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Old 29th December 2008, 08:42 PM   #1
silvainmagus is offline silvainmagus  United States
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Default Hello from mid-west USA

Hi all on the forum, have looked around the forum some. Have liked what I've seen so far.

About me, I have some electronics back ground, 7 years at hybrid manufacturing facility as a tech, then seven years as a production technician at a TV factory. Recently had gotten away from the electronics scene, but now I am back again building some circuits at home.

My latest project is a low power portable electric guitar amplifier. Have made some decent progress with building the circuit on a breadboard. The idle current with no signal is a bit less than 10mA. Max current with audio input is around 70mA. Am powering with 6 AA batteries so far. Changing current into audio, have a speaker about 2 inch. out of a busted speaker cabinet, you know what happens when those cheap plastic things fall off your TV . Being the pack-rat that I am, such items get saved for future projects of course.

So now am getting ready for the hard part, transfer of parts onto a perf-board. I spotted that a diode in my bias divider was not a regular diode, it was a zener-diode. So now am going to have to check into what differences this makes on my voltage drops.

Have any of you, ever had parts get mixed up in projects before ?
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Old 30th December 2008, 04:15 PM   #2
Cal Weldon is offline Cal Weldon  Canada
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Hello and welcome to the forums. I think we all have had a few mix ups over the years.
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Old 30th December 2008, 07:06 PM   #3
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It is tradition in all of my circuits to reverse a diode or capacitor. Caps are spectacular when reversed....

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Old 1st January 2009, 09:03 AM   #4
silvainmagus is offline silvainmagus  United States
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Smile Thanks for the welcome and update

Thanks for the welcome.
Got my gain circuit installed now on the breadboard, sweet. Check my video out, if you want to see & hear it.

YouTube video demo of amp on breadboard
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