[TriEmbed] MOSFETs or Relays

Rodney Radford ncgadgetry at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 14:10:39 CDT 2014

Can you provide a little more detail about your circuit?

On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 2:49 PM, Grawburg <grawburg at myglnc.com> wrote:

> It now appears that MOSFETs are not going to work for my conveyor/railroad
> project.
> The single solenoid in the turnout controls straight and turn; a common
> ground and two 12VDC terminals.
> I can control one direction with the FET without any problem, but trying
> to set-up two FETS reduces
> the voltage to the solenoid enough that it will not operate. I suppose I
> could add other solid-state devices
> to overcome the issue, but I don't think it's worth it when two relays
> work so easily.
> Not a failure - a learning experience.  At least I know how to work with
> N-Channel MOSFETS.
> Brian
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