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NPN general purpose transistors

NPN transistor in a SOT23 plastic package.

PNP complements: BCW69 and BCW70.

Orderable parts

Type number Orderable part number Ordering code (12NC) Package Buy from distributors
BCW72 BCW72,235 933149400235 SOT23 Order product
BCW72 BCW72,215 933149400215 SOT23 Order product

Features and benefits

  • Low current (100 mA)
  • Low voltage (45 V)
  • Low noise.
  • AEC-Q101 qualified


  • General purpose switching and amplification.


Type numberPackage versionPackage nameSize (mm)PolarityPtot (mW)VCEO [max] (V)IC [max] (mA)hFE [min]hFE [max]
BCW72SOT23SOT232.9 x 1.3 x 1NPN25045100200450


Type numberOrderable part number, (Ordering code (12NC))StatusMarkingPackagePackage informationReflow-/Wave solderingPacking
( 9331 494 00235 )

Reel 11" Q3/T4, LargePack
( 9331 494 00215 )
ActiveK2%Reel 7" Q3/T4

Quality, reliability & chemical content

Type numberOrderable part numberChemical contentRoHS / RHFMSLMSL leadfree
Quality and reliability disclaimer

Documentation (6)

File nameTitleTypeDate
BCW71_72NPN general purpose transistorsData sheet1999-04-18
LSYMTRALetter Symbols - Transistors; GeneralDesign support1999-05-06
BCW72_Nexperia_Product_QualityBCW72 Nexperia Product QualityQuality document2019-05-20
BCW72_Nexperia_Product_ReliabilityBCW72 Nexperia Product ReliabilityQuality document2021-03-19
BCW72BCW72 SPICE modelSPICE model2021-07-08
WAVE_BG-BD-1Wave soldering profileWave soldering2021-09-08


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File nameTitleTypeDate
LSYMTRALetter Symbols - Transistors; GeneralDesign support1999-05-06
BCW72BCW72 SPICE modelSPICE model2021-07-08

Ordering, pricing & availability

Type numberOrderable part numberOrdering code (12NC)PackingBuy online
BCW72BCW72,235933149400235Reel 11" Q3/T4, LargePackOrder product
BCW72BCW72,215933149400215Reel 7" Q3/T4Order product


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Sample orders normally take 2-4 days for delivery.

If you do not have a direct account with Nexperia our network of global and regional distributors is available and equipped to support you with Nexperia samples.