BC5478 (or BC547B) transistor: VBB = 22mV, 0.03mA RE = 220ohms, there is an LED after the RE resistor.
As shown there is no current to the collector pin. The readings I get: collector shows 296mA Base shows 0.03mA with 22mV Emitter shows 0.03mA with 198mV
I keep expecting the emitter to show zero because no collector voltage (Vcc) is being supplied. << ok after further reading, with no supply to the collector, the BE junction acts like a diode.. So the follow on question is why the difference between the base & the emitter (22mV vs 198mV)?
I changed the configuration such that the load (resistor + LED) is prior to the collector and I have a 1K resistor on the base. Thus nothing on the emitter. Then it behaves the way I expected and the math works out too. So why does it not work with the load on the emitter and a 1K resistor on the collector?