top of page

2N5401 Transistor Explained / Description:

2n5401 is a high voltage PNP general purpose transistor that can be used in verity of general purpose electronic applications that are operating from 150V or any voltage below 150V. These type of transistors are quite useful where the load connecting through the transistor is consuming less current but on the other hand it is working on high voltage, for example AC circuit which are not using any transformer to step down the voltage before the AC to DC converter diode bridge. These types of transistors are also used mostly in telephone circuits and in any electronic circuit where you want to make simple switching application or amplification on high voltage. The other technical specifications are also very fair to use it as a general purpose transistor like collector current is 600mA which is quite enough to control relays, LEDs, and other transistors in a circuit


Features / technical specifications:

  • Transistor Type: PNP
  • Max Collector Current(IC): 600mA
  • Max Collector-Emitter Voltage (VCE): 150V
  • Max Collector-Base Voltage (VCB): 160V
  • Max Emitter-Base Voltage (VEBO): 5V
  • Max Collector Dissipation (Pc):  600 miliWatt
  • Max Transition Frequency (fT): 100 – 300 MHz
  • Minimum & Maximum DC Current Gain (hFE): 50 – 240
  • Max Storage & Operating temperature Should Be: -65 to +150 Centigrade


2N5401 PNP Transistor

    bottom of page