Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.
Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
||Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|1st January 2013, 02:06 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Hifonics XX-Colossus; broken power supply
One of the SPS Fets (Q17; IRPF064N) is destroyed. The question is what caused it to fail!?
One of the outputs of the SPS PWM IC, KA7500c pin 9 (= connector pin 9) produces quite a spike shortly after going to zero, see picture I
The second output, KA7500C pin 10 (= connector pin 8) doesn´t, see picture II.
This spike is likely high enough to cause the drivers Q7/Q8 and Q7C/Q8C to produce a spike on their output as well.
Picture III shows the voltage on the output of the Q7/Q8 driver output (large spike)
Picture IV shows the voltage on the output of the Q7A/Q8A driver output
Picture V shows the voltage on the output of the Q7C/Q8C driver output (smaller spike)
Picture VI shows the voltage on the output of the Q7B/Q8B driver output
Oscilloscope settings for all 6 pictures:
vertical : 0 volt level at +1 division
vertical : 2 V / division
horizontal : 5 usec / div
Are these spikes likely to be caused by:
- a failure of the PWM IC, the KA7500C?
- poor decoupling, so a broken decoupling capacitor, on the
Vsupply line of the KA7500C?
- any other reason?
Any suggestion is very welcome!!
Does someone happen to have the schematics of the small SPS PWM controller board (p.no. E08-015-90 2004.05 rev.0), the one with the SMD components, and amongst others the KA7500C, on it?
I figured out part of the schematics, mainly the SPS part, from the 2 PWM outputs of the KA7500C up to the transformers; see enclosed schematics ¨SPS XX-Colossus¨
What is the use of D28 and D29?
(I am not sure if one is a zener-diode and the other one a regular
diode; I cannot read the type numbers). I am really puzzled.
They apparently also limit the voltage on the gates of the 4 x 4 = 16 SPS
FETs to a maximum of +8,5V, see pictures III, IV, V, VI.
However, these FETs can withstand a Vgs = 20V.
Any help in solving this puzzle is highly appreciated!
|1st January 2013, 04:48 PM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2003
The diodes are used to clamp spikes on the drains of the FETs. When the spike exceeds the zener voltage plus the forward voltage of the 1N4148 plus the threshold voltage of the FET, the FET switches on to clamp the spike. The problem here is that it's poorly implemented. It fights the pull-down transistor so it doesn't work well. Rockford does it properly and lets the diode array drive the base of the drivers where the diodes only have to fight the pull-down resistor on the driver IC.
Post a photo of the driver board and I'll see if I have anything close.
|16th September 2013, 10:24 AM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2013
Hy,i have a hifonics gx4000d and the driver board for the output fet's just broke,and there are two 8 pin ic's that have no serial number.Could anyone help me?Thanks!
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Idle current Hifonics XX-Colossus-II.||WoutRam||Car Audio||2||21st November 2011 09:45 PM|
|Hifonics XX-Colossus-II power supply||WoutRam||Car Audio||1||18th November 2011 09:53 PM|
|hifonics colossus xx||mike49504||Car Audio||7||29th November 2008 12:15 AM|
|hifonics colossus amp||mike49504||Car Audio||1||7th June 2007 08:40 PM|
|colossus xx||mike49504||Car Audio||10||6th November 2006 11:28 PM|
|New To Site?||Need Help?|