IRF510 Transistor Pinout, Equivalent, Uses, Features and Other Details

Today we are going to discuss about IRF510 transistor pinout, equivalent, uses, features and other details about this TO-220 packaged MOSFET device.


IRF510 Transistor Pinout, Equivalent, Uses, Features and Other Details



Features / Technical Specifications:

  • Package Type: TO-220
  • Transistor Type: N Channel
  • Max Voltage Applied From Drain to Source: 100V
  • Max Gate to Source Voltage Should Be: ±20V
  • Max Continues Drain Current is : 5.6A
  • Max Pulsed Drain Current is: 20A
  • Max Power Dissipation is: 43W
  • Minimum Voltage Required to Conduct: 2V to 4V
  • Max Storage & Operating temperature Should Be: -55 to +170 Celsius


Replacement and Equivalent:

IRF512, IRF120, IRF122, IRF522, IRF513 (drain-source = 80V), IRF511 (drain-source = 80V), 2SK2399, IRF520, 2SK551, BUK442-100B, BUK452-100A, BUK452-100B, IRF532, IRFI520G, IRFS521, MTP10N10E, IRF634.


IRF510 MOSFET Explained / Description:

If you want a high speed low ampere MOSFET with the output load capability of upto 5.6A with the load voltage of upto 100V and minimum saturation voltage of 2V to 4V than IRF510 can be a good choice for your application design or circuit. It also possesses high speed switching capability that makes it ideal to use in variety of applications where high speed switching is a crucial requirement. Moreover as regarding to the pulse capability it can handle peak ampere pulse of 20A.

Other than that it can also be used an amplifier and capable to provide output of 43 Watt. With that much power dissipation capability it can be used to build verity of audio amplification applications.



Where We Can Use it & How to Use:

IRF510 can be used variety of normal and high speed applications such as DC to DC converters, UPS, power supplies etc. It can also be used to drive high power relays switches with very low power, high power transistors or any application that require speed switching with low gate power. Additionally due to its low gate power requirements it can be operated directly from ICs, microcontrollers and many electronic platforms such as arduino, raspberry pi etc. Other than that It can also be used to build high power audio amplifier circuits or it can also be used as a separate amplifier to drive speakers.



Fast Switching

Uninterruptible Power Supplies

Battery Chargers & Management Systems

Solar Battery Chargers & Applications

Solar Uninterruptible Power Supplies

Motor Driver Circuits

Computer & telecommunication applications


How to Safely Long Run in a Circuit:

Getting long term performance from IRF510 it is suggested to use it atleast 20% below from its maximum ratings. The maximum drain current of this MOSFET is 5.6A therefore do not drive load of more than 4.5A. The maximum drain to source voltage is 100V for safety stay under 80V. The Gate to source voltage should not be increased from ±20V. When operating the transistor always use a suitable heatsink with it and always store and operate in temperature between -55 to +175 Centigrade.



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