C828 Pinout, Equivalent, Datasheet, Features and Other Details

C828 or 2SC828 is a TO-92 package BJT transistor; the article below provides information about the pinout, equivalent, datasheet, features and other details about this transistor.


 C828 Pinout, Equivalent, Datasheet, Features and Other Details


Features / Technical Specifications

  • Package Type: TO-92
  • Transistor Type: NPN
  • Max Collector Current(IC): 100mA
  • Max Collector-Emitter Voltage (VCE): 25V
  • Max Collector-Base Voltage (VCB): 30V
  • Max Emitter-Base Voltage (VEBO): 7V
  • Max Collector Dissipation (Pc):  400 miliWatt
  • Max Transition Frequency (fT): 220 MHz
  • Minimum & Maximum DC Current Gain (hFE): 130 – 260 (Q), 180-360 (R), 260-520 (S)
  • Max Storage & Operating temperature Should Be: -55 to +150 Centigrade


PNP Complementary

PNP Complementary transistor of 2SC828 is 2SA564.


Replacement and Equivalent

2N3904, BC547, BC550, BC549 & BC548 (These are the nearest possible replacement or equivalent of 2SC828 transistor. The pin configuration of these transistors may different from C828, therefore check pinout of any transistor you are willing to replace with C828.


C828 Transistor Explained / Description:

C828 is a BJT transistor that can be used for any general purpose requirements. The transistor can be as a switch and also as an amplifier. When using as a switch it can handle load of upto 100mA. 100mA is quite fair amount of current when driving other components in an electronic circuit. On the other hand if used as an amplifier it can deliver 400mW and the maximum DC current gain value is 520. It is available in different DC gain values which can be identified by looking at the last alphabet after the transistor number. If the last alphabet is “Q” the tranisistor gain will be 130 to 260, if “R” the gain will be 180 to 360 and if “S” then the gain will be 260 to 520, therefore you can choose it according to your requirements.



Where We Can Use It & How to Use

As mentioned above C828 is a general purpose transistor due to which you can use it in any application which falls under the transistor’s maximum ratings. For example it can be used to drive LEDs, ICs, relays, high power transistors, microcontrollers etc. It can also be used at the output of low current devices such as ICs whos output current is low. Moreover it can also be used in the circuits of audio preamplifiers and amplifiers.



Switching loads under 100mA

Audio Preamplification

Darlington Pairs

Low current ICs output

Audio Amplification

Various type of signal amplification


How to Safely Long Run in a Circuit

To get stable performance from this transistor for long period do not drive load more than 100mA and 25V DC. Always use a suitable base resistor and do not store and use the transistor in temperature below -55 Celsius and above 150 Celsius.



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