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Old 25th August 2003, 03:24 PM   #1
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fter building Many Amps From Here and the Net I decided to make my own DesignCalled (Sound Boy) My First One!
it is a made from ideas from various shemetics from the net
reson being I have no money to buy recomended books
to teach me to design as they are very costly here
were I leave (South Africa) R1000.00

I can build Circuits, Make my own PCB's Throubleshoot a bit
but I don't Understand how Amps Work I have read a couple of articles from the net on Amp designing, and none explain it very nicely! so if you know of a site that would help please let me know!

so I decided to take different Ideas from various schemetic
digrams and put them together to make my own amplifier

so after doing this I simulated it (in ISIS LIte) and cahged some
values and I got it to Work !

I have not built the circuit I only simulated it
The components used in this ciruit are componets I have
in my junk box! and I am willing to substitute them!
I need to know if the values I have for componets are the
right ones!

I'd also Apreciate info on how to better my design

How much power would it deliver
Continious into 4 & 8 Ohm?
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Old 26th August 2003, 12:26 AM   #2
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i've looked on the schematic and i think theres no reason that the circuit wout work (i didnt check the resistors/caps values thow).

i found only one problem :
u chouse tip2955/tip3055 output transistors , the rated Vceo is 60V , that means that your psu's rail voltage should be less then 30 - worst case , most amps got higher rail voltages , it might work on the simulation but in real life if your psu voltage is higher then +-30V the amp is dead
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Old 26th August 2003, 06:44 AM   #3
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Agree with sss. Change the output devices. TIP35C/36C, od BD249C/250C would be better.

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Old 26th August 2003, 07:01 AM   #4
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Hi Marvellous

On the whole books in SA are very expensive. However, kalahari is not too bad. I picked up Doug Self's latest for about R350, which is pretty good. In fact I have found that Kalahari is normally a cheaper source for CD's as well.

Heres the link:

http://www.kalahari.net

PS: If you register they will e-mail specials to you such as their current 20% off DVD and video sale and send you the occasional R50 gift voucher?

Cheers,
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Old 26th August 2003, 08:23 AM   #5
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With +/- 35V supply rails (and good transistors) the amp will be able to deliver 150W RMS into 4 ohms; and 75W RMS into 8 ohm.


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Old 26th August 2003, 09:17 AM   #6
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tHANKS Every body

sss Thanx for pointing that out!
I confused VCBO (100) with VCEO(60)

sajti Thanx I have changed outputs to Tip35c & 36c

thanks Stuart for the link will go & see

hugobross how did you calculate the output power?

I have updated the schemetic Any Faults?
What is the maximum Voltage this amp can take?
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Old 26th August 2003, 09:45 AM   #7
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The CFP in the output stage is extremely difficult to handle. Probably you get in trouble with your DC bias. I would not use a BC549/550. And maybe your output stage will oscillate (so as many others and my also at the beginning) Search the tread. It's easier to use a (triple) darlington stage as output. Much easier!
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Old 26th August 2003, 10:48 AM   #8
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Marvellous,

be careful with the output devices only the "B", or "C" version is OK. The B can handle 80V, the "C" can handle 100V.
If You can get MJ15022/23/24/25, or MJ15003/4, they are also fine for this application.
I agree with bocka, to change the bias regulator from BC549, to BD139, and put this transistor to the heatsink to avoid thermal runaway.
But I think there will be no problem with the DC bias, and I think it's not difficult to use.

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Old 26th August 2003, 11:12 AM   #9
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If you're mounting the BD139/140 together with the Vbe multiplier and the output devices to a large heatsink, you get only a weak coupling of the junction temperature back to the Vbe multiplier stage. This comes from the high BD139 thermal resistance to case. If you are using an infinite heatsink (and a large heatsink is nearly infinite to the SOT126 devices) there is no information (no feed back path) about the actual temperature of the driver. And the output current is very dependant from the Vbe of the driver. Large emitter resistors on the output bjts will help.
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Quote:
Originally posted by sajti
Marvellous,

be careful with the output devices only the "B", or "C" version is OK. The B can handle 80V, the "C" can handle 100V.
If You can get MJ15022/23/24/25, or MJ15003/4, they are also fine for this application.
Sajti
agreed ,the same with tip35/36 !!!!!!

mj15003/4 and mj15022./.23.. are high power transistors ,dont put them instead of tip31/32 ,those can (and should be!!) be lower power transistors!!!!
i'll reccomend u to use mj15003/4 as output transistors (instead of tip35/36)
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