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Old 31st January 2002, 04:37 PM   #1
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Question Help with Current Sink

Ok, I am trying to make a current sink using a IRFP140N MOSFET. It is conected to -12v.

The amplifier is a IRFP140N in follower mode, with a IRFP140N underneath as a current sink.

Is it easier to have the current sink track the output voltage offset to minimize to zero, or have the bias on the upper MOSFET change to minimize output offset?

In either case, are there simple circuits out there that automatically adjust to minimize output offset?

On the other hand, I may not have a problem with offset and use a 2N2222 and a low value voltage sensing resistor around the lower IRFP140N to set the current level. Then I just adjust the upper IRFP140N to minimize offset..... all this done after the temp. has stabilized.

Help would be much apprecited!!
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Old 31st January 2002, 04:52 PM   #2
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I think you could use the current sink described in this thread.

Pass Son of Zen w/current sources (etc.)

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