10W audio amp?

ok, so i want to get this one audio amp to work, but i can't seem to figure out how to wire it! the first picture is a schematic, and i have NO idea what the connections are, 1, 2, and 3 the second is a picture of the amplifier chip

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westfw8 years ago
  • (1) is the signal input.
  • (2) is the power supply positive voltage.
  • (3) is signal and power "ground."
  • Rx/Cx prevents high-frequency oscillation
There's more info in the TDA2003 datasheet, including a PCB layout. If you haven't seen it.
Sandisk1duo (author)  westfw8 years ago
Thanks! i've seen that datasheet, but i couldn't make sense of the schematic I do not make pcbs, i just solder the components to each other and to the chip, looks bad, but it works!
Use a heat-sink, if you're aiming for 10 watts...

From the datasheet, looks like you need a 2 ohm load for 10W output. Use several speakers in parallel (four 8 ohm speakers == 2 ohms.)
or 2x 4 ohm speaker in parallel
bumpus8 years ago
Well, you could skip all the confusing parts, and buy mine
Sandisk1duo (author)  bumpus8 years ago
ya, $85 for yours, or i can make my own for free
Mm, it would seem to be a toss up... :D