enough heat to destroy the junctions, making the transistor useless. Therefore, be sure your
bias voltage polarities are correct before making any electrical connections.
Figure 2-8. Reverse-biased Junction in an NPN Transistor
2-20. NPN JUNCTION INTERACTION - We are now ready to see what happens when
we place the two junctions of the NPN transistor in operation at the same time. See Figure
2-9 for a better understanding of just how the two junctions work together.
Figure 2-9. NPN Junction Interaction Transistor Operation
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