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Help choosing a genral purpose mosfets to buy in bulk? Answered

Hi, I am looing at buying  some mosfets in bulk. I need a mix of genral purpose N-channel annd P-channel mosfets. These have to be able to handle up to 40V and around 5 amp. These will be used for genral motor controlling and inductive loads. But mostley for prototyping.

I need a mosfet that is cheap, takes a bit of a bashing, robust, and easy to use.

Any suggestions on what I should get. I need both P channel and N channel mosfets for genral use.

Thanks for any help, David.

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icengBest Answer (author)2012-10-23

Your self imposed wide FET parameteric desires can be satisfied
by almost any TO-220 and bigger mosfet transistor.

I suggest the five or six distressed product resellers like :
http://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/products.asp?dept=1446
http://www.mpja.com/
which occasionally have sales of grabag specials where you can buy
large quantities of MOSFETs for pennies.

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David97 (author)iceng2012-10-23

Thanks alot Have you ever bought from this site before?

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iceng (author)David972012-10-23

Yes... You can trust them.

The Florida place takes week for surface shipping to reach me in Nevada.
When I want it now, it's Air Mail cost..

What state do you live in ?

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David97 (author)iceng2012-10-27

I live in New Zealand in Christchurch

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steveastrouk (author)2012-10-23

What gate voltages are you proposing ? I like the IRL 540 for general logic level inputs, but you sacrifice a bit of Rds (on)

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David97 (author)steveastrouk2012-10-23

Sorry I should have said that in the question. I am looking for using it at gate voltages from around 3.3v to about 8v. I know that that is a broad spectrum but hopefully there is something out there. I was going to use it with by arduino (atmel328) at 5v most of the time. I was also looking at sending some PWM signals for speed controll.

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steveastrouk (author)David972012-10-23

Like I said then , the IRL series are pretty well ideal for your range

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David97 (author)steveastrouk2012-10-23

Thanks I will check them out the next chance i get

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