TIP127 current calculation....

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by RRITESH KAKKAR, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. RRITESH KAKKAR

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    Hi,

    I am using TIP 127 for controlling current of led as load, i have connected the emitter to +12V and collector to led series of 4 (2.2 x 4= 8.8V) using SMPS.
    The base is connected with pre set 10K resistance to GND of 12V.
    data sheet says 5A with 120mA...maximum..
     
  2. t06afre

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    Hmm not sure what you are asking for here. Post your planned schematic please
     
  3. RRITESH KAKKAR

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    sorry base was with GND only...
    but how to control current i think TIP is not suitable for controlling current in between 300mA to 1.5A
     
  4. bertus

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    Hello,

    You have nothing to measure / control the current.
    You could try the following circuit:

    [​IMG]

    Bertus
     
  5. t06afre

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    Would it not be better to use PWM in this case. Then using the OPs method heat sink for the transistor will be required
     
  6. sheldons

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    have a look at this simple circuit.....
     
  7. MikeML

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    Ritesh, what LED has a forward drop of only 2.2V with a forward current of 1.5? All of the high-current LEDs I have looked at have much higher forward drops...
     
  8. RRITESH KAKKAR

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    there are series of 4 led red and many series are connected in parallel....
    i want to control current without using so many series resistance, as before bc337 was used which was working fine for low current ~250mA but now i want more brightness by controlling its current not using PWM because there will be many other led series for flashing on display .
    i am using smps of 12v 4A
     
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