I am using this EEPROM in read mode: http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/DeviceDoc/doc0270.pdf
And am using this transistor: https://www.onsemi.com/pub/Collateral/P2N2222A-D.PDF
I need my EEPROM I/O to be connected to other loads, so I am using the NPN transistor in a switch configuration. However, I am unable to find the max current supplied by the EEPROM so I am unsure if I need to put a resistor in between the EEPROM and Base. (If resistor is too high the current supplied by the EEPROM won't be sufficient to drive the NPN transistor). So do I need a resistor? The load I am attempting to drive is a 555 timer.