8 Watt Audio Amp


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Here is the schematic for an 8 watt audio amp. This amp can be used as a simple booster, the heart of a more complicated amplifier or used as a guitar amp.

Schematic

Schematic for amp

LM383 Pinout

Pinout for LM383 audio amp IC

Parts

Part
Total Qty.
Description
Substitutions
C1110uf Electrolytic Capacitor
C21470uf Electrolytic Capacitor
C310.1uF Disc Capacitor
C412000uf Electrolytic Capacitor2200uF
R112.2 Ohm ResistorAnything Within 10%
R21220 Ohm ResistorAnything Within 10%
IC11LM383 8 Watt Amp ICECG1232, TDA2002

Notes

  1. IC1 MUST be installed on a heat sink.
  2. C3 is for filtering and to prevent oscillation and should not be omitted.
  3. The circuit can be built on a perf board, universal solder board or PC board, the PC board is preferred. I built the circuit on a perf board and had to add a low value inductor at the input to prevent oscillation.
  4. The circuit draws about 880 ma at 12 V.
  5. By swapping the values of R1 and R3, you can turn this amplifier into a guitar amp with no preamp required.
  6. If you can't find 2000uF, then replace C4 with a 2200uF unit.
  7. If you add a 0.2uF capaciitor in series with a 1 ohm resistor to the output you can prevent oscillation of the circuit under certain conditions.
  8. Thanks to James Maloway for redrawing the schematic. The mew image is much easier to read then the old one.

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jayson baluyot
8 Watt Audio Amp
Monday, September 01, 2014 10:15:00 PM
Hi, i'm a new student i'd really like to try this circuit ,but is this circuit really work?
anonymous
8 Watt Audio Amp
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 9:26:47 AM
how does it work? I mean its function...
mark
8 Watt Audio Amp
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 9:27:21 PM
i am only a high school student.. but i really like electronics. that's why i wnt to make this 8 watts audio amp.. can u send me the schematic diagram and the PCB Layout of this.. inorder for me to make it easily..
anonymous
8 Watt Audio Amp
Saturday, March 17, 2012 2:19:32 PM
i built this amp. . But it produces high howling noise. . Though there is a little signal is there. . Iam new to electronics. And i cant solve this problem. . Pls help me. .
juliud c, horfilla
8 Watt Audio Amp
Thursday, January 12, 2012 4:15:07 PM
12volts is the exact powersupply for that audio amplifier.
freddie butch despi
8 Watt Audio Amp
Thursday, January 05, 2012 10:34:20 PM
what is the appropriate power supply to be used o that amplifier?
julius c.horfilla BSIE TRADE SCHOOL.MJ CUENCO AVE,CEBU CITY PHILS.
8 Watt Audio Amp
Monday, October 24, 2011 7:14:32 PM
i assembled that LM383 8WATTS power amplifier it's a heavy duty and excellent amplifier. in cebu we used audio booster for more power output of that lm383 power amplifier.also connect a tone control bass/treble circuit for best results.
anonymous jhun
8 Watt Audio Amp
Saturday, May 15, 2010 8:13:09 PM
very wrong pin configuration. according to the datasheet of the said IC pin-5 is the output but on the schematic diagram pin-8 is the output & pin1 and pin2 is the non inverted and inverted input. please correct the diagram.
anonymous
8 Watt Audio Amp
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 2:58:46 PM
The circuit diagram clearly shows 'R3' and the text refers to 'R3', yet there are only 2 resistors in the component list. (The component list appears to be correct in this). :)
Paul
8 Watt Audio Amp
Monday, October 26, 2009 3:22:55 AM
LM383 datasheet found at national.com Condenser mic's are microphones that convert mechanical vibration to electrical signals via vibrating charged parallel plates (condenser -> capacitor). The mic needs biasing because the plates have to have a charge maintained for the thing to function.
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