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I cant understand this transistor

  1. Jun 10, 2010 #1
    [PLAIN]http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/2164/transistor.jpg [Broken]

    is this a pnp transistor? if yes, why does the current go from top to bottom?

    also, does this transistor work? I mean shouldnt there be 0 current going throuth the two resistors?

    i cant understand it at all
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 4, 2017
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  3. Jun 10, 2010 #2
    Yes, this is a PNP transistor. The current is just flowing via two resistors to the ground. The gate-emitter junction is reverse biased by voltage across R2, so the transistor will be in cut-off region.
     
  4. Jun 10, 2010 #3
    but why does current go through the two resistors? shouldnt it just go down from the other way where there are no resistors?
     
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