PNP transistor (Sziklai) question

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by TsAmE, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. TsAmE

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    Apr 19, 2010
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    What is the minimum input current I for which the transistor will begin to turn on?

    I dont understand why the answer is the same as the current through the 47k resistor (I = 1.489µA). Wouldnt the answer be different, since the current at the junction spilts? (some goes to the base and rest through the resistor?)
     
  2. Wendy

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    Mar 24, 2008
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    For the second transistor to begin to turn on the first transistor must start conducting. The spec wouldn't change since the second transistor is entirely dependent on the first.
     
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