Explore BrainMass

To calculate emitter current for a P-N-P transistor.

A saturated NPN transistor has a base to emitter-applied voltage of 0.6V. The collector to emitter voltage is 0.2V. The collector current is 12 mA. The beta value of the transistor is 30. What is the emitter current?

a) 2.5 mA
b) Greater than 12 mA
c) Cannot be determined by the information provided

See attached file for full problem description.


Solution Summary

The base emitter and collector emitter potentials and collector current for a P-N-P transistor are given and the emitter current is calculated.