I'm not going to argue or debate with any of you. This particular section of the forum is labeled as a general area, I was looking for non-specific answers so I assumed this would be the right place. All I was asking is if there is a different item that does what a TIP120 Darlington Transistor does. I was not looking for advice on how to use or anything of that nature. Simple question - Simple answer.
Of the part numbers i was given only one turned out to fit my project. I had to look into them but thats all I wanted was a point in the right direction. I see people on here all the time that will flat out ask for someone to give them the answer. And these people get chewed out for not trying to figure it out on there own. Well I wanted to figure it out on my own and simply asked for a direction to look in. I am perfectly okay with popping a few chips here and there.
I don't understand why I can't ask a simple, generic, general question about a part without giving up my entire project. the details I did get into in my original post were only given to be conversational but whatever. I figured it out.
I understand your stance..
but truly, (even if it comes off a bit abrasive).. over the internet, people are just trying to get a grasp of your skill level and try to get all people to understand & use the same terminology. (Its helps to keep people on the same playing field)..
but on the flip side... some of the people are here ALL THE TIME (by choice, un-paid, free-will they offer help)... and from time to time it can be frustrating when either the same questions are asked over & over.. or certain basic assets are omitted when seeking help. (help them help us sorta stance I guess)
Its also an attempt to understand the project fully, so they can provide a solid and correct answer.
Sometimes that little missing detail can change the answer or optimal part of choice.
On the flip side.. many people are TRAINED professional and either are or have been doing this for many years. (so its easy for them to take certain things/knowledge for granted... or expect everyone to have the same foundation to work from)...
It can be frustrating to provide answers to 'hobbyists' at times....(I'm sure)... and at that point those members just need to either pass or ignore the post instead of being 'snarky'... IMHO though,.. I havent see any of that here, in this thread.
It seems that you are more frustrated with the lack of experience, making the questions/answers that much harder to interpret.
There are TONS of 'noobies' here (myself included, and you'll never make everyone happy, some only want the code in question, some want it all to put it into perspective...etc..etc.. yadda... yadda).. but I have found that if you can show you have gave an attempt, proof of effort, (links, datasheets, tutorials you worked from..etc) the response if much better. (it also makes it easier for them to help)