[sdiy] Tying down unused Transistor pins?

Neil Johnson neil.johnson97 at ntlworld.com
Wed Feb 27 11:13:57 CET 2013


Justin Owen wrote:
> I'm using some transistor pairs in a design - but I have one spare/unused Tx left.
> Should I tie down any of the pins? Where/What to?

If the transistors are fully isolated then tie all pins to GND.  Be
careful if any pins are connected to substrate like on LM3046.  Safest
then would be the -ve rail.

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