is it good driver?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by h.d, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. h.d

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Oct 22, 2007
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    hi,
    after search i find that mosfet driver for my IRFP460 N-channel MOSFET
    is that a good driver?
    its maximum aoutput voltage is 18V but Vgs for MOSFET is 20V,will the MOSFET work well??
    now about connect that driver with PIC ,could connect it to the PIC direct?
    or should add resistance(10K ohm)?
    at last,can operate the driver in 12V(if do that the output will decrease).?
     
  2. beenthere

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    Apr 20, 2004
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    The 20 volt Vgs figure is an absolute maximum. Anything over 10 volts will fully turn the FET on, so 12 volts is very good.

    The driver switches at TTL levels, so your PIC can drive it with no problem.
     
  3. h.d

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Oct 22, 2007
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    what about the maximum input driver current?
    from the datasheet i note its 1*10^-6A isnt it?
    is it compatabile with PIC output?
     
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