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The Esaki Effect - LED Flasher, one transistor

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Published on Dec 3, 2009

The Esaki effect takes advantage of the fact that a bipolar transistor has a PN junction between its collector and emitter. When connected in reverse biased at 12V the PN junction breaks down, (like a zener doide) and dumps the charge stored in the cap.
Thereby producing a flash. This will work with virtually any general bipolar NPN transistor.

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