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Do TO-220 package MOSFETs fit on a breadboard?

  1. Feb 5, 2009 #1
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  3. Feb 5, 2009 #2


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    Just barely. It'll be a tight fit, and you probably shouldn't do it too many times (for fear of permanently stretching out the breadboard contacts), but it'll work. You can also rotate each of the contacts by 45 degrees so they slide in a little better. Then again, you can buy the breadboard plastic pieces pretty cheap (compared to the metal backing plate / entire bread board assembly).
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