The ATORCH "Purple Fan" MOSFET Destroyer and "150W" Load Bank

At this point, having read the title, you can probably guess my overall opinion on this little work of art…

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2018-07-02 by Unknown

The 24C32B is a 2-wire serial EEPROM, 32Kb. The data sheet should be readily available, and they’re quite easy to work with, even without an eeprom programmer.

2018-07-03 by Russell Graves

You’re right - I’ll update the post. Not sure how I missed that, but I was able to find a datasheet for that unit by searching "24C32B EEPROM datasheet."


2018-07-03 by Unknown

I’ll bet the control voltage for the thing is a DAC made from a PWM and crappy RC filter, amplified, then fed to the fairly capacitive FET gate, and for some frequencies the whole mess is not stable.

2020-02-07 by d_t_a

Thanks for the review.

I’m wondering if you happen to review this new model, how accurate (voltage/current) and if it’s “safe” (hopefully not a MOSFET destroyer)…

DL24/P load tester
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2020-02-09 by Russell Graves

No idea. I haven’t really cared to get another iteration of this hardware.

2020-03-17 by Unknown

Really well made blog!
If I were to put some Zeners (15V) across the leads, where should they be? Gate-Source or Gate-Drain? Both directions or how?

I have the DS1054Z scope and have yet to do some tests with the load as well. My friend burned the mosfet in his slightly different version (heat piped sink) likely due to inconsiderate overcurrent.
Regards from Emil N

2020-12-03 by Unknown

Put the Zener across the Gate and Source

2020-12-22 by TechTronic9000

I have the DL24p,I’ve used it a lot of times. It’s the one with single wires that has a voltage drop and thus not very accurate measurement. I just managed to short the mosfet going 2 times over the rated power. It uses a IRFP260N.

2020-12-23 by Pukker

I have also blown my mosfet in the DL24. Replaced with an new ORIGINAL one and now it is working well. The mosfet on the unit has same markings but in a different way as the original and so I think it was an clone. Tested also copy’s which I ordered from Aliexpress (sold as original) and they have an RDSon ten times higher then the really orignal ones.

2020-12-28 by Chris

what would be a better Mosfet Model?