Guide to 2N7000 MOSFET- Pinout, Specs & Equivalent

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.

2N7000 Pinout

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).

2N7000 Mosfet Pinout
2N7000 Mosfet Pinout
Pin NameDescription
GGateControls the MOSFET, used to turn it on and off.
DDrainCurrent flows through the Drain, usually connected to a load(P-channel).
SSourceCurrent comes out of transistor through the emitter, usually grounded(P-channel).
Pin configuration of 2SC5200 Transistor

Note: ONSEMI recently released a new version of 2N7000 in January 2022. Its Pinout is different from all other manufacturer's designs: The Drain and Source pins are swapped in this new version. The pinout of ONSEMI's 2N7000 is shown below
New 2N7000 Pinout by ONSEMI
New 2N7000 Pinout by ONSEMI

Note: There is an older version of 2N7000, 2N7000G which is obsolete now. The pinout of 2N7000G is different;

Specifications

Given below are the technical specifications of 2N7000 in a Tabular form.

FeatureValue
TypeN Channel
PackageTO-92
Drain-Source voltage60 V
Gate-Source voltage± 20 V
Gate Threshold voltage3 V Max.
Max. Drain Current- Continuous200 mA
Max. Drain Current- Pulsed500 mA
Max. Junction temperature-55 °C to 150 °C
Max. RDS(ON) (VGS = 10 V, ID = 500 mA)5 Ohm
Max. power dissipation400 mW
2N7000 Specs Table

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

Datasheet

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?

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Dimensions/2D model

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.

2N7000 Dimensions- 2D Model
2N7000 Dimensions- 2D Model
2N7002 Dimensions 2D Model
2N7002 Mosfet Dimensions 2D Model

FAQ’s

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.

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