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Questions tagged [mosfet-driver]

A circuit that accepts a small-signal digital input and produces as output a high current appropriate for driving the gate of a power MOSFET. See also [tag:gate-driving].

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Why did my MOSFET blow up?

I am using an N-channel MOSFET (VS-FC420SA10) as a high-current (150 A) switch. I am driving my MOSFET gate with a photovoltaic driver (FDA217, 5V in, 12V out). We plan to use a TTL (0/5 V) to switch ...
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What MOSFET should I use? The number and some advice [on hold]

I have a DC motor 24V 150W and I need to control the speed of the motor so what is a good MOSFET for my application? The control signal is done by sending PWM from an Arduino Uno.
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why the voltage at the gate terminal is 1.8V irrespective of the 3.3V pull up? [on hold]

[![the output of my GPIO is 1.8V which is pulled up to 3.3V using a 4.7K resistance and that gpio is connected to the gate terminal of a P-channel mosfet, when i measure voltage across the gate ...
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Mosfet H bridge - gate driver

I am having a problem in the gate driver. Could someone please help me? Will this gate driver work fine or not? I am using a 5V MCU to control forward/reverse. PS: i am aware of diode EMF ...
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How can this PWM converter circuit be improved?

This circuit is intended to use a 1-10Hz PWM signal as input and produce a 1-10kHz 10A PWM output. It will be used for controlling the speed of a water pump: GP1352 The PCB will be ordered with (only) ...
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Driving a TC4428 using PC817

I want to drive a mosfet using a mosfet-driver (TC4428). The frequency of turning on-off of mosfet is 5-10 Hz (yes Hz) and duty cycle is 10-20%. I use PC817 as ...
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MOSFET Driver increase maximum duty cycle

I have a piece of test gear I am working on designing, in which there I need to drive a number of N channel mosfets, (3 high side, 2 low side) I found there is a very large range of gate drivers ...
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Is it better to use a MOSFET with a gate driver IC or a MOSFET with a lower VGS,on?

I am building an RGBW controller for my room. I will be using an ESP32 with four MOSFETs for each channel. I want to know which is best for fast switching. Do I need to use a MOSFET driver IC such as ...
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Half H-Bridge Control

I need to control a Half H-Bridge circuit to move a DC motor on both clkwise and ctrclkwise directions. I've tested the following circuit: It worked as it was supposed to: when the digital input ...
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is it necessary add snubber network for a SSR made by mosfets?

I am designing a control circuit for AC/DC loads. To achieve this, I am using a SSR made by mosfets https://datasheet.lcsc.com/szlcsc/Vishay-Intertech-LH1546AEF_C142599.pdf However this is not a ...
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Half H-Bridge Driver

I'm working on a project to control power sideview mirrors in a car, with features like TildDown, that tilts some of the mirror down helping to park. The circuit is pretty simple, but I'm having some ...
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Buffer-cum-Level shifter using dual MOSFET

I am putting together a Buffer-cum-Level shifter using dual MOSFET to deal with PWM signal for display backlight control. This 3.3V PWM signal is driven by MSP430G2452 and would be reaching the ...
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How to use a MOSFET driver directly to drive DC motors with PWM?

I need to control a DC motor runs at 9v with PWM signal 3.3V vpeak. I found MOSFET driver noninverting MCP1401. Can this MOSFET be used directly with a Back EMF diode (diode as usual across the ...
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BJT to aid switching a MOSFET

I am trying out the following circuit, I want to use the Arduino so that I can more easily program pulses to drive my load. I was previously using a function generator (FG), but for some reason it won'...
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Measurement of Quiescent Current and Operating Current in Gate driver

In datasheet they have provided two parameters named Quiescent Current and Operating current in which I am measuring quiescent current i.e, ground current flowing from the device VDD to GND , when ...
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IGBT Gate driver sink or source current

I will drive a load low side with IGBT. IGBT gate-emiter (Threshold) voltage will be 12 V. This voltage level is enough for my load current. I will use a gate driver. When ı search gate driver for ...
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Driving Parallel Mosfets

I have a total of 20 IRF3205 mosfets in a H bridge configuration for switching a transfromer to get pure sine wave output. (Five mosfets at each end of thr H bridge). Datasheet says total gate charge ...
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Driving a piezo speaker at 40 KHz

I'm trying to drive this piezo element at 40 kHz but am running into troubles when using a function generator since the element requires greater drive. I got the guts of an ultrasonic cleaner to ...
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High/ Low level output voltage in gate driver datasheet

Gate driver datasheet mentions about VOLL and VOH with test conditions Iol=100mA I am testing this using this setup by calculating value (ron of pmos is 7.05 ohms) of load to be placed, Is this ...
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Propogation delay and its measurement in datasheet

I am referring to Gate driver LM5102 Here the terms are bit misleading 1] Lower turn off propagation delay 2] Turn on delay But application curves uses different measurements symbols(tp/tdl)/...
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IR2101pbf Multisim simulation problem

I am trying to drive 2 MOSFETs (high and low configuration) to drive a 10 ohm load and there are 2 problems I am facing. When putting both HIN and LIN pins to 12V (High), the output is around 7 Volts ...
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Problem driving MOSFET with ACPL 337J optocoupler

I want to drive a mosfet. I am using an ACPL 337J optocoupler to drive it. Here is the schematic:- But I am facing problem while driving the mosfet. The signal at gate of mosfet should be a PWM but ...
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Why this H-bridge with only N-channel FETs didn't work?

Based on this answer here in StackExchange and the Motorola article it cites, I've designed a dual h-bridge motor driver with push-pull transistors to switch the FETs faster, layed out a PCB in KiCad ...
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Half Bridge Inverter Effect of Load on waveforms

I have made a half bridge inverter, in the lab and on simulation software. I have used the gate drive IR2110a and am supplying it with a square wave pulse and it is then applying the gate voltage to ...
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Values of components in ACPL 337J

I was going through datasheet of mosfet gate driver. I wonder why is the value of component the specified one only. On page no. 13 fig 23, why the value of resistor between pin 3 and pin 6 is 10k ohm ...
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How to find Gate charge

I want to drive a 650V 21A SiC mosfet at 100kHZ. Would this mosfet driver be able to drive the mosfet? How can I find Gate charge of the mentioned mosfet gate driver? The mosfet I am planning to ...
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In building an electronic load with a mosfet and op amp. It adds some benefit to use a mosfet driver IC?

I´m building an electronic load following this schematic. My op-amp is an LM358 or LM324. My mosfet can be an IRFZ44N, and STW45NM50 or a IRFP460. Those are the parts that are in my bin. My ...
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Question about a mosfet driver gate resistor

I'm considering the ZXGD3003E6 for driving an N-channel MOSFET - PSMN4R5-40PS,127. There is a typical application schematic in the MOSFET driver datasheet (as shown below). My question is how do I ...
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High Side Switching Inductive Load with MOSFET

I am attempting to make a PCB that high-side switches an inductive load (water pump) that draws 4.6A peak. The switching scheme will not include any PWM, just basic on/off functionality. My concern ...
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Can MIC4102 be used to drive Boost Converter

I'm trying to design a high-power Buck-Boost converter, which is meant to convert a 45-63V input voltage into a "constant" 48V. The application requires quite high currents (up to 20A continuous). The ...
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Cross conduction in class-B power amplifier

can someone explain me why in this class-B power amplifier circuit, those two signal(driver?) mosfet generate a lot of cross condution ? the two mosfet i used : 2N7002 and BSS84 Thank you in ...
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Why does this Mosfet get Hot?

I have an IRF740 mosfet that doesn't get hot in one circuit but then gets completely hot in another identical circuit and for the life of me can not figure out why. Well the circuits aren't exactly ...
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Problem driving IPB065N15N3G MOSFET with HCPL-316J driver

I want to drive an IPB065N15N3G MOSFET. I am making a boost converter. The driver I am using is the HCPL-316J (a combined optocoupler and driver). Below is a picture of my schematic. Please tell me ...
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Can't run mosfets in one leg configuration with ACPL 337J optocoupler

I am working with a four pin MOSFET(C3M0030090K). You can find the datasheet here. The gate driver which I am using is ACPL 337J (datasheet here). The mosfets are in one leg configuration like this: ....
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Transformer and MOSFET combination not working

I am working to understand the circuit of a vibrating needle used in factories to scratch a mark on a soft surface. Essentially, this circuit drives a MOSFET bridge which then drives a Transformer. ...
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Current source for high current LED driver- 24Vdc/max:16A

I am working on designing a current source for a LED driver, which can work up to max:16A, as long as stays On less than 500msec. Actually, the leds circutry is a Dome-light which is divided in 4 ...
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Internal structure of TLP250

Does anyone know what is the internal structure of TLP250? Like how the connections are done inside the IC?
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Problem with mosfet driver circuit/switching

I have the following driver circuit used for switching very high current n-channel mosfets Here's their datasheet https://www.littelfuse.com/~/media/electronics/datasheets/discrete_mosfets/...
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CircuitLab simulation of 555 timer - OUT HIGH always delivering 5V irrespective of Vcc?

I've scratched together a design for a 555 timer based driver for an IR540 MOSFET. But in CircuitLab the simulator shows the 555's OUT voltage is always 5V when high, for Vcc ranges 3.3V through 24V. ...
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Reverse voltage protection for TBD62083

Good day everybody. This is my first question on this site so bare with me :) . I am working on general purpose driver using TBD62083 (replacement of darlington array ULN2803). As you can see the ...
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Driving LED with an N-Channel MOSFET

I am driving a red LED with a forward voltage of approx. 2V as shown in the picture. The driving signal comes from a microcontroller with a logic HIGH of 1.8V. The LED is being sourced from an ...
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How to speed up level shifter?

I have a level shifter that uses a transistor to control the gate of a high voltage P-channel MOSFET, like this: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab This is designed to ...
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Multiple devices on 1 battery

My current project is a green lantern minigun prop. I 3d printed it already, im just working on the electrical end of things. I have a 12v drill motor that im using to spin the barrels. also in that ...
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IR2101 high side internal structure

Can anyone explain to me what is the logic behind high side RS flip flop, pulse generator, pulse filter from IR2101 internal structure picture ? The input circuit is easy to understand and also the ...
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IRFZ48 N and FAN7392 MOSFET Switch

I want to make a MOSFET switch to drive a 12 V 300 W heat bed. Instead of buying one, I decided to make myself one. I used IRF48N MOSFET and FAN7392 Mosfet driver to make circuit and when tested it, ...
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Problem analysing MOSFET circuit

I have a question regarding the following circuit: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab This circuit gives 30V to the output when the clock input is HIGH, and gives near ...
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How can I safely drive a relay OR sense a switch from a single terminal?

I am designing a device that uses an MCP23017 running at 3.3V to either check a "port" on a terminal strip as an input from a motion sensor or drive a relay/SCR/indicator from the same "port". I'm ...
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High side mosfet-driver circuit configuration for current bypass

I'm designing a current bypass bms and having trouble switch mosfets between calls When i connect the high side gate drivers and simulate with Proteus the overall voltage appears at the topmost cell ...
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GAN FET gate current requirement

I'm looking for advice in making sure the FET driver I've chosen is capable of driving the FETs I've chosen with turn on time as low as possible. I'm going to use the LMG1210 and EPC2020 with 12V ...
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Why does the current in MOSFET have a quadratic function (explain logically without using the integration method)?

The current equation relating Vds ,Vgs and Vt is already known to us ,but if there is any way we can find out how it varies quadratically without using the formulae?