i want to test my output current of transistor 2N3906. I have two questions.
- Is my setup valid to measure the max load of the (2N3906) transistor? One plug of multimeter is on leftmost pin of PNP transistor, the other to rightmost ping of 47R (R2). I count only 13mA when transistor works and 6mA (!) when it is NOT working (extra question: why?). I expected more than 25mA during active transistor since I already operate a device at 25-35mA!
So the transistor is capable of 13mA only? (base with 9mA aka: 3.3V > 330R)
Sorry, third question. According to spec (Hfe Ic=10mAdc Vce=1V =>> 100), I was expecting 100mA with 9mA to base.
Thank you, and excuse basic questions :)
UPDATE: it should be obvious I have installed transistor the wrong way (Collector on emitter - Thanks Passerby!)