I'm looking to control 12V at 5Amps. I have read the specs on the TIPs but i was wondering what peoples' experience has been with this or if they have a suggestion for an appropriate TIP.
I'm worried about over heating and finding a TIP or alternative that is robust enough to stay cool even when running for an extended amount of time. I'm using it on fish tank lighting so id obviously prefer that my apartment stay standing and free of fires :P. (i'm a bit paranoid)
what has your personal experience been like with this method of controlling higher amps? do you have any recommendations you can give me on circuit components or setups?