I have a circuit where I have 12VDC source that is connected to the MOSFET (A2SHB) via a timer that applies the voltage to an LED. I have also wired the 12V straight to the LED via a resistor for a constant 8 volts on the LED. The result is that the LED is always on and then the timer comes on and the LED gets brighter making the LED appear to be blinking.
My concern is that with a constant 12V on the drain of the MOSFET, I am causing it to fail because sometimes the LED won't blink until I cycle power.
I am a complete novice at this. I have included a schematic that I think is how I have it wired.
Thanks in advance for any help on this.