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Discussion in 'Beginner 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?

  2. Baron

    Baron Guest

    It means it is within spec !
  3. ArameFarpado

    ArameFarpado Guest

    Em Sábado, 19 de Abril de 2008 20:18, Brian Gregory [UK] escreveu:
    connecting just E and C in the socket, it reads the same value for hFE.
    so, it got me thinking that hFE measure is not a transistor test for
    working/burned transistor...

    do you use hFE measure to see if a transistor is busted?

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