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Old 12th February 2009, 09:15 PM   #11
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Oh ! I forgot to say....
The numbers of components are diferent from original Elektor article - September/1995 issue - but not the circuit. In orange color there are the modifications from Elektor - April/2001-pg.58 "Crescendo Millenium Edition" issue. Not valid to R20 and R21 on "my" circuit because it not uses IGBT as output transistors.
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Hi Eddelarue,

As I can see you are using the schematic of the IGBT amp and not from the Hexfet amp am I right?
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Old 13th February 2009, 10:10 AM   #13
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Hi Eddelarue,

As I can see you are using the schematic of the IGBT amp and not from the Hexfet amp am I right?
Hi meanman1964 ,

Yes, you are rigth.

This configuration works very well too.
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Is the output wattage the same as the IGBT?The IGBT has 90Watts how much is your version?

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Old 13th February 2009, 11:02 AM   #15
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Is the output wattage the same as the IGBT?The IGBT has 90Watts how much is your version?

Patrick
This version is the same as the original Elektor - september/1995 issue. I just modified the output transistors. I use power mosfets - IRFP240 and IRFP9240. For this application, they differ from original IGBTs basically on maximum drain current of Pchannel device (GT20D201=20A and IRFP9240=12A ) and the maximum power dissipation (GTs=200W and IRFs=150W ). I believe that IRFs works as the same in this amplifier as IGBTs works without losses. If you want, you may use two pairs os this mosfets in paralleled mode. I didnīt this yet.
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Did you make your own PCB and can you make a layout of this board for two output pairs?
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Old 13th February 2009, 12:22 PM   #17
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Did you make your own PCB and can you make a layout of this board for two output pairs?
No. Some years ago I made the pcb from original article ( that uses IGBT ). Do you have it ?
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I do have the original layout on Elector cd but never made PCB's myself maybe there is someone who can redraw the layout for use of two pair of output fets
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Old 14th February 2009, 07:33 PM   #19
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this scheme does not need the Zener diode to protect the gate of the fet?

how this protection to avoid damaging the gate of the fet ?.
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Did you use the IRFP240 and IRFP9140 fets aswell?
Well i only did the changes i mentioned. I use the original hexfets. It works just fine, with no problems, for almost a year now. If you get the parts right it has no reason to oscillate.

Interesting mods EDDELARUE. Although i prefer to stick with the original design using IRF540 and IRF9540. I cannot afford to upgrade my PSU.

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this scheme does not need the Zener diode to protect the gate of the fet?
how this protection to avoid damaging the gate of the fet ?.
I don't think that a Zener diode is necessary. I'm afraid that it may degrade sound quality, but I'm not sure.
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