I want to turn on a load of around 1.5A with a reed switch. I tried to just use a reed switch but found out pretty quickly that it will not take the current.
I was considering a BJT but there is a voltage drop across this I would like to avoid.
I have been looking at MOSFETS but all the examples I have seen have the load voltage at around 12V whereas I am turning on the MOSFET with 5V to drive 5V
I could also use a relay but I think the current for this would also be too much for the reed switch.
I am also considering dropping the reed switch for a Hall effect. There is no microcontroller.