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Old 7th March 2005, 08:00 PM   #1
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Default Stw60n10-amplifier ???

Can this transistor be used in Amplifiers and any idea how?
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I have about 20 pcs.Check data sheet attached.

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Old 7th March 2005, 08:42 PM   #2
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Old 7th March 2005, 08:51 PM   #3
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You need to check the safe operating area (SOA) curve to be sure. It's probably fine for use in a 100W or so amp. You will be limited to 50V rails.
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Old 7th March 2005, 09:13 PM   #4
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Default Schematic???

You mean 100w on 4 ohm with two of these?

Any schematic--Please...
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Old 7th March 2005, 09:40 PM   #5
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Default Schematic needed

I doubt you would find complimentary FETS to match so you will probably need to use a quasi-complimentary class A/B amplifier cct.

Feel free to check out my cct under the thread "Power Amp Under Development".

One pair (one FET per rail) of the 200 watt version would give you at least 100 watts of music into 4 ohms using rails of around 45 volts. Caution though, prolonged sine wave at full power will probably destroy it.

As richie00boy suggested I would not go above 50v, I personally would not go above 47v. This means that you can use 50v capacitors in your power supply and these are fairly cheap when compared to 80v+ ones.

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Default schematic???

Can you give me a schematic,please??
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Old 8th March 2005, 07:06 AM   #7
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Did you not read quasi's post, particularly the second paragraph?

You have to be prepared to help yourself a little, why should we spend our time spoonfeeding people. If it looks like you have made some effort researching then we will be more than happy to help out

Lars Clausen has also posted an n-channel design, but there seems to be some loose ends on that one. A search for "Zeta" will get you all the info you need on that one.

You might also like to search for "MOSFET Citation 12" as somebody posted a design based on this with boards and everything. Looked really nice.
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OK,

i see a lot of schematics here for mosfet's but I want to know if this FET is usable in this schematic's and which one?

Also,

Long time ago I built MOS amplifier but it did not work well.I basically removed bipolar transistors from output and replaced with this mosfet's.(2X BC546 input,TIP31 and 32 drivers,+/- 45V,
2X Mosfets-one per rail)

I experienced strange problem:

-When I feed amp with input signal everything worked until one point and then one of the rail mosfets start sucking a lot current and gets overheated.I turned amp off,restarted and everything was fine.I repeated same action and same thing happend.

Does anybody could explain what is problem?

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Old 9th March 2005, 08:59 AM   #9
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You can change many amps that use transistors in the output stage to use mosfets. But, and it is a big but, you need to make some changes.

1. You need to change resistors in the Vbe multiplier (T8 in my cct) to correctly turn on and track the output FETS. When the FETs get warm the Vbe multiplier must sense this and reduce the bias drive. This is probably not happening with your modifications i.e. the current increases when the FETS get warm and you are experiencing good old "thermal runaway".

2. You need to change the driver stage from a current drive to a voltage drive. The simplest way to do this is to drive into a resistor that connects to the gate & source lead of the FET. This is how you apply the gate to source voltage to turn the FET on. If you do not do this you will not be able to control the FET correctly. On my cct these are the two 220 ohm resistors on T9 and T10.

3. Because FETS are generally faster you may need other circuit modifications to prevent oscillations.

Your FETS can be used instead of the IRFP450's but remember you must limit your rails to under 50v (45 for safety). You can also change T1 and T5 to BC546's as the 2SC1845's are hard to find and expensive. You could change R3 and R16 to 22k to better match your voltage rails beacuse you will not need as much gain. The rest of the cct is fine for your needs. Transistors T6, T7, T9 & T10 must be mounted on a small heatsink as they will dissipate around 3 watts of heat. This can be the same big heatsink as your output FETS. Transistor T8 must be mountd on the same heatsink as the output FETS and as close as possible to them.


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In addition to the points that quasi has raised, I would also add (and I suspect that this could also be your problem) that with MOSFETs you need to use gate stopper resistors of between 100 and 560 ohms (this must be determined empirically) as close to the MOSFET gate terminal as possible. This is because of the gates susceptibility to track inductance; the resistor swamps it out.

Also note that there are two kinds of MOSFETs, lateral and vertical. The IRF and their counterparts mainly for switching are vertical and can be a reasonable replacement for transistors, their pinout (assuming TO220 or TO247 case) is the same. Lateral MOSFETs are often sold as 'audio' MOSFETs because they have more linear Vgs/Ids curve. Their pinout is not compatible with transistors of the same plastic case type.
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