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my transistor gets hot, line follower/dark sensor

Discussion in 'Sensors and Actuators' started by leonheard, Feb 1, 2013.

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  1. leonheard


    Jan 25, 2013

    i have almost made a line following car (toy) but i have 1 problem.... my transistor gets hot after a while... am using about 7 volts power supply, i have 2 transistor as a darlingon " bc337 transistors "( when i put the light off the dc motor run very fast like i want ) but when i touch the transistor 2, is hot! )

    then i changed the transistor 2 to a 2N2219 ( it was working okei, but also hot, and i think its broke, cuz it doesnt work anymore ) then i used a BD243 transistor, its still alive, but it gets hot 2,

    i use resistors, so i dont know what to do....
  2. davenn

    davenn Moderator

    Sep 5, 2009
    how about showing us the circuit you are using
    and some clear well lit pics of the construction so we can see if you have made any mistakes :)

    without those, there's little we could suggest

  3. BobK


    Jan 5, 2010
    And some specs on the motor would not hurt.

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