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New launch equipment 1 year 7 months ago #2696

We need to gather up our bills from all the work at NARAM, and see where we stand. I'm sure we are in the hole--I just don't know how deep is the hole.

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New launch equipment 1 year 7 months ago #2697

I am in, let me know when and where - also if you need any parts/wire, etc. I have a pretty good stash of MOSFETS, transistors, and passive components, along with a fair amount of wire.

Cheers / Robert
Cheers / Robert

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New launch equipment 1 year 7 months ago #2698

I'm open to any input you may have on MOSFETs.

If it makes things easier I can draw up what I plan to do and post images here for feedback. That would open it to more people but it would be a bit slower. I'm having foot problem at the moment so I'm not going many places

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New launch equipment 1 year 7 months ago #2699

I'm good with on the BB (forum).

Cheers / Robert
Cheers / Robert

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New launch equipment 1 year 7 months ago #2700

How about IGBT's (insulated gate bipolar transistors)? These are typically used in low frequency, high power switching applications. Durable as an old bipolar transistor and voltage-controlled like a MOSFET without the sensitivity to static Probably almost a drop-in, they need the same pull down resistor, etc as a MOSFET does and are voltage only drive signal like a MOSFET. I don't know how many you need for the circuit but I have 4 50A rated IXYS top quality ones in the shop. When I get home from work will check stock on all switching devices. Also have some aluminum heat-sink material I got via salvage.

Cheers / Robert
Cheers / Robert

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New launch equipment 1 year 7 months ago #2701

Have:

10 IRFZ48PBF Vishay N-channel enhancement MOSFETS (50A)
These are high power + drain switching devices and are free - ordered incorrectly : / from a previous project. Gotta be careful with accidental dyslexia when ordering semiconductors...

High current rating is with a fan-driven heat-sink. Rocket igniters are high current but well less than 0.5 seconds on a car battery so they should survive with a good chunk of aluminum bolted on. I will continue to look through the shop but will wait for plan posting. There should be some sort of built-in protection for the clips falling and hitting the deflector if the semiconductor is a direct switch to igniter.

www.mouser.com/datasheet/2/427/91294-23324.pdf

www.learningaboutelectronics.com/Articles/N-Channel-MOSFETs

Cheers / Robert
Cheers / Robert

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