So heres my problem: I have lots of fans but most of them have no PWM input. I want to drive clusters of 12v fans by PWM using only one signal.
In my spares i found a Fuji Electrics K2647 MOSFET.
I had some failed attempts trying to use it, but according to the internet it should work somehow. The PWM signal is coming from an Asus P8P67 motherboard (CPU fan channel). Its 18.75kHz (Measured in AC mode by a Fluke175) and ranges from 20% (1.074V avg) to 100% (5.056V avg) duty cycle. This whole circuit is placed inside a computer, so there are 12V, 5V and 3.3V rails available. Efficiency doesnt matter. There is also plenty of airflow. One fan pulls 400mA when blocked, but there will be 4 identical fans.
I need a circuit that can PWM control a 12V 1.6A load, can anyone design one?
EDIT: The motherboard hardware makes a duty cycle under 20% impossible (safety reasons perhaps?). Is there a way to add a gain/threshold to address this problem?
I found lots of people with a similar problem, but noone had a good solution.
FOLLOWUP: I built the circuit in the accepted answer using a FQP30N06L and it works great. I can recommend this as simple and cheap solution for fan controllers.