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by jars121
Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:40 am
Forum: Module Discussion
Topic: Have I fried my N-drive MOSFET?
Replies: 3
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Re: Have I fried my N-drive MOSFET?

Legend, thanks for your detailed response. I posted this same question elsewhere, and it was suggested that I use a pull-up resistor to bring the signal voltage from 3.3V to 5V. I might try this and see if it works. I tried connecting a 5V supply to the Gate, but the latch activates as soon as I con...
by jars121
Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:27 am
Forum: Module Discussion
Topic: Have I fried my N-drive MOSFET?
Replies: 3
Views: 4554

Have I fried my N-drive MOSFET?

Howdy, I bought an N-drive MOSFET to turn on/off a 12V strike latch from my Raspberry Pi. The Pi outputs a 3.3V logic signal, which goes to the Gate of the MOSFET. I've since read the documentation on the N-drive from Freetronics, and it says that the maximum Gate voltage is 2.5V... I've used a volt...