The IRF830 is a fast switching high voltage N-Channel MOSFET with a low on-state resistance. The Mosfet has a maximum drain to source voltage of 500V. The mosfet will have a drain to source internal resistance of 1.5Ω when triggered with 10V gate voltage.
|Pin Number||Pin Name||Description|
|1||Source||Current flows out through Source (maximum 4.5A)|
|2||Gate||Controls the biasing of the MOSFET (Threshold voltage 10V)|
|3||Drain||Current flows in through Drain|
- N-Channel Power MOSFET
- Continuous Drain Current (ID): 4.5A
- Gate threshold voltage (VGS-th) is 10V (limit = ±20V)
- Drain to Source Breakdown Voltage: 500V
- Drain Source Resistance (RDS) is 1.5 Ohms
- Rise time and fall time is 16nS and 16nS
- Available in To-220 package
Note: Complete technical details can be found at the IRF830 datasheet linked at the bottom of the page
Alternatives for IRF830
8N50, FTK480, KF12N50
Other N-channel MOSFETS
IRF840, IRF740, BSS138, IRF520, 2N7002, BS170, BSS123, IRF3205, IRF1010E
About IRF830 MOSFET
The IRF840 is an N-Channel Power MOSFET which can switch loads upto 500V with a drain current of 4.5A. If you need a relatively high current Mosfet you can check the IRF840. Both Mosfet has a gate threshold voltage of 10V across the Gate and Source pin with a on-state resistance of 1.5Ω. Since the mosfet is for switching high current high voltage loads it has a relatively high gate voltage, hence cannot be used directly with a I/O pin of a CPU. If you prefer a mosfet with low gate voltage then try IRF540N or 2N7002 etc.
One considerable disadvantage of the IRF830 Mosfet is its high on-resistance (RDS) value which is about 1.5 ohms. Hence this mosfet cannot be used in applications where high switching efficiency is required. The Mosfet requires a driver circuit to provide 10V to the gate pin of this Mosfet the simplest driver circuit can be build using a transistor. It is relatively cheap and has very low thermal resistance, added to this the mosfet also has good switching speeds and hence can be used in DC-DC converter circuits.
- Switching high power devices
- Inverter Circuits
- DC-DC Converters
- Control speed of motors
- LED dimmers or flashers
- High Speed switching applications
2D model of the component
If you are designing a PCB or Perf board with this component then the following picture from the IRF830 Datasheet will be useful to know its package type and dimensions.