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I am a relatively new to circuity and have had issues selecting the right mosfet for my circuit(see below). I am attempting to control the flow of 12V at 1.5A, from the source of my mosfet using 4.5V from some batteries to control the gate of the mosfet.

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This simple circuit has not worked at all and in certain configurations got the mosfet far to hot to touch. I have failed to buy the right mosfets for this circuit once already but I feel sure that I purchased the right one this time. I welcome anyone to double check this however, here is the data sheet.

But I believe that I must be doing something extremely wrong in this circuit. Is it possible I have put the mosfet the wrong way around? (Do mosfets even have a wrong way around?) Or do I need to apply some charge to the body of the mosfet, which I have attached nothing to?

I'm looking for either large errors with my circuit design/common errors I might have and/or a specific reason why the mosfet purchased will not work. Really appreciate any help, thank you

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