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Old 9th November 2003, 03:29 AM   #1
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Unhappy I think I killed it.

LM3875. Single chip amplifier. +/-38 volt rails, 1000 uF filters. I'm 99.9% sure I got everything right--nothing blew up, and my meter told me all was well.

Still, I hooked up a speaker and--+V rail appears at the output. Whoops.

Does this mean the chip is dead? Or do I just have something wired wrong? It's not a super big deal... it was an ugly hackjob anyway... but from what I'd read, the chips mostly didn't swing one way or the other when they died... This is my first attempt and I don't know if I should just move on or check my connections for a 43rd time...

Thanks all.

(PS - it actually made a pretty neat noise when I turned it on with a load connected... too bad it burned out the speaker in the process. )
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Old 9th November 2003, 05:27 AM   #2
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check your other rail...might be disconnected or your input might be tied somewhere...where it's not suppossed to be~!!!
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Old 9th November 2003, 06:28 AM   #3
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Been there, seen that....

Please explain first your setup to us (inverting igc or non-inverting nigc) + resistor and cap values.
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Old 9th November 2003, 09:23 PM   #4
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Hi Nappylady,
+-38V seems to me a bit too close to the voltage limit of +-42V (datasheet page 3). Could this be the cause of your problem?
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Old 9th November 2003, 09:33 PM   #5
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this happened to me, with my OPA541 amp, turned out, i connected +v and -v the wrong way round on both amps, very confusing diagram (OPA541AM).
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Old 9th November 2003, 10:32 PM   #6
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Default Apparently one of those days :(

Hi!

A friend of mine and I also killed one of the GC yesterday ...

Pitty ...

Still - one picture of the "protoype" that didn't survive the burning in ....
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Old 9th November 2003, 10:40 PM   #7
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But than again - it might be the destiny - 'cause now the chassis will be redesigned a bit ... And also the topology will be changed ...

Hush .. Still a bit sad because of poor LM's that got fried in an unfriendly maner

And another picture ...
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Old 9th November 2003, 10:59 PM   #8
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GC's don't like to be sine-wave tested (although we don't know from your spec if this was what you were up to.)

Further, you really have to pay attention to the heat sink specs, hf oscillation etc. These big op-amps are not quite that simple to implement.
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