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post #135 of (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Gisimo View Post
Is it necessary to have a resistor in front of the gate?? (Between pin 9 and gate)
I usually do put resistor in front of the gate but it depends on the transistor's spec.

The wattage is what makes a component hot or not. Use the correct wattage rated component.

P = V*I

watts = volt * current

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