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MOSFET IRF510 Transistor

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IRF510

 | Catalog #: 276-2072
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Product Summary

Your source for transistors.

Transistors are our specialty. Power Dissipation of 20W. Mfr. #IRF510. Case Type: TO-220.

  • Channel Type: N
  • V(DS): 60
  • V(GS):+/-20
  • I(D): 3.0 Amps
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  • MOSFET - IRF510 transistor with a TO-220 case. (1)
 

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  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
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RadioShackMOSFET IRF510 Transistor
 
4.3

(based on 8 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (5)
  • Reliable (4)
  • Rugged (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Incorrect Ratings?

      By Jake

      from South Boston, MA

      Pros

      • Consistent Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about RadioShack MOSFET IRF510 Transistor:

          This is an old design originally sourced by International Rectifier however this item has been divested by IR and is now owned by Vishay. In either case both IR and Vishay claim that this part has a Vds rating of 100V, and not 60V as listed on the Radioshack website. Its also worth pointing out the difference in Maximum Power Dissipation and Drain Current where both manufacturers claim higher capability than what is listed here. Here is a link to Vishay's datasheet for anyone interested: http://www.vishay.com/docs/91015/sihf510.pdf
          You could search for the technical details online under the part number IRF510PBF.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Tough Little Thing.

          By qazxsw21000

          from London, KY

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Consistent Performance
          • Rugged
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Introduction to circuits
            • Personal

            Comments about RadioShack MOSFET IRF510 Transistor:

            I was using a program called "Yenka" when I found out about this thing. It sounded like something I could use one day. That's how I ended up buying it.
            I used it in many circuits, and it's a tough little thing. I had the breadboard it was on to fall off stuff and crush the transistor...twice. Basically, it's been through [something bad here] and back. I'm still using it. In high current (0.25A+) it gets hot, but stays relatively cool up through 0.5A. But for 0.5A+ circuits, I would recommend a heat sink.
            And I'm pretty sure the description is wrong about the max current. If I recall correctly, it's 1A, not 3.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            gate needs 4v+

            By tony

            from Fort Lauderdale, FL

            Comments about RadioShack MOSFET IRF510 Transistor:

            if your MCU is 3.3v run the pin through a NPN transistor like here to gate the mosfet at 5V.http://www.neufeld.newton.ks.us/electronics/?p=133It will slow down the curcuit, so make your pwm cycles larger. Will also reverse the state, a high on mcu pin will turn off mosfet.

            (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Excellent MOSFET

            By Dr. J13

            from Zxorviar Alpha 5

            About Me Power User

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Consistent Performance
            • Rugged
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Electronic projects

              Comments about RadioShack MOSFET IRF510 Transistor:

              Saying MOSFET Transistor is like saying Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor Transistor, since the T in MOSFET stands for Transistor.. they should list this simply as IRF510 MOSFET. Perhaps they think that specifying Transistor again would make it more clear for people who don't know what a MOSFET is, but then again, would knowing that a MOSFET is a type of transistor really help? On top of that, Radio Shack didn't think letting us know it was an N-Channel MOSFET would be useful information.. yes it is in the detail description, but why make us dig for it.

              In my opinion the heading for this item should be:

              IRF510 N-Channel MOSFET

              Worked great for my 'phone line in use indicator light' project. I used it to energize the coil of a relay, so I didn't need to bother with a heat-sink. used 3.3MEG resistors on the Gate and it switched on just fine. I like the extremely high input impedance so it draws very little from my phone line.. only a few nano-amps.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              so easy a monkey can do it

              By monkee

              from a cave

              About Me Casual User

              Pros

              • Rugged
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about RadioShack MOSFET IRF510 Transistor:

                Mr. Bunnee showed me how to install and I build banana peeler but he wont use which is unfortunate. Carrott peeler takes IRF530 which is not available at RS.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good for fixing yer rig but easy to fry

                By Comm. Rabbitt

                from Fort Wayne, IN

                About Me Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Spreading the word

                  Comments about RadioShack MOSFET IRF510 Transistor:

                  Commander Bunny says this is the best to install in your hutch. Versatile, just don't drive it too hard. Heat sink it and pray the first time.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Instrument panel dimmer

                  By Ken

                  from Flagstaff, AZ

                  About Me Casual User

                  Pros

                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about RadioShack MOSFET IRF510 Transistor:

                      The car dealership wanted $60 for a new instrument panel dimmer switch for my Nissan Frontier.This [$] part fixed the problem.I easily removed the burnt out mosfet transistor and replaced it with this one from RadioShack.Problem solved.

                      (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Good high power transistor for some uses

                      By Bob

                      from Boston

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Performance
                      • Rugged

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Dorm Room

                        Comments about RadioShack MOSFET IRF510 Transistor:

                        Pretty rugged. I tinkered with higher amplification than other transistors or op amps can drive. It worked fine, especially with feedback (sort of like an op amp). Basically it's like a voltage-controlled resistor. But very non-linear near the "on" end (low resistance), so be careful, or use a current-limiting resistor. But usually didn't break even when I forgot and it got too hot to touch. I just wish they had an equivalent P type, for symmetric push-pull circuits.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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