I have an Analog 12V RGB LED strip (which only requires 1-2 amps at most) that I want to control using an Arduino Uno. I looked into how I could go about doing this and saw that i could use several Logic Level MOSFETs to control the RGB pins on the LED strip.
I intend for the Arduino to send PWM signals to the gate (with a 10k pulldown) to control the brightness of the LEDs.
I can easily get hold of some STP55NF06L N-Channel MOSFETs which I initially thought should be able to do the job since the Gate Threshold Voltage is 1.7 volts. However I read too much off of the internet about what MOSFETs can be used with Arduinos and now I am unsure if they will work. One website told me one thing while someone else told me another. There was a lack of a clear cut definition.
Will these MOSFETs work with the 4-5V signal from an Arduino? If not, can you suggest any alternatives?
Also, if anyone can explain what should I be looking at in the datasheet to help me figure out if they are logic level, I'd be extremely thankful.