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Controlling High Current Devices with a Microcontroller

Posted 27 Jul 2007 at 15:46 UTC by steve Share This

The Microcontroller Hobby blog has posted a handy new tutorial by Eric Wolf explaining how to control high current devices from a microcontroller. Eric explains how to use what he describes as "the cockroach of transistors", the NPN BPJ 2N3904 to drive up to a 170ma load. Robot builders may question the idea that a 170ma load should be described as "high current" but reader comments at the end of the article point out that a MOSFET could be used to controller devices in the 30A-50A range.


More high-current load ideas, posted 27 Jul 2007 at 21:24 UTC by Rog-a-matic » (Master)

Here are some more ideas, over 10 years old but still relevant

http://www.robotics.com/highload.html

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