IRFP260 Transistor Pinout, Equivalent, Features, Applications and Other Technical Info

This post explains IRFP260 transistor pinout, equivalent, features, applications and other technical info about this power field effect transistor or MOSFET.


IRFP260 Transistor Pinout, Equivalent, Features, Applications



Features / Technical Specifications:

  • Package Type: TO-247, TO-3P
  • Transistor Type: N Channel
  • Max Voltage Applied From Drain to Source: 200V
  • Max Gate to Source Voltage Should Be: ±20V
  • Max Continues Drain Current is : 46A
  • Max Pulsed Drain Current is: 180A
  • Max Power Dissipation is: 280W
  • Max Drain to Source Resistance in ON State (RDS on): 0.055mΩ
  • Max Storage & Operating temperature Should Be: -55 to +150 Centigrade


Replacement and Equivalent:

IRFP260N, STW40N20, MTW32N20E, STW38NB20


IRFP260 Transistor Explained / Description:

IRFP260 is a power field effect transistor or MOSFET. It is available in TO-247 package which is also shown in the IRFP260 pinout image above. It has many features which are as follow:


Robust Device

It is a robust and reliable device due to which it can be used in variety of commercial and industrial applications.


Package Features

The mounting hole of the transistor is isolated and there is more distance between the pins of the transistor which provides greater reliability and safety.


Fast Switching:

It also has fast switching capabilities which makes it ideal to use in circuits or designs which require a fast switching transistor.


Simple Drive Requirements:

The transistor has simple drive requirements which means it can be easily controlled with the output of ICs, microcontrollers and many electronic platforms such as arduino and raspberry pi.


Other features are repetitive avalanche rated, ease of paralleling, dynamic dV/dt rating, low drain to source resistance etc.


When looking at the specifications of the transistor its max drain to source voltage is upto 200V, continuous drain current is 46A, pulse drain current is 180A and maximum power dissipation is 280W. The primary applications of IRFP260 are AC to DC converters, DC to DC converters, high speed switching etc.


Where We Can Use it & How to Use:

As mentioned above the primary applications of transistor are high speed switching, DC to DC and AC to DC converters, high speed switching etc. but it not limited to these applications and can be used in variety of applications under its specs ratings. Moreover it can also be used to build high power audio amplifier circuits.



Battery Chargers Circuits

UPS Circuits

BMS Circuits

DC to DC converters

AC to DC converters

Switch Mode Power Supplies

Solar Chargers

Solar Power Supplies

Motor Drivers

Audio Amplification Applications


Safe Operating Guidelines / Absolute Maximum Ratings:

Before using the transistor in your design or circuit we recommend to check its absolute maximum ratings and safe operating guidelines. To safely operate the transistor always use it 20% below from its absolute maximum ratings. The maximum continuous drain current is 46A therefore do not drive load of more than 36A, the maximum drain to source voltage is 200V therefore do not drive load of more than 160V, Use a suitable heatsink with the transistor and always store and operate the transistor in temperature above -55°C and below +150 °C.



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