I’m trying to switch some decently sized loads with an Arduino Nano for a project. two 200ma loads (which can be on the same circuit) and a 300ma load on a secondary circuit.
I wasn’t really thinking when ordering parts and forgot to get switching mosfets of any kind. I went searching through my parts bins and the only thing I can find are 2n5486s, an N-channel JFETs.
I’m having a hard time recalling my college courses on FETs (~5 years ago) and I can’t seem to find a maximum current rating for these parts.
Would I be able to use these the 2n5486s to switch these loads? I’m also trying to figure out if I can even switch it without crazy wiring since the N-channel part of it will require -5 volts.
If not, I’ll probably fall back on the much less appealing 2n3904s, not sure how I’ll switch the 300ma load with that though.