How is a standard transistor different from a mosfet? Answered
So I have been teaching my self the basics of electronics and I find my self confused on the differences between a standard transistor and a mosfet.
I understand the physical differences but what I do not understand is the differences in their applications?
A transistor is either ON or OFF which is controlled from the BASE and is normally OFF.
A mosfet is either ON or OFF which is controlled from the GATE and depending on the type is normally ON or OFF.
I think I might be over complicating things but based on my description of the two above.
Am I missing anything important?