I'm trying to find a transistor that can power up to 1A (1000mA) on an animated LED strip lighting circuit. From this thread I found the BC517 darlington:
Since I'm trying to switch off as much passive power consumption in the circuit as possible when sleeping, I need to know how much power the transistor will draw when it is off. Is there a name for this characteristic on the datasheet?
I heard that a typical low power transistor (like 2N3904) might "sleep" around 50 nanoamps, but since I'm using a higher power transistor I thought it might use more than that when off. Even a consumption of 1mA takes the sleep time from months or years to mere days.
Thanks for any suggestions!
Edit: The voltage of the circuit is 3-5v dc.