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What does hFE mean on a multimeter and what is it exactly for?

  1. Sep 5, 2014 #1
    It is an option on the multimeter, I have read a little bit saying it has to do with transistors and it is a "test" for it...
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  3. Sep 5, 2014 #2


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    Yeah, it has something to do with current gain in transistors, but I don't remember the details. I'm sure someone here will jump in with a solid answer.
  4. Sep 5, 2014 #3
    hFE is the forward current gain of the bipolar junction transistor. There should be a socket or something on your multimeter to plug in the transistor.
  5. Sep 5, 2014 #4


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