Friday, October 16, 2009

Power Amplifier with Power IC STK40xx series

Here the famous power audio amplifier based power IC STK40xx series. This is very simple circuit because only need several external component to support the power IC. You need heatsink to prevent overheating on the IC and proper power supply to make the best result.

Schematic Diagram:
Power Amplifier with Power IC STK40xx series

Component Part list

R1-4 =1Kohm
R2= 33Kohm
R5= 0.22ohm 5W
R6=10ohm 2W
R7= 6,8ohm 2W
R11= 680ohm
C1=560 pF 100V ceramic or mylar
C2-7 =1 uF 63V MKT

C3-12 =220 uF 63V
C4-5-10 =100 pF
C6-9 =47uF 63V
C8 =100 nF 100V MKT
C11 =1 nF 100V MKT
C13 =100 uF 25V
C14=10pF 100V ceramic or mylar
L1 =3μH [15 turns of 1mm around R6]
100V ceramic or mylar
F1-2 =2A Fuse fast

STK40xx power amplifier IC:
STK 4036 > Supply: ±35V - ±53,5V; Power (8R load): 50W
STK 4038 > Supply: ±40V - ±58V; Power (8R load): 60W
STK 4040 > Supply: ±43V - ±63V; Power (8R load): 70W
STK 4042 > Supply: ±46V - ±67V; Power (8R load): 80W
STK 4044 > Supply: ±51V - ±74V ; Power (8R load): 100V


About Audio Amplifier
An audio amplifier is an electronic amplifier that amplifies low-power audio signals (signals composed primarily of frequencies between 20 - 20 000 Hz, the human range of hearing) to a level suitable for driving loudspeakers and is the final stage in a typical audio playback chain.

The preceding stages in such a chain are low power audio amplifiers which perform tasks like pre-amplification, equalization, tone control, mixing/effects, or audio sources like record players, CD players, and cassette players. Most audio amplifiers require these low-level inputs to adhere to line levels.

While the input signal to an audio amplifier may measure only a few hundred microwatts, its output may be tens, hundreds, or thousands of watts. More explanation about power audio amplifier can be found at

This is a video tutorial about how to a very simple audio amplifier based on the LM386 amplifier chip. It can be built for less than $20 (or might be less than $8 in some countries) and used to amplify any low level audio signal including a guitar, bass or mp3 player.

Watch the video:

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