MPSA14 Pinout, Equivalent, Applications, Specs and More
MPSA14 is an NPN darlington transistor available in TO-92 package and other packages. This post covers MPSA14 pinout, equivalent, applications, specs and other important info about this transistor.
Features / Technical Specifications:
- Package Type: TO-92
- Transistor Type: NPN Darlington
- Max Collector Current(IC): 500mA
- Max Collector-Emitter Voltage (VCE): 30V
- Max Collector-Base Voltage (VCB): 30V
- Max Emitter-Base Voltage (VEBO): 10V
- Max Collector Dissipation (Pc): 625 miliWatt
- Max Transition Frequency (fT): 125 MHz
- Minimum & Maximum DC Current Gain (hFE): 10,000
- Max Storage & Operating temperature Should Be: -55 to +150 Centigrade
PNP Complementary of MPSA14 is MPSA64
Replacement and Equivalent:
2N5308, 2N6426, 2N6427, 2SC1754, 2SD1698, 2SD1701, 2SD1786, 2SD1931, 2SD1978, 2SD2068, BC617, 032L5, GET5306, GET5308, (Pin configuration of these replacement transistor may differ from MPSA14 therefore check pin configuration before replacing in your design or circuit.)
MPSA13 Transistor Explained / Description:
MPSA14 is an NPN darlington transistor available in TO-92 and other small packages. Darlington transistor is a transistor that contains two transistors inside a single transistor package. These transistors are connected in a way which multiplies the input signal gain and increase it many times more as compare to the input gain but this process also increases the noise of the signal.
The maximum collector current of the transistor is 500mA and the maximum collector to emitter voltage is 30V.
The transistor is almost identical to MPSA13 and the only difference is their DC current gain as the MPSA13 DC current gain is 5000 and in MPSA14 it is 10,000.
Where We Can Use it & How to Use:
MPSA14 is designed for extremely high current gain requirements and can be used to drive a load with very low current. Other than that it can it can also be used for variety of high gain amplification purposes, but it is not limited to these uses and it can also be used in general purpose applications which falls under its specifications.
Switching loads under 500mA with low current
Audio Preamplifier Applications
Audio Amplifier Stages
Sensor and Detector Circuits
Output of Microcontrollers and ICs
Output of Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Other Platforms
How to Safely Long Run in a Circuit:
For long life performance of MPSA14 in a circuit it is suggested to always use it 20% below from its max ratings. The maximum collector current of the transistor is 500mA therefore do not drive load of more than 400mA. The maximum collector to emitter voltage is 30V therefore do not drive load of more than 24V and always store of operate the transistor in temperature above -55 degree Celsius and below +150 degree Celsius.
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