TIP120 is an NPN Darlington transistor that is mostly used for general-purpose amplification and medium power switching. It primarily comprises an emitter, base, and collector, which are the fundamental components of any transistor. This is a bipolar power transistor in which conduction is carried out by both charge carriers, namely electrons, and holes, although the predominant charge carriers are electrons because the transistor is an NPN.
TIP120 includes a Darlington pair, which consists of two transistors coupled in such a way that the current increased by one transistor is amplified further by the second transistor. When compared to each transistor individually, this design has a substantially larger current gain.
- This transistor is mainly used for general-purpose amplification.
- Medium power switching applications make use of this transistor because it exhibits more power than a regular transistor.
- Darlington transistors are used in high-current circuits, especially in computer control of motor applications where current is being amplified from the computer to the level required for the connected device.
- Collector-Emitter Breakdown Voltage: 60V
- Collector-Emitter Voltage (VCEO) 2V
- hFE Min: 1000
- Max Collector Current: 5A
- Max Operating Temperature: 150°C
- Max Power Dissipation: 65W
- Min Operating Temperature: -65°C
- PolarityNPNPower Dissipation: 65W
- 1 x TRANSISTOR TIP 120 (NPN)