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Flow of electricity? Answered

If the current is produced in opposite direction of electron flow, then does current flow from collector to emitter in a transistor?



Best Answer 6 months ago

It's better to think of it as the amount of electricity flowing between the two, as opposed to flowing from one direction to another.

What we refer to as Conventional Current flows from Positive to Negative, and does indeed flow in the direction of the Arrow in the component symbol. So In an NPN transistor it does flow from Collector to Emitter. The Arrow is really indicating the direction of current in the Base-Emitter junction ( read Diode ) and therefore also the collector current. In a PNP transistor it is flowing from Emitter to Base and Emitter to Collector. Just ignore the whole idea of electron flow, it just confuses us.