Sorry - book research again.
I have a favorite power MOSFET. The FQP33N10. They cost about 80p / $1 each, are ok for logic level switching and generally rock.http://www.farnell.com/datasheets/104979.pdf
However, while Mouser and Digikey do sell them, they don't seem to be that commonly used in the US.
Any one got a nice logic level N-channel Power MOSFET recommendation?
MOSFET, N, TO-220
Continuous Drain Current Id: 33A
Drain Source Voltage Vds: 100V
On Resistance Rds(on): 52mohm
Threshold Voltage Vgs Typ: 4V
Power Dissipation Pd: 127W
Current Id Max: 33A
Pulse Current Idm: 132A