Gates require pretty much no current to turn on, leaving it floating will have it turn itself on just by waving your hand near it. Apr 8, Messages: If you want to drive something like a motor, solenoid, relay or even a speaker, then you’ll need extra components. No that FET needs 10V to turn it on. Never mind, I’ve got it working now.

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What makes a reversible controller difficult is the need to combine a high-side driver and a low-side driver to be able to jaydar the current. Contact the Techstore should you require more details. Formal verification of safety-critical software, software development, and electronic design and prototyping.

But did anyone tell your mosfet smoking’s bad for them? And of course, the transistor will generally be smaller and cheaper to implement, even with the extra components needed.

You weren’t trying to use an N-channel mosfet for high side switching were you? And this is even harder if the high-side voltage is more than the 5V the Arduino can handle.

Like previously, this is a low-side driver.

From the tutorials I’ve read and watched, I thought this would be fine? The below code will demonstrate how it works by turning the motor on and off.



If you don’t select insurance you are NOT insured. Read times previous topic – next topic. It’ll melt, even if heat-sinked. Perfect for controlling that set of traffic lights mo One neat way to level shift is via an optocoupler, with the benefit that you can fully isolate the rPi from the power circuitry. The sketch below turns the motor forward for a second, off for a second and then reverse for a second and off for another second.

I’d try it and see what happens. Note that there are no external components at all. I haven’t got any resistors in play at the moment, so I’m not expecting this to work too well. They are dead cheap, and can come in 4 pin DIP devices to make handling easy.

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How that took so long to figure out I will never know. For some reason I had to swap the Drain line from the strike latch negative terminal to the 12V supply negative wire.

Also I agree with the other poster, turn on at 3. One of the resistors and the LED are simply used to indicate that the ‘signal’ pin is on. Next working day Selected Metro Areas orders placed before 2: Log in or Sign up.


Dual N-Channel 30V MOSFET

We do not automatically insure unless you specify it during the checkout. Additional delivery time may result for some deliveries. They are very useful as analogue switches as well as the traditional uses for Mosfets eg, relay driving, LED driving, etc.

No, create jayacr account now. You could lay them out on a breadboard for prototyping, and then build a custom mosffet if you need a more finished solution. MetalPhreakJul 9, Your order can be delivered to anywhere throughout Australia by either standard road freight or premium express delivery.

In fact, the BUZ71 is a very marginal device, but the original IRF will probably work for your app if you wire it up properly, even though not a logic-level device.

Contact the Techstore should you require more details. Apr 8, Messages: In your case, jahcar the resistor and LED in the top right for your latch.