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Old 14th August 2004, 10:54 PM   #1
Tim__x is offline Tim__x  Canada
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Question 6*lm3886 Bpa

Here's my idea.
  • Bridged Parallel, 3 IC's an arm. (based on the BPA-200 in the app note)
  • Driving a 4 ohm load. Each arm seeing a 2 ohm load, each IC seeing a 6 ohm load.
  • Running on 30+30 volt rails (unregulated)
  • With DC servo's running on 15+15 volts regulated that will also power the input buffers
  • Each LM3886 running in inverted configuration. (one inverting buffer, one non-inverting)

My math is as follows.


60v-6v(for output dropout) = 54v


13.5amps/3ic's=4.5amps peak per IC. Seems reasonable to me, what do you guys think?

4.5amps(peak per IC)/1.414 ~3.2amps RMS per IC

I haven't done any power dissipation calculations yet, but with 30+30 rails and a 6ohm load I imagine they'll work fine.
Is this doable?
If so, should I make one big PCB or perhaps design one small pcb with just a single LM3886 and a servo on it and make six of them? Either way I'll make the input buffers on a seperate board.

Edit: With a bridged amp is it necessary to connect the main supply caps to ground or just across the rails?
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