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Old 26th February 2003, 04:20 PM   #1
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Default MOSFET power follower project

Hi,
Anyone ever did this project?

Any feedback would be highly appreciated.


I can't seem to find those irf350 anywhere, anyone knows any replacements?

Could be good for a triamp system
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Old 26th February 2003, 05:12 PM   #2
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Hi,Anyone ever did this project?

Any feedback would be highly appreciated.
I can't seem to find those irf350 anywhere, anyone knows any replacements?
Could be good for a triamp system
And what MOSFET power follower project
do you mean?
Any special, yours or from some website?

/halo - is not a mind reader - but suspect it has something
to do with a website
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http://sound.westhost.com/project83.htm


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anyone knows if one of those would work? they are all hexfet
(and I have many of them at home)
IRF540
IRF640
IRF740
IRF840

they have similar caracteristics as the irfp350 that I need

(I think the irf740 would be the closest one)
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Old 27th February 2003, 01:14 AM   #5
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The lower the current rating of the fet, for the same current the further up the transfer curve you work it where it is more linear, away from the bottom where it is a big curve. The curvy part means distortion. Monster size fets runnning at low current make more distortion.

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Thx Circlotron for the info.

Well originaly the design is with a IRFP350, wich is
Vdss 400v
Rds 0.3 ohm
Ids 16 amps

the IRF740 is
Vdss 400v
Rds 0.55 ohm
Ids 10 amps
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Since Vdss is not an issue I'd rather go with 640 or even 540, which have higher current ratings.
Other choiches can be IRFP150, 240, 250, etc, commonly used in similar projects (the former is used in Ciuffoli's Power Follower).

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Anyone has any ideas how much power can Ciuffoli's Power Follower output on 8 ohm?
and ayone knows how good are power followers of this kind when the output impedance is 4 or 6 ohm?
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Anyone has any ideas how much power can Ciuffoli's Power Follower output on 8 ohm?
and ayone knows how good are power followers of this kind when the output impedance is 4 or 6 ohm?
It will depend from rail voltage and bias current.
It will work well into 4 or 6 ohm but you need to feed more current accordingly.

Here is an approximate calculation for different loads
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Old 28th February 2003, 05:26 PM   #10
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Power follower type has a low distortion figure. Anyhow, many high-end builders do not appreciate this type of amplifier. The reason is that the overall sound is “dull”. An argumentation to defend this design might be (from my opinion) that this amplifier doesn’t color the sound. It just “passes” the signal from the source. So, you must be very careful in choosing your pre-amp. I guest a bipolar design like Bride Of DOZ will do a great job.
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