TIP29C Pinout, Equivalent, Applications, Specs, Features and More

In this post, we are going to discuss TIP29C pinout, equivalent, applications, specs, features, and other useful information about this bipolar junction transistor.




Features / Technical Specifications:

  • Package Type: TO-220
  • Transistor Type: NPN
  • Max Collector Current(IC): 1A
  • Max Collector-Emitter Voltage (VCE): 100V
  • Max Collector-Base Voltage (VCB): 100V
  • Max Emitter-Base Voltage (VEBO): 5V
  • Max Collector Dissipation (Pc): 30 Watt
  • Minimum & Maximum DC Current Gain (hFE): 15 To 75
  • Max Storage & Operating temperature: -65 to +150 Centigrade


PNP Complementary:

PNP Complementary of TIP29C is TIP30C


Replacement and Equivalent:

2SC1625, 2SC1626, BD417, BDT29B, BDT29C, MJE3521, TIP29B.


TIP102 Transistor Explained / Description:

TIP29C is a BJT transistor manufactured in the TO-220 package. It can be used in general purpose application that falls under its specs. The maximum continuous collector current of the transistor is 1A which means this transistor can drive load of upto 1A continuously with the max load voltage of 100V. The peak collector current of the transistor is upto 3A.The collector-emitter saturation voltage of the transistor is 0.7V which means the transistor will require minimum voltage of 0.7V or 700mV at its base to allow current passing through its collector to emitter or in other words we can say ON condition. To get max 1A from the collector the base current should be 125mA. The max collector dissipation of the transistor is 30 Watts and the max DC current gain of the transistor is 75.



Where We Can Use it & How to Use:

TIP29C transistor can be used for any general purpose switching and amplification purposes. When used as a switch this transistor can drive load of up to 1A which is enough to drive electronic relays, LEDs, other power transistor, ICs and part of circuits. This transistor can also be used as a separate amplifier or in the stage of an amplifier.



Switching loads under 1A

Simple Audio Amplification

Audio Power Amplifier Circuits

Motor Drivers


How to Safely Long Run in a Circuit:

To get long term performance with TIP29C transistor stay 20% from its max ratings. The maximum collector current of the transistor is 1A therefore do not drive load of more than 800mA. The maximum load voltage of the transistor is 100V therefore do not drive load of more than 80V. Use a proper heatsink with the transistor and always store or operate the transistor at temperatures above -65 degrees centigrade and below +150 degrees centigrade.



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