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TIP42C Transistor Description:

TIP42C is a PNP general purpose transistor available in TO-220 package. This transistor is manufactured in four different types and their part numbers are TIP42, TIP42A, and TIP42B & TIP42C. The main differences between these parts are their voltage. TIP42C features highest load voltage from all. It can be used for any general purpose switching requirements. It can drive maximum load of -6A or -6000mA and maximum load voltage can be -100V.

Additionally it can also be used for any general amplification purposes. The maximum collector dissipation of the transistor is 65 watt due to which it can be used for high power audio amplification and also in audio amplifier stages.


Features / Technical Specifications:

  • Transistor Type: PNP
  • Max Collector Current(IC): –6A
  • Max Collector-Emitter Voltage (VCE): –100V
  • Max Collector-Base Voltage (VCB): –100V
  • Max Emitter-Base Voltage (VEBO): –5V
  • Max Collector Dissipation (Pc): 65 Watt
  • Max Transition Frequency (fT): 3 MHz
  • Minimum & Maximum DC Current Gain (hFE): 15 – 75
  • Max Storage & Operating temperature Should Be: -65 to +150 Centigrade



Audio Amplifiers

Motor Driver Circuits

Battery Charger Designs

Power Supply Designs

Switching Loads under -6A


TIP42C PNP Epitaxial Silicon Transistor.

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