors can amplify a signal because output power can be higher than input power.
Types of General Purpose Transistors
There are many different kinds of general purpose transistors and at Future Electronics we stock many of the most common types categorized by Polarity, Total Power Dissipation, Collector Current @ 100C, Packaging type and Maximum CE Voltage. The parametric filters on our website can help refine your search results depending on the required specifications.
The most common sizes for Maximum CE Voltage are 40 V, 45 V and 60 V. We also carry general purpose transistors with Maximum CE Voltage as high as 800 V. Total Power Dissipation can be between 0.5 mW and 250 W, with the most common general purpose transistors having a Total Power Dissipation of 625 mW.
General Purpose Transistors from Future Electronics
Future Electronics has a full selection of general purpose transistors of several types when looking for a high power transistor, high voltage transistor, electronic transistor or transistor amplifier for electronics or circuits. Simply choose from the general purpose transistor technical attributes below and your search results will quickly be narrowed to match your specific general purpose transistor application needs.
We deal with Diodes Inc., Fairchild, ON Semiconductor and NXP, among other manufacturers. You can easily refine your general purpose transistor product search results by clicking your preferred general purpose transistor brand below from our list of manufacturers.
Applications for General Purpose Transistors:
General Purpose Transistors can be used in all electronic applications including:
- General switching
- Logic gates
- Amplficiation and sound reproduction
- Radio transmission
- Signal processing
Choosing the Right General Purpose Transistor:
When you are looking for the right general purpose transistors, with the FutureElectronics.com parametric search, you can filter the results by various attributes: by Polarity (NPN, NPN/PNP, PNP), Maximum CE Voltage (6 V, 40 V, 45 V, 60 V,…) and Total Power Dissipation (from 0.5 mW to 250 W) to name a few. You will be able to find the right high voltage transistor, high power transistor, transistor amplifier or electronic transistor for circuits and electronics.
General Purpose Transistors in Production Ready Packaging or R&D Quantities
If the quantity of general purpose transistors required is less than a full reel, we offer customers many of our products in tube quantities that will avoid unneeded surplus.
In addition, Future Electronics offers clients a unique bonded inventory program that is designed to eliminate potential problems that may arise from an unpredictable supply of products containing raw metals and products with erratic or long lead times. Talk with your nearest Future Electronics branch and find out more on how you and your company can avoid possible shortages.