How to Identify PNP and NPN Transistors (with a Simple Circuit)

Introduction: How to Identify PNP and NPN Transistors (with a Simple Circuit)

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In this project I’ll make one of the easiest PNP and NPN circuit identifiers ever. You’ll see how easy It is to make one! I've also posted on my website a bit of the theory about PNP and NPN Transistors I would recommend you to read it  first.

This project is great to learn more about:
  • Transistors
  • Simple DIY Circuits
  • PNP and NPN Transistors
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Step 1: Parts Required

1x LED
1x Pushbutton
1x 1k Ohm Resistor
1x 10k Ohm Resistor
1x Breadboard
1x 9V Battery (and Battery Clip)
Some Wires

Step 2: Schematics

Just follow these Schematics and you'll be fine! :)

Step 3: Optional Step

I've decided to Solder everything in a Stripboard and that's the result. This step is optional you might want to use only the breadboard.

Step 4: Final Product

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    7 Discussions

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    RichardR171
    RichardR171

    3 years ago

    Which legs are collector, base, and emitter?
    Which resistors go where?

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    ShwinHS
    ShwinHS

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Just for other people, if the light turns on without you pressing the button, it is PNP. Otherwise, it is NPN.

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    RuiSantos
    RuiSantos

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback!
    I'm glad I could help.

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    crazy_thiago
    crazy_thiago

    6 years ago

    The slide swith on bread board on "opitonal step"
    Is to on/off all sistem?