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Low loss method of connecting two dissimilar battery voltages together without a diode?

TLDR; Is there a simple circuit which delivers a diode's robust reverse-voltage behavior, only with an order of magnitude less heat generation? I have two lithium batteries with different chemistries ...
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Would this be an appropriate design for interfacing high-power LEDs with an ESP32?

I am currently exploring a project that allows me to control high-power RGB LEDs using PWM from an ESP32 microcontroller. In this way, I plan to create a simple LED panel for canopy illumination that ...
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High-Side P-Channel MOSFET for Lower Rated Toggle Switches

My goal is to add two toggle switches to high power DC lines so that I can break the circuit and stop power from being delivered to my load. This load will be using 28V, ~27A. I have an two channel ...
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Why does max current handling differ greatly form different MCU boards?

I had successfully controlled my power inverter using an Arduino DUE (Atmel SAM3X8E). To drive all of my six power MOSFETs (IRLZ24N) each GPIO is interfaced by a Photovoltaic MOSFET Driver (Panasonic ...
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FET Gate Voltage Question

What gate voltage is required to turn on a power MOSFET to the specified Rds(on) at a given drain current? Take for example, 1.5A drain current using this FET. https://www.vishay.com/docs/78092/...
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MOSFET Vds is too high when MOSFET turn on

Few days ago, I upload question about MOSFET driver getting too hot. That problem was solved by your help. thank you. But I have another problem. I connect 80ohm load to MOSFET like this figure. ...
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Heatsink size calculation

Let's say I found a random heatsink with no name or model or anything else from which I can find a datasheet and get its thermal resistance. Therefore, simply by knowing its sizes, how can I calculate ...
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I don't know why UCC27324 getting hot in normal condition

I have some question about UCC27324P MOSFET driver. I have experiment using UCC27324D (8-DIP type) and UCC27324P (SMD type) via this circuit. DIP type driver works fine with no problem same condition. ...
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Is there MOFET with Id is between 10-14A at Vgs<4.2V? [closed]

I am new to the area of working with MOSFETs. For my current project I need a suitable MOSFET or any other transistor, that should work as a switch. My output controlling voltage from controller IC is ...
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Rated drain to source voltage of a power MOSFET sustaining back EMF of solenoid

I have an H-bridge that is using 4 n-channel MOSFETs with max rating of 500 V 100 A drain to source driving a large inductor/actuator reliably. I'd like to find a cheaper MOSFET since the 100 A is ...
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MOSFET failed when I connected an AC universal motor

I connected the following AC chopper circuit to control the brightness of a lamp and it is working as expected. Expected behavior: I observe that when the pulse is 0, the light is completely off. When ...
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How should fuses be used for MOSFET temperature protection?

I am using high voltage MOSFET in TO-220 package with a heatsink like this one: Under normal conditions, the temperature of heatsink does not exceed 90 degrees. My MOSFET can run up to 120 degress ...
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What does the cross point of V-I curves mean?

Here you see a V-I graph including many curves achieved under different junction temperatures of an IGBT. As it can be seen there is a cross point where all curves intersect each other. Does it make ...
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Mitigating parasitic turn-on of MOSFET

UPDATE Thanks Aaron and jp314 for your comments. We just probed some more and I think jp314 is right. We found that the high side driver was skipping some pulses. The pink pulse train is from the ...
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MOSFET back-to-back configuration

To build the back-to-back configuration using MOSFETs, must the second MOSFET be the same as the first or do I need a complementary MOSFET transistor like in BJT transistors? If I need a ...
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P Channel MOSFET gate controlled by N Channel MOSFET (rather than NPN). Crazy?

I needed a generalized circuit that would switch on/off any device on the Vcc side with varying voltage (3.3 to 24 V) and current (0 to ~10 A). A P Channel MOSFET is an obvious choice, but I didn't ...
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Can SiC SoA rating be extrapolated for faster pulse widths?

This datasheet for a Rohm SCT3017 silicon-carbide N-channel power MOSFET's Safe Operating Area only extends as fast as 100µs. Why no trace for 10µs? Is it because with an expected gate charge of ...
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Sender Circuit for Ultrasound

I'm building this Instructables project: Body-ultrasound Sonography With Arduino, which is using ultrasound to see inside the body. However I'm having some issues with the sender circuit, shown below: ...
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How to attenuate the noise in the current due to the MOSFET switching

I am making a controller to like dimmer to reduce the voltage from a microcontroller. I am using the following circuit. However, I see that this is introducing noise into the current. I need help to ...
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Buck Converter Simulation in OrCAD Capture Lite

I have this really simple buck converter circuit but I am getting really funny results. I tried different input voltages (12-650 V), no matter what I put, it doesn't affect the output. The output ...
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What is the best and compact method for varying AC current between 1mA to 100mA for a 500VAC?

I am working on a testing project. The objective is to test an equipment which assures safety to personal when there is a certain current passing through earth wire. So, I must emulate an unsafe ...
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Calculated vs. Measured MOSFET Switching Times

I am currently evaluating several power MOSFET’s looking at their switch on and off times. My testing has employed a few different gate drivers, however the bulk of my testing is with the ST Micro ...
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Boost converter Ic extremely heats up when trying to switch using Mosfet

In Case 1, the converter works fine but in the other case it heats up extremely. Tried same using a PNP nosfet and it heats up the same as soon as load is connected. 12v 1A router is used as a load ...
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Why are there no P-channel SiC (silicon-carbide) FETs?

Looking at the top distributors, seems only N-channel power SiC are carried. Why is that?
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Data Sheet help: Current flowing through a MOSFET module

In a MOSFET module, when looking at the data sheet can I assume the current through each MOSFET device is the given Id, or is Id the current moving through the entire MOSFET module? For the data sheet ...
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What is the purpose of voids near thermal pad in a MOSFET?

http://www.aosmd.com/res/data_sheets/AONP36336.pdf Why do MOSEFT manufacturers provide a void as shown below?
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Help with esp32 and mosfet

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab My project requires switching a 4 ohm solenoid at 24v for 200ms to turn on a water supply and then -24v to turn it off. Previously I ...
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Driver output to FET gate voltage - rise & fall time

I have an ISO driver with the following params: Peak source current = 4 A, Peak sink current = 6 A, Sink resistance = 0.55 ohm, source resistance = 5 ohm. How do I calculate the time between the rise/...
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H Bridge MOSFETs burns after a few seconds

i've this circuit, the inpust H1, H2, L1, L2, VS1 and VS2 are unconnected (are the outputs of the mosfet driver) only i power-up with 12V, I only connect the 12V, after a few seconds the mosfet ...
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MOSFET switching failure

I am working on a power electronic application. I am using push-pull converter topology. I am using IRF630 power MOSFET to do switching. I also use primary side center tapped transformer Np/Ns = 1/13 ...
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push button controlled PMOS high side switch circuit review

I have been working on a project and one of the ideas was to control the power supply by push button. In a normal case, the SW1 is open, the 5v_POWER supplies the 5V_IN; when the SW1 is closed, the ...
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How to avoid current spike through the MOSFET of push-pull converter at low duty cycle?

I have designed a Push-pull converter as shown: The input is 30V and the output is 400V with the power of 400W. I have designed the MPPT algorithm, magnetic components, etc and the circuit is ...
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I need more information about PowerPAK-SO8 thermal properties than i can find online

There are these MOSFETs in PowerPAK-SO8 (Vishay) package (or SuperSO8 for Infineon). I used to cool them from the outside, attaching a heatsink to the black (plastic? ceramic?) case worked pretty well....
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Estimating case to ambient thermal resistance when it is not given in the datasheet

I'm trying to estimate the case to ambient thermal resistance of a GaN switching device (specifically the GS66508T device from GaN Systems). The datasheet provides the junction to case thermal ...
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Revision and component selection of MOSFET driver circuit

I'm developing a board to drive 5 LED strips with 1A maximum current. I need some help for design validation and component selection. The circuit is the following (repeted 5 times). The PWM signals (5 ...
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Can I use the P3020L Mosfet with 5>Vgs>3 without any linear region consequences?

So I've been searching for a long time, for a power mosfet I can switch safely at a Vgs of 3V. I'd like to know if this is the one, because luckily, I recovered it from a computer power supply, thus I ...
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is it safe/practical to control this 30A+ motor with mosfet?

I'm thinking of controlling a few high ampere water pumps from microchips. the current draws of motors will be around 38A (single phase 220V motors). is it safe to use a MOSFET (IPW60R070C6 from ...
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MOSFET Bootstrap circuit simulation with NGSPICE

Preface I am designing a Solid State Relay as an educational exercise, to catch up on what my university did not teach me. I am a long time Linux user and open-source software lover, which brought me ...
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Unexpected huge MOSFETs power consumption

I have 2 MOSFETs : NMOS --> Ref :BSZ520 Rds_on : 52 mohms PMOS --> Ref :IRF9640 Rds_on : 500 mohms My ...
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Am I reading this MOSFET datasheet right?

Sorry for the lame question, but I am a software developer, and have only a limited understanding of analog circuits. The ODrive uses the MOSFET NTMFS4935NT1G (since v3.2) in pairs. This test says ...
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MOSFET N loss power battery calculation

I have a circuit to calculate my battery level using NodeMCU. I use this formula: ...
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Flyback diode choice

I am curious about how to determine the turn ratio to get the minimum power loss. Assuming n=Np/Ns Vin=380, Vo=40, different turn ratios can get the same output because Vo =VinD/(n(1-D)). When the n ...
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Parallel MOSFET and H-Bridge

I need to control a 12V 100A DC motor and I was thinking of using this circuit, I saw many post and application notes that talk about parallelizing MOSFETs but I did not see any circuit using MOSFET ...
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Can I use 2 H-Bridge for drive a motor?

I've a 12V 80A motor, for drive this i'll use a H-bridge with mosfet, in order to divide the current per H bridge we can drive a motor with 2 H-bridge? I'll use mosfet, we cant put mosfet in parallel
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TO-247 case maximum current

I've this TO-247 MOSFET http://www.datasheet.es/PDF/203551/2SK3271-01-pdf.html how much current will support this case? I've to control a 12V 80A DC Motor
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Is there a simple IC for disconnecting a power source?

I'm looking to create a simple circuit to connect/disconnect a power storage capacitor to/from a larger circuit. In the model railroading world, we use capacitors as "keep-alives" to keep ...
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Buck converter high side switch GND

In Figure 1, I designed a synchronous buck converter using the IR2110S half bridge gate driver integration. However, when I look at the source-GND measurements of the high side MOSFETs in Figure 2, I ...
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How can I turn off a MOSFET when the temperature rises?

I am using a MOSFET as a pre-regulator. When the voltage is too high, the temperature of the MOSFET is getting too high. (Even if I take 15 mA current.) As a safety precaution, if the junction ...
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Why is the voltage drop over my MOSFET so large?

I am trying to use an NCV8403B N-channel power MOSFET to control the power for my circuit. The schematic itself is quite simple: The MOSFET is controlled by an SPST switch. When in the ON position, ...
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How to modify a buck converter for higher current output?

I have a 17V DC power supply which can provide around 50A. I want to build a battery charger using it which outputs 14.6V constant voltage. Therefore, I'm planning to manipulate low cost, widely ...

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