Mosfet dying when appling 5v to gate

crutschow

Joined Mar 14, 2008
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FETs are electrostatic-sensitive devices. It's possible to blow through the gate's capacitor, ruining the FET without a resistor on the gate.
They are electrostatic sensitive devices, but I don't see that as a problem in this particular circuit.
Most electrostatic damage occurs in the handling of the devices during fabrication, not after the are in the circuit.
 
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