BJT project - question

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Joined May 13, 2009
i made a project with BJT NPN
now for some reason the Ic and Ib are ok and positive but the Emitter current is ok but negative
anyone can explain me why is it negative and how can i fix it...


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Joined Mar 6, 2009
Is this your first OrCAD simulation? If not, have you seen this problem before?

If there are inbuilt example circuits, do they show a similar behavior?

Perhaps there is a simulation option setting that needs attention?

I've never used OrCAD so I've no obvious answers.

Have you checked the OrCAD community forums web site?
it's normal the behavior you found.

Just change the transistor with a node.
...if all the currents where positive where the electrons can get out?

...what ever get inside a node need to get out...
Something will be positive and something most be negative (independently of what positive and negative means)

The water from the sink that flow in the hose will get out from the other side...



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Joined May 13, 2009
its not my first simulation
it is an inbuilt example circuits but the behavior is not similar..
actually the current in the Emitter need to go down.
but the spice shows it as - i want it to show it with a + sign

the base and collector current need to get inside the transistor and go out from the emitter

anyone ?
Check the node below the transistor...and the output current that goes down to the's positive...which is what you want.

I would assume that the current sign is related to the node...

For the current is the sum that should bother you and not the single sign...


...I want to tell you more...

For instance with LTspice if you turn the resistor the current within it changes sign...which is strange...

...but the sum is always correct...