High side switch

A project log for RPN Nixie Calculator

A programmable RPN calculator using way too many Nixie tubes

robert.c.baruchrobert.c.baruch 06/20/2016 at 22:020 Comments

Previously I mentioned that I needed a high-side switch that the processor could control to enable +170VDC power to the Nixies when it was ready. I prototyped it 2 weeks ago, but it wasn't until today that OSHPark came back with the boards. I didn't make it breadboard-compatible, since it's just intended to be a little module.

It must have +170VDC to switch or else the voltage divider for the high-side MOSFET doesn't give the gate the right voltage. But then you can use 3v3 or 5v to turn it on.

Eagle and Gerber files in the Files section.