MN2488 transistor

MN2488 transistor
MN2488 transistor

MN2488 specification

  • MN2488 is an NPN silicon power BJT transistor device
  • Collector to emitter voltage is 150V
  • Collector to base voltage is 160V
  • Emitter to base voltage is 5V
  • Collector current is 10A
  • Base current is 1A
  • Power dissipation is 150W
  • DC current gain is 5000 to 30000hFE
  • Current gain-bandwidth transition frequency (FT) is 55MHz
  • Output capacitance (Cob) is 95pf
  • Junction temperature is between -55 to 150℃
  • Collector to emitter saturation voltage (VCE (SAT)) is5V
  • Thermal resistance, junction case is 5℃/W

MN2488 Pinout

MN2488 Pinout
MN2488 Pinout
Pin Number Pin Name Description
1 Base  The base terminal is the trigger for the transistor
2 collector Current flow through the collector 
3 Emitter  Current flows through the emitter terminal


MN2488 transistor package

The MN2488 transistor has a TO-3P package, it is a three-terminal power transistor package.

TO-3P package is made of epoxy/plastic material which will provide higher temperature capacity and the backside portion of TO-3P is coated with metal, which is used to transfer the heat towards the heat sink.

MN2488 transistor electrical specification explanation

In this section, we try to explain the main electrical specifications of the MN2488 transistor, this description is very useful for a better understanding and helpful for the replacement.

Voltage specs

The voltage specs of the MN2488 transistor are collector to-emitter voltage is 150V, a collector-to-base voltage is 160V, and emitter to base voltage is 5V, which is the terminal voltage specs of the MN2488 transistor device.

The collector-to-emitter saturation voltage of the MN2488 transistor is 2.5V, it is the saturation voltage value.

The voltage specifications of the MN2488 transistor show that it is a high-voltage device.

Current specs

The collector current value is 10A for the MN2488 transistor, it had the maximum load capacity.

The base current value of the MN2488 transistor is 1A, it is the triggering current of the device.

Dissipation specs

The power dissipation capacity of the MN2488 transistor is 150W, it is the product of current and voltage.

Current gain specs

The DC current gain value of the MN2488 transistor is 5000 to 30000, it is the amplification ability of the device.

We can see MN2488 transistor has a higher DC gain, so a high-gain amplifier is the main application of this device.

Transition frequency

The transition frequency of the MN2488 transistor is 55MHz, it is the maximum frequency range of the device.

Junction temperature

The junction and operating temperature of the MN2488 transistor are -55 to +150℃.

Output capacitance

The output capacitance of the MN2488 transistor is 95pf.

MN2488 transistor DATASHEET

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MN2488 complementary

MP1620 PNP transistor is the complementary pair of MN2488 NPN transistor devices.

MN2488 equivalent

The transistor devices such as SK3244, SK3449, SK3434, C102, PN100, and APT272 are the equivalent transistors of MN2488, each of these transistors has a similar set of electrical specifications, so we can use them as the equivalent of MN2488.

MN2488 vs SK3244

In this table, we listed and compare the electrical specifications of MN2488 and SK3244 transistors, this comparison is really helpful for a better understanding and they help us with the replacement process.

Collector to base voltage (VCB)     160V250V
Collector to emitter voltage (VCE)250V150V
Emitter to base voltage (VEB)5V5V
Collector to emitter saturation voltage (VCE (SAT))2.5V-
Collector current (IC)10A0.05A
Power dissipation150W0.6W
Junction temperature (TJ)-55 to +150°C-65 to +150°C
Thermal resistance--
Gain (hFE)5000 to 30000hFE100hFE
Transition frequency-120MHz

MN2488 transistor applications

  • High-gain amplifier circuit
  • Switching applications
  • High power switching applications
  • SMPS circuits
  • UPS circuit

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