That is not a reliable method at all: it will give many false answers.Assuming therer is no datasheet, is there a better way of determing the EBC Pin layout of a transistor other than getting the base and measuring the highest reading to get the emitter ?
#2 sounds most like what I'd do. My cheapo multimeter has a diode tester and an hFE tester. With the diode tester, you can find out whether it's NPN or PNP, and which lead is the base. Then with the hFE tester, you can figure out which is which between the emitter and collector.could posters 2, 3 & 4 expand on their test method?
could posters 2, 3 & 4 expand on their test method?