I’m not experienced in Electronics and i’m suffering to turn a 12v and 600mA solenoid on.
I have an external 12v power supply that will be used to turn it on, initially I used some relay boards to turn the things on, but the answer time wasn’t as fast as I needed, so I decided to use transistors as switch.
I used a BD135 NPN transistor which has a beta of 150, later I saw that this beta was not enough to turn my solenoid on, because the max current that the GPIO provides is 1/2 mA and I needed something around 4mA.
After that, I decided to buy a logic N-Channel MOSFET (P33N10) as it would start working from 2V, the logic level of the Jetson Nano is supposed to be 3.3v, but when I tried it nothing happened.
Am I missing some technical detail? is there another way to make it work?