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|28th September 2006, 03:18 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2004
hi can i bridges two set of tda2030 already bridges to have 28w of power ? Like that i will double the power out....
|28th September 2006, 09:05 PM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2005
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ST TDA20xx series Audio Amplifier chips
May I suggest you forget about using the old TDA2030 / TDA2030A.
Even TDA2040 is a step up in audio quality.
But I really recommend you have a look at TDA2050,
if you want to use budget price amplifier chips from STMicroelectronics http://www.st.com/
TDA2030 - 14 watt, TDA2040 - 20 watt, TDA2050 - 32 watt
They can all be used with 4 ohm loudspeakers.
So without any bridging you will get more than 2x more power out of TDA2050.
Max supply voltage for TDA2050 is +25 -25 VDC.
Test data in PDF datasheet is using supply +22 -22 VDC.
Take this as a VERY good hint what is about you should use!
More info and good advices also at http://gainclone.com/
which is a dedicated and good forum for Chip Amp builders.
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|29th September 2006, 07:54 AM||#3|
Join Date: Sep 2002
If that is the ONLY chip you have available, then yes.
2030 is a cheap (<25cents) chip and is a good chip for beginners to build. My first halfway decent chipamp was built using inspiration from this very site, and I built an inverted 2030 bridge amp, to get a good 20-watt amp at throwaway prices.
Since then I've used that experience to build other things.
But yes, it doesn't sound that great, really. The bass is very thin, and the chips run very hot.
You may not even get real ones anymore, they're all probably fakes or remarked chips...
For such a cheap chip, I wouldn't bother using a bridging circuit, just a single resistor to bridge the amps. Works well enough for that level of amp.
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