2N7000 is an N-channel Logic level MOSFET capable of switching 60 V. Having a maximum drain current rating of 200 mA(continuous), typical Drain to Source resistance of 1.2 ohms, and the Gate Threshold voltage of 3 V(VDS = VGS, ID = 1 mA).
This MOSFET is ideal for low-power switching applications such as small lamps, relays, and motors.
2N7000 MOSFET comes in TO-92 package and its SMD version (2N7002) is in SOT-23 or TO-236 package. P channel BS520P is its counterpart.
Just like any other Mosfet, the 2N7000 pinout has three pins: Source, Gate, and Drain respectively from left to right(flat side with the leads pointed downward).
|G||Gate||Controls the MOSFET, used to turn it on and off.|
|D||Drain||Current flows through the Drain, usually connected to a load(P-channel).|
|S||Source||Current comes out of transistor through the emitter, usually grounded(P-channel).|
Note: ONSEMI recently released a new datasheet of 2N7000 in January 2022. But there is a mistake in its pinout section: The Drain and Source pins are swapped in this new datasheet. Whereas, the actual pinout is same as shown above: Pin 1 is Source and Pin 3 is Drain. This mistake is confirmed by one of the member of ONSemi's technical support team.
Note: There is an older version of 2N7000, 2N7000G which is obsolete now. The pinout of 2N7000G is different.
Given below are the technical specifications of 2N7000 in a Tabular form.
|Drain-Source voltage||60 V|
|Gate-Source voltage||± 20 V|
|Gate Threshold voltage||3 V Max.|
|Max. Drain Current- Continuous||200 mA|
|Max. Drain Current- Pulsed||500 mA|
|Max. Junction temperature||-55 °C to 150 °C|
|Max. RDS(ON) (VGS = 10 V, ID = 500 mA)||5 Ohm|
|Max. power dissipation||400 mW|
2N7000 Equivalent MOSFET
BS170, 2N7002/NDS7002A(SMD version), IRFZ44, IRF540N, and IRF3205 are the equivalent 2N7000 N-channel MOSFET.
P-Channel Counterpart of 2N7000
BS520P N channel MOSFET is complimentary pair of 2N7000 N channel MOSFET. (Read More)
Features of 2N7000 MOSFET
- Voltage Controlled Small Signal Switch
- 2N7000 is a rugged and reliable MOSFET
- This MOSFET has a High Saturation Current Capability
- This Device is available in Pb−Free and Halogen Free versions
Applications/Uses of 2N7000 MOSFET
- For Switching loads below 200 mA(continuous) and 500mA pulsed.
- Controlling small servo motors
- As power MOSFET gate drivers
- Low power switching applications: Small lamps, motors, and relays.
- In LED flashers and dimmers
To download the datasheet of the latest 2N7000 MOSFET from ONSEMI, click here.
To download the datasheet of similar 2N7000 from other manufacturers, click here.
Where to buy 2N7000 Mosfet?
You can easily find this MOSFET in your local electronics store. For online purchases, we recommend this best deal on Amazon:
Given below is the 2D model of 2N7000 in T0-92 package or enclosure. All the dimensions like height, width, and length are shown in it.
What type of MOSFET is 2N7000?
2N7000 is an N-channel enhancement MOSFET ideal for low-power switching applications such as small lamps, relays, and motors. MOSFETs are designed to work in conditions where switching speeds are required on an almost instant basis. These speed requirements make them ideal for use in applications such as power supplies and converters.
Is 2N7000 a power MOSFET?
No, 2N7000 is not a power MOSFET due to its low current/voltage characteristics and TO-92 package. It’s equivalent to a switching transistor but with slightly higher power ratings. MOSFET like FQP30N06L is called a power MOSFET.
Is 2N7000 a logic-level MOSFET?
Yes, 2N7000 is a logic-level MOSFET due to its low Gate Threshold voltage of 3V (VDS = VGS, ID = 1 mA). Meaning it can turn ON fully by using the logic level(3.3V OR 5V) of a microcontroller.
2 thoughts on “Guide to 2N7000 MOSFET- Pinout, Specs & Equivalent”
about the new Onsemi 2N7000 pinout. we emailed them because we thought their datasheet might be wrong regarding the flipped pinout. they reacted with this:
Thank you for contacting onsemi.
The correct pinout is Source pin1 and pin3 is Drain. This is an error in the datasheet and It has already been reported to our product engineers to update the datasheet.
We apologize for any inconveniences.
If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us.
so there is no other version of the pinout it is just a mistake in their datasheet
Thank you so much for driving our attention to this issue. We really appreciate your hardwork of approaching them directly and updating us.
As for the article, it has been updated.
Please let us know if there’s anything else.