2SC5200 Transistor Basics- Pinout, Datasheet & Equivalent

2SC5200 is a popular NPN Power transistor used in Audio frequency amplifiers and High power audio circuits. It is called a Power transistor due to its high Collector to Emitter breakdown voltage of 230V, high collector current of 15A, and high current gain of 160.

2SC5200 transistor is complementary to 2SA1943 which is a PNP power transistor with the same features as 2SC5200. Since they have similar specs and are complementary, they are used together in amplifier circuits in a push-pull configuration.

2SC5200 Transistor was originally manufactured by TOSHIBA in JAPAN and is now obsolete due to the development of a similar but cheaper TTC5200 Transistor. Some companies(except Toshiba) still manufacture 2SC5200 and you can easily find it on the internet.

2SC5200 Transistor Pinout

Just like any other transistor, 2SC5200 has 3 pins: Emitter, Base, and Collector.

2SC5200 Pinout Diagram
2SC5200 Pinout Diagram

Given below is the pin diagram of the 2SC5200 transistor.

Pin NameDescription
BBaseControls the transistor’s biasing, used to turn it on and off.
CCollectorCurrent flows through the collector, usually connected to a load.
EEmitterCurrent comes out of transistor through the emitter, usually grounded.
Pin configuration of 2SC5200 Transistor

2SC5200 Specs

The power dissipation rating of the 2SC5200 transistor is 150 watts which makes it suitable for AF amplifier circuits. Due to this high power usage, it is always used with a heatsink in a circuit.

Given below are the detailed specs of the 2SC5200 Transistor.

CharacteristicsSymbolRating(Max.)
Collector-base voltageVCBO230 V
Collector-emitter voltageVCEO230 V
Emitter-base voltageVEBO5 A
Collector currentIC15 A
Base currentIB1.5 A
Collector output capacitanceCob200 pF
DC current gainhFE160(VCE= 5V, IC= 1 A)
Collector power dissipationPC150 W
Junction temperature(TC = 25°C)Tj150 °C
Operating temperature rangeTstg−55 to 150
2SC5200 Specs Table

2SC5200 Equivalent Transistor

Transistors that are exactly similar or equivalent to 2SC5200 and can be replaced with it are TTC5200, 2SC3320, 2SC5242, FJL4315 2SD1313, MJL3281A, and KTC5242.

Datasheet

The 2SC5200 is manufactured only in the TO-3P(L) Package. Hence there is no SMD version of the transistor. Given below is the datasheet of 2SC5200.

Note: Some companies manufacture 2SC5200 in the TO-264 package like ON Semiconductors.

To download the datasheet of 2SC5200, click here.

How to check 2SC5200 transistor?

To check whether the 2SC5200 transistor is working or not, you need a multimeter.

Step1: Turn ON and set the multimeter in continuity checker mode.

Step 2: Place 2SC5200 on the workbench.

Step 3: Connect the positive and negative probes of the multimeter to any two adjacent terminals of 2SC5200.

Step 4: Repeat this process for all the possible combinations of two terminals of the transistor.

RESULT: If the multimeter produces sound in even one configuration, then the 2SC5200 transistor is faulty and must be replaced with a new one.

Applications of 2SC5200

2SC5200 is commonly used to build stereo systems, which have a power rating of 200W or greater. These transistors can respond to frequencies from 5Hz-100kHz with a very high sensitivity of 0.75Vrms and have less total harmonic distortion making it ideal for audio applications.

Applications of 2SC5200 transistor are listed below:

  • 2SC5200 is used mainly in audio frequency amplifiers
  • Used in radio frequency circuits as well.
  • Switch-mode power supplies (SMPS)
  • Relays
  • Used with its complementary transistor in a push-pull configuration
  • Power supply
  • Switching a load with high current rating
  • Power amplifiers
  • Inverters
  • Converters
  • Power control circuits
  • DC to AC converters

Where to Buy 2SC5200?

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Dimensions

Given below is the 2D diagram of 2SC5200 Power Transistor.

1. Dimensions of 2SC5200 in TO-3P(L) package

2SC5200 TO-3P(L) Package dimensions
2SC5200 TO-3P(L) Package dimensions

2. Dimensions of 2SC5200 in TO-264 package

2SC5200 TO-264 Package dimensions
2SC5200 TO-264 Package dimensions

FAQ’s

What is transistor 2SC5200?

2SC5200 is a popular NPN Power transistor used in Audio frequency amplifiers and High power audio circuits. It was originally manufactured by TOSHIBA in JAPAN and soon became one of the most popular power transistors. Its maximum ratings are: Collector to Emitter breakdown voltage is 230V, the collector current is 15A, and the current gain is 160.

What is 2SC5200 2SA1943?

2SC52000 and 2SA1943 are two different transistors that are complementary to each other. 2SC5200 is an NPN whereas 2SA1943 is a PNP transistor. They are used together in a push-pull configuration circuit such as Class B amplifiers.

What is the difference between 2SC5200 and TTC5200?

The new and improved version of 2SC5200 is the TTC5200 power transistor. It came out in 2011, designed by TOSHIBA, which replaced 2SC5200 as a cheaper option that was superior to it. Hence, TTC5200 should be the first choice between these two transistors.

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