TIP30C Transistor Pinout, Applications, Features, Equivalent and More

Tip30C is a robust and versatile transistor and can be used in wide variety of general purpose applications. Today we are going to discuss TIP30C transistor pinout, applications, features, equivalent and other details about this device.


TIP30C Transistor Pinout, Applications, Features, Equivalent and More



Features / Technical Specifications

  • Package Type: TO-220
  • Transistor Type: PNP
  • Max Collector Current(IC): –1A
  • Max Pulsed Collector Current(ICP): –3A
  • Max Collector-Emitter Voltage (VCEO): –100V
  • Max Collector-Base Voltage (VCBO): –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°C to 150 °C


NPN Complementary

NPN Complementary of TIP30a is TIP29a


Replacement and Equivalent

BDS19, BD954, BD942, 2SB567, 2SB1607, 2SB1293, 2SB1289, 2SB1090, 2SB1063, 2SB1020, 2SB1018, 2SB1016, SA957, 2SA1758D, 2SA1646, 2SA1644, 2SA1444, 2SA1293, 2SA1010.


TIP30C Transistor Explained / Description

TIP30C is a transistor of TIP30 series, the other transistors of these series are TIP30, TIP30A and TIP30B. It is a PNP transistor available in TO-220 transistor package. Understanding pin configuration of the transistor when looking form the front (Part number side) the first pin is “Base” second is “Collector” and the third pin is “Emitter.

It is a widely used transistor from the series because its collector-emitter voltage is more than other in the series which is up to -100V. This feature makes this transistor ideal to use in applications which requires high voltage and together with other features and characteristics this transistor offers solution for wide variety of general purpose applications.

Now let’s look at the absolute maximum ratings of the transistor the max collector-emitter voltage is -100V, max collector current is -1A, max pulsed collector current is -3A, max collector-base voltage is -100V, max emitter-base voltage is 5V and max collector dissipation is 30 Watt.

The characteristics of the transistor are DC current gain of the transistor is from 15 to 75, base-emitter saturation voltage is -1.3 and the collector-emitter saturation voltage is -0.7V.


Where We Can Use it & How to Use

TIP30C is a general purpose and a versatile transistor that can be used in wide variety of applications such as for switching and amplification.

To use this transistor first of all check its pin configuration, then apply signal to its base through a resistor and connect its emitter pin to its negative supply and the collector pin will be connected with the positive supply through load.

The procedure of using this transistor is same as we use any other BJT transistor. First of all check the pin configuration of the transistor. Then provide signal to the base through a suitable resistor, connect the emitter pin with the negative rail of the circuit and connect collector to the positive but through the load (Not directly).



Switching loads under 1A

Audio Amplification

Audio Power Amplifier Circuits

Voltage Regulation

Power Supplies

Motor Drivers

Voltage Amplification

Battery Management

Lighting Control


Safe Operating Guidelines

  • Do not use a transistor to its absolute maximum ratings and always stay 20% below from its max ratings. The maximum collector current is -1A, so therefore do not control load of more than 800mA.
  • Using a heatsink is necessary with the transistor.
  • Storage and operate at temperatures above -65°C and below 150 °C.



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