BC547 Bipolar Transistor

Characteristics of BC547 transistor

  • Type - NPN
  • Collector-Emitter Voltage: 45 V
  • Collector-Base Voltage: 50 V
  • Emitter-Base Voltage: 6 V
  • Collector Current: 0.1 A
  • Collector Dissipation - 0.5 W
  • DC Current Gain (hfe) - 110 to 800
  • Transition Frequency - 150 MHz
  • Noise Figure - 2 dB
  • Operating and Storage Junction Temperature Range -65 to +150 °C
  • Package - TO-92

Pin configuration (Pinout) of BC547

The BC547 is manufactured in a plastic TO-92 case. When looking at the flat side with the leads pointed downward, the three leads emerging from the transistor are, from left to right, the collector, base, and emitter leads.
Here is an image showing the pin diagram of this transistor.

Classification of hFE

The BC547 transistor might have a current gain anywhere between 110 and 800. The gain of the BC547A will be in the range from 110 to 220, BC547B ranges from 200 to 450, BC547C ranges from 420 to 800.

Complementary PNP transistor

The complementary PNP transistor to the BC547 is the BC557.

SMD Equivalent

The SMD versions of the BC547 are available as the BC847 (SOT-23), BC847W (SOT-323), BC850 (SOT-23) and BC850W (SOT-323).

Replacement and equivalent transistor for BC547

You can replace the BC547 with the BC546 or BC550

Datasheet of BC547

BC547 datasheet