load line

Papabravo

Joined Feb 24, 2006
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what is the difference between a load line and a characterstics curve, because both are the plot between Vce and Ic (for a common emitter ) .
A load line is unique to the load resistor in a given circuit. The characteristic curves are properties of the transistor independent of the values of any external comnponents. In the characteristic curves, the base current is a parameter which is held constant on each curve.
 
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