I want to build a robotic vacuum. I have a 400W 24V vacuum motor that I want to switch on automatically at a set time every night. The batteries I will be using will be 2x12V 80aH deep cycle gel batteries connected in series. I want the Arduino to switch the motor on and off. So my first real question I guess is will the 5V supplied from the Arduino be able to switch on a motor that big? The second question is a mosfet the answer? My apologies I'm pretty new to all this but love it..
Can I control a 400W motor with 24V 16A batteries with an Arduino board and a mosfet? What type of mosfet would I use?