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Haha, true ;)
For heavens sake, put the electronics above the water/plants!Very nice project but there is actually not a worse placement for them.
Heat = wasted energy. I would guess that a mosfet driver and a shottky diode to the power rail instead of ground would be an improvement. Also the frequency should be matched against the inductance of the transformer and the duty cycle range of the pwm to the desired maximum/minimum current.For those of you choosing a mosfet, the wattage of the fet is NOT the maximum power it can give to the load but the peak heat dissipation(wasted energy in the fet).Example from the comments, irf3205 110A x 55V = 6050W max switched load.In this design, poor switching of the mosfet may be the limiting factor for the current since there is no driver for the mosfet. But without matching the duty cycle to the current draw, it might burn up the psu, leads or the transformer! xD
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