# Identifying a transistor marked “N 842”

I have this transistor and cannot find its reference/datasheet. I've tried some variations of the name but nothing showed up. I know it is not an unusual model because here where I live we only find most used types.

It is marked N 842 00-000, here is a picture of it:

• That "00-000" is veeeery suspicious... – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Dec 7 '13 at 17:15
• Yes! And the worse thing is that it was me who bought this but a long time ago. And I know this was not the code (N842) that I had. I just do not know how to find out which was, based on that now. – Felipe_Ribas Dec 7 '13 at 17:24
• Have you performed diode and resistance checks on it yet? – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Dec 7 '13 at 17:27
• Only diode test to find out if it is pnp or npn. It seems to be npn type. With my multimeter which gives me a 780 in diode test with a BC337-40, it shows 700 in diode test with this N842 guy. – Felipe_Ribas Dec 7 '13 at 17:31