|Name||TO-220F (Transistor Outline 220F)|
|Solderability||Easily soldered by hand, but tab requires a fair amount of power to solder.|
|Height||The body is 15.8mm high, and the legs are 14.4mm high.|
A TO-220 Package With An Insulated Body
One of a disadvantages of the TO-220AB package is that the metal tab, although great for heatsinking reasons, is connected to the middle pin of the component.
The TO-220F is a variant of the TO-220 package which has an insulated metal tab, which is not electrically connected to any of its pins. Some thermal performance is sacrificed because of this insulating layer.
The dimensions of the TO-220F are shown below: