Is there usually a voltage drop across the collector and emitter of a transistor? If so, where is it indicated in the datasheet?
From what I read, the saturation voltage is only a voltage above which the \$\beta\$ relationship starts behaving properly. I don't know if it relates to a voltage drop.
I am looking at NPN transistors for switching purposes. If there is indeed no voltage drop, I plan to connect my load directly to the emitter where the load can theoretically be supplied with \$V=V_C\$ and \$I=\beta I_B\$. Please correct me if my understanding is wrong.
In response to answers, here is a graph that represents my understanding of saturation from an electronics book: