Switching on and off a Voltage Inverter - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Design & Build > Parts
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Gallery Wiki Blogs Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Parts Where to get, and how to make the best bits. PCB's, caps, transformers, etc.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12th December 2003, 09:00 PM   #1
diyAudio Member
punchpeanut's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: twin cities
Default Switching on and off a Voltage Inverter

Hi, I just wanted to thank everyone for the help they have been giving me recently.

I plan on using a 12V inverter to power some Op Amps for a project. I will be using Maxim's MAZ764 IC to do it and since it has a Shutoff pin, I thought I would take advantage of it. Can I use a Fet to do the switching as I have drawn it? I just put down the IRF540, are there any Fets in particular that work well in this fashion? Would a transistor or relay be better? I'm just trying to keep cost down.

Thanks yet again.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg inverter.jpg (30.9 KB, 87 views)
  Reply With Quote
Old 18th December 2003, 10:34 AM   #2
diyAudio Member
djmiddelkoop's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Noord-Holland

isn't a IRF540 a bit beefy ?
Besides, it needs between 2 and 4 Volts between gate and source to turn on, usually this will work with TTL levels.
Why not use a VN10 if you insist on using a mosfet ?
A transistor (NPN) or relay will work fine to.
“Information is not knowledge Knowledge is not wisdom
Wisdom is not truth Truth is not beauty Beauty is not love Love is not music Music is THE BEST”
  Reply With Quote


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Split Voltage Switching Power Supply for Power Amp vectorplane Swap Meet 2 23rd April 2011 11:48 PM
Switching voltage converter for HV supply engels Tubes / Valves 7 11th January 2008 04:37 PM
Rail switching amplifiers and supply voltage levels rtarbell Solid State 9 1st March 2007 07:05 AM
Zero Voltage Switching for Class D amps hdoggz Class D 1 6th April 2005 08:30 PM
Question on a Voltage Inverter punchpeanut Parts 4 31st January 2004 05:40 PM

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:04 AM.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2017 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2