diyAudio (
-   Chip Amps (
-   -   LM 3886 18v at output (

nickalpha 16th November 2019 09:32 PM

LM 3886 18v at output
i am having a serious problem my gainclone amp is outputting 18 volts measured from pin 3 and pin 7 (ground) what is it i am doing wrong

6L6 16th November 2019 09:48 PM

Post some well-lit, in-focus photos of your build and the exact schematic you are using. :)

adason 16th November 2019 09:52 PM

3886 is robust chip amp, it has all sorts of protection.
But no protection from wrong wiring.
Post schematics you are following. Post pictures, lots of it, high quality. We may be able to spot something. I have seen people use single supply with no cap on the output...then they wonder why it does not work.

edbarx 16th November 2019 10:09 PM

I will soon build two amplifier channels using this chip when my order arrives home. The PCBs have been made quite neatly using the acetone toner transfer method and a solution of hydrogen peroxide plus muriatic acid as etchant. The remaining step is to carefully inspect all the tracks for minute shorts with a magnefying glass. After that, I will check that the PCBs comform with the chip's pinouts. Misplaced schematics in the internet are not an impossibility.

nickalpha 16th November 2019 10:21 PM

1 Attachment(s)
I am using the data sheet schematics on perfboard

Mark Tillotson 17th November 2019 12:39 AM

Have you measured the voltage rails? Voltage on the feedback resistor?

nickalpha 17th November 2019 01:33 AM

no i did not measure the voltage there i am suing a 20k feedback resistor

nickalpha 17th November 2019 01:38 AM

i measure the voltage across the feedback resistor i got -2.5 mV

Mark Whitney 17th November 2019 08:32 AM

Without photos it is going to be very difficult to workout what you have done wrong.

nickalpha 17th November 2019 11:50 PM

Hey Guys thanks very much for your replies. i finally figure it was my PSU the bridge was wrong give 33 and -8 so i replace the bridge and it work!!!!!
i fried one of my chips though lol

All times are GMT. The time now is 07:39 AM.

Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 17.65%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2020 diyAudio