Discrete Class AB Transistor Audio Power Amplifier Circuit Diagram
This is a class AB transistor power amplifier. It is a simple amplifier to build, uses standard parts and is stable and reliable. The entire circuit utilizes commonly available components and may be simply built over a general-purpose board. But this amplifier has very good sound quality.
There are eleven transistors, including four in the output stage. Q1 and Q2 transistor must be between 3 and 5 amperes power transistors. Q4 and Q5 must be between 100mA and 500mA driver transistors. Other transistors are 10mA small driver transistors. Q1, Q4 and Q2, Q5 are complementary pairs, they make complementary darlington pairs.
|Q6, Q7, Q8, Q9, Q10
|4Ω 20W SPEAKER
Power output of the amplifier
|Supply voltage (Vs)
|Speaker impedance (R)
|Peak to peak voltage (Vpp)
|= 20-2 =18V
|Maximum output (Pmax)
10W is much enough for the day today home usage.
Amplification of this amplifier (A)
Volume control can add to the circuit by connecting a 10KΩ POT in series to the input of the amplifier.
Q1 and Q2 must be kept sufficiently cool, so it is mounted on a suitable heat sink. If you used single heat sink please use insulation between transistors and heat sink.
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