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Discussion in 'General Electronics' started by ArameFarpado, Apr 19, 2008.

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  1. ArameFarpado

    ArameFarpado Guest

    Hi all...

    a transistor "BD435" is giving me 440 in hFE test on the multimeter, when
    the tecnical data i've found tell me min=40 max=475...

    does this mean the transistor is really in good shape?
    can it be busted and still give a good hFE test result on the multimeter?

    thanks
    ArameFarpado
     
  2. neon

    neon

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    Oct 21, 2006
    the Hfe IS AN INPIRICAL NUMBER ONLY USED on applications. the meter will tell you good/bad but not how good or how bad.
     
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