I was studying the function of this simple relaxation oscillator based on a single transistor,
2N4401. The schematic looks like this:
2N4401 datasheet, the collector-emitter breakdown voltage is 40V. My question is, how does then the above oscillator work? In the given schematic, the voltage on the
+ve plat of 3300uF cap would never reach the required breakdown voltage so the transistor can fully conduct.