I am using IRLZ44 to power 12V RGB LED strip with an ESP8266. It is 3.3V logic, so the focus is on the logic level. It could be any 3.3V Arduino.
In the datasheet, it says min logic level on Gate is 4V, on ESP8266 I have 3.3V. Anyway, I closed my eyes and pulled the switch. And it works! Works for hours without any issue.
My questions are:
No matter it works, the datasheet says different. Should I use some other MOSFET?
As it works, do you suggest just adding some transistor (8050, 2222) on the logic line?
Or should I just leave it as it is, and move on?