This experiment is designed to plot the output characteristics of a generic BJT. The given BJT is connected in the common emitter configuration. The plot is of the output current against the voltage for the various values of input current. In other words, it is the plot of IC against VCE for different IB. For a constant IB the current increases as the voltage increases till it reaches saturation. The characteristics are made up of three regions: cutoff, active and saturation regions. At saturation, the VCE is almost zero and very high current flows. At cutoff, the output current will be zero. At the active region, the IC increases linearly with the VCE.