# IDSS can be defined as

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

Choose the right answer to the question, IDSS can be defined as__ from the following options along with a detailed explanation.

1. the minimum possible drain current.
2. the maximum possible current with VGS held at –4 V.
3. the maximum possible current with VGS held at 0 V.
4. the maximum drain current with the source shorted.

## IDSS can be defined as the maximum possible current with VGS held at 0 V.

### Solution

The detailed solution to the question, IDSS can be defined as provided here.

The drain current equation for FET which is only valid for the saturation region is given by:

IIDSS[1-(VGS/VP)]2.

Where IDSS is maximum saturation current when VGS=0.

Therefore, IDSS can be defined as the maximum possible current with VGS held at 0 V. Hence, Option (C) is the correct answer.

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