Electronics › Electronics › How to identify the base collector and emitter of a transistor? › In Metal can types, the pins
August 5, 2016 at 5:37 pm #14105
In Metal can types, the pins are arranged circularly. Just see a Tab in the rim. In NPN type, the pin close to the Tab is Emitter, the opposite one ,the Collector and the middle one, base. In PNP type the pins are reversed. Pin close to the Tab is Collector.