Hi, I'd like to use an old C-Band dish actuator that runs at 36vdc and can draw almost 5A at full wind load (just before motor-stall) on the 12-foot gate. My knowledge of electronics is not great but have built lots of kits over the years, so know my way around a little.
...to drive a bigger MOSFET to then drive the actuator?
If so, what would the circuit look like? Or, is there a better approach? if so, please elaborate.
I want to have motor-speed control so I can build soft-start and soft-stop into the code which I will be happy to share here. I want to work with the 36vdc as it takes almost a minute to open the gate and going down in voltage means sitting and waiting longer for it to open.
I intend to use something like this for remote for activation... http://www.amazon.com/Gikfun-Channel-Wireless-Control-Arduino/dp/B00Q9YBQC2/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1444413308&sr=8-5&keywords=arduino+remote