September 28, 2011 AT 12:00 am

A Beginner’s Guide to the MOSFET

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A Beginner’s Guide to the MOSFET @

If you need to switch high current and or high voltage loads with a micro controller you’ll need to use some type of transistor. I’m going to be covering how to use a MOSFET since it’s a better option for high power loads. This guide will be just a brief introduction that will discuss how to drive a mosfet in a simple manner with the ultimate goal of making it act like an ideal switch.

Refer to the N or P channel basic wiring schematics and remember the three pins: Gate, Drain, and Source. When I mention something like Gate-Source potential difference, I’m talking about the difference in voltage between the two pins.



  1. I did update that image to fix the blue backing.

  2. and i thought this would be about cats :)

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