What is TIP100?
It is a high power NPN transistor commonly used in power amplifier and switching applications. It has a maximum collector-emitter voltage of 60V and a maximum collector current of 8A, making it suitable for high-power circuits. The TIP100 transistor has a low collector-emitter saturation voltage and high current gain, which allows it to switch high currents with low power dissipation.
Function: 60V, 8A, NPN Darlington Transistor
Pacakge : TO-220AB Type
Manufacturer: Fairchild Semiconductor
Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation, a semiconductor manufacturing company, was acquired by ON Semiconductor Corporation on September 18, 2016.
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This is a NPN Epitaxial Silicon Darlington Transistor. It often used in audio amplifier circuits, power supplies, and motor control circuits due to its high current handling capability and low on-state resistance.
Advantages Vs Disadvantages
1. High current handling capability: It can handle a maximum collector current of 8A, which makes it suitable for high-power applications.
2. Low on-state resistance: The transistor has a low collector-emitter saturation voltage, which results in low power dissipation and less heat generation during operation.
3. High current gain: It has a high current gain, which allows it to switch high currents with low power dissipation.
1. Slow switching speed: This transistor has a slow switching speed, which limits its use in high-frequency applications.
2. Limited voltage rating: The transistor has a maximum collector-emitter voltage rating of 60V, which limits its use in high-voltage applications.
3. Relatively large size: It is relatively large in size compared to other transistors with similar ratings, which may be a disadvantage in some applications where space is limited.
1. Monolithic Construction With Built In Base-Emitter Shunt Resistors
2. High DC Current Gain : hFE =1000 @ V ce =4V, Ic =3A (Min.)
3. Collector-Emitter Sustaining Voltage
4. Low Collector-Emitter Saturation Voltage
5. Industrial Use
6. Complementary to TIP105 / TIP106 / TIP107
Absolute maximum ratings ( Ta=25°C )
1. Collector to Base Voltage: Vcbo = 60 V
2. Collector to Emitter Voltage: Vceo = 60 V
3. Emitter to Base Voltage: Vebo = 5 V
4. Collector Current: Ic = 8 A
5. Collector Dissipation : Pc = 2 W
6. Junction Temperature: Tj = 150°C
7. Storage Temperature: Tsg = -55 ~ +150°C
Q1: What is the difference between TIP100 and TIP120 transistors?
A1: TIP100 and TIP120 are both NPN transistors, but they have different voltage and current ratings. TIP100 has a maximum collector-emitter voltage rating of 60V and a maximum collector current rating of 8A, while TIP120 has a maximum collector-emitter voltage rating of 60V and a maximum collector current rating of 5A. Additionally, TIP100 has a lower on-state resistance compared to TIP120.
Q1:Can TIP100 be used as a power amplifier?
A1: Yes, the TIP100 transistor can be used as a power amplifier due to its high current handling capability and high current gain. It is commonly used in audio amplifier circuits
Other data sheets are available within the file: TIP101, TIP102, TIP100G