How to Select a Transistor

The transistor referred here is the bipolar junction transistor or BJT. Here is the complete guide on how to select a transistor. 1. Collector Current From the transistor datasheet, look for the collector current rating (IC). For instance the transistor MJD2873Q-13 from Diodes Incorporated, the collector current is specified in below table as Continuous Collector Current. The maximum limit is