I have been reading the forums to try and figure out how to use a mosfet or transistor to run a motor, but there is just so much that confuses me. N-gate, p-gate, connect to this, connect to that, turn this one around, no rather use that one and so on and so on. I think I know less now than when I started the research Can someone please recommend a diagram and parts I can use to run a vibration motor (https://catalog.precisionmicrodrives.com/order-parts/product/324-102-24mm-vibration-motor-12mm-type)I am working on building laser tag weapons. The plan is that the weapon will shake when ever the player gets hit. The player can get hit every 500ms on hard mode. The battery I will be using is a 6.6V 1.8A 30C battery (http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=22589)
This is from the manufacturer"Yes you will need to use a MOSFET, the Typical Operating Current of the 324-102 is 56 mA and the Maximum Start Current is 170 mA. The motor is likely to draw too much current and damage the controller, the MOSFET will also help protect the controller from EMI issues."So that is why I was worriedI will read up on a 2N2222 transistor. I see there are youtube videos
Some mosfet's include a diode which is used to deal with back EMF.Mark
Ordering the followingCapacitor,Metallized Polypropylene,Axial,Z5U,Axial,20%,50V,100nFCarbon Resistor, 0.25W ,5%, 4k7Diode,rectifier,1N4001Transistor,bipolar,NPN,600mA,40V,TO92,P2N2222ASounds about right?