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Offline AmmoJammo

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Its big! Car audio amplifier...
« on: October 27, 2013, 07:38:09 pm »




 

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Re: Its big! Car audio amplifier...
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2013, 07:42:08 pm »
Because it's important the people on the other side of the six lane motorway can hear your taste in music as they go past.
 

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Re: Its big! Car audio amplifier...
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2013, 07:44:22 pm »
So that is where that month's production of Lelon capacitors went..... I was wondering who bought the batch.

Should only take about a week to change them all when they die.
 

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Re: Its big! Car audio amplifier...
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2013, 07:47:55 pm »
Because it's important the people on the other side of the six lane motorway can hear your taste in music as they go past.

The worst part is that once you've gone deaf, you don't even need to maintain a good taste in music. You might as well play an endless loop of a guy farting in your boom wagon, the bystanders are the only ones who have to hear it...

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Re: Its big! Car audio amplifier...
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2013, 07:54:25 pm »
I did once hear a bus coming from 1km away along a busy road. I decided to wait for the next one that was not sound propelled. Back 2 rows of seats were missing, the area being one massive wall of subwoofers. I think the sound system definitely cost more than the 50 year old Leyland bus did.
 

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Re: Its big! Car audio amplifier...
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2013, 08:25:45 pm »
Those caps are 220V, 1000uF. I wonder how many times over it would kill you if you touched that bus while live.
 

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Re: Its big! Car audio amplifier...
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2013, 08:27:06 pm »
Those caps are 220V, 1000uF. I wonder how many times over it would kill you if you touched that bus while live.

And just how much you'd deserve it.
 

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Re: Its big! Car audio amplifier...
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2013, 08:29:22 pm »
+-175 volt rails ;)
 

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Re: Its big! Car audio amplifier...
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2013, 08:36:28 pm »
How fast would it drain the car batteries if you forget to have the engine running?
More than just acoustic pollution to this beast...
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Re: Its big! Car audio amplifier...
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2013, 08:42:14 pm »
Wow, thanks for sharing. Can we bridge them?
 

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Re: Its big! Car audio amplifier...
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2013, 08:49:15 pm »
Those caps are 220V, 1000uF. I wonder how many times over it would kill you if you touched that bus while live.

And just how much you'd deserve it.

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Re: Its big! Car audio amplifier...
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2013, 12:54:16 am »
+-175 volt rails ;)
I guess it started out as a power inverter design? If you could score one of those for cheap (perhaps one with a bad DC/DC), it should be very easy to make it into a VFD for a small air conditioner.
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Re: Its big! Car audio amplifier...
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2013, 01:15:15 am »
+-175 volt rails ;)

Sweet mother of god, why!? :wtf: How many watts does this thing put out? A quick back-of-the-envelope (OK, top-of-the-calculator) calculation gave somewhere between "on fire W" and "molten kW" per speaker...
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Re: Its big! Car audio amplifier...
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2013, 02:04:47 am »
Designed and built by Zenon in Korea. Should do just under 10,000 watts per amp into 1ohm. The first pic was too amps side by side ;)
 

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Re: Its big! Car audio amplifier...
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2013, 02:22:54 am »
That's not an audio amplifier, it's a precision arc welder  :-+
 

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Re: Its big! Car audio amplifier...
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2013, 02:59:26 am »
And yes you can strap two together for 20kw into 2 ohm ;)
 

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Re: Its big! Car audio amplifier...
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2013, 04:09:16 am »
Speaking of arc welder. I remember a guy telling me back in the 90s a few of the amplifier companies used to do just that. To show their amps were stable into fractional ohms (at over 1kW) they would actually use them as arc welders.
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Re: Its big! Car audio amplifier...
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2013, 04:25:42 am »
Speaking of arc welder. I remember a guy telling me back in the 90s a few of the amplifier companies used to do just that. To show their amps were stable into fractional ohms (at over 1kW) they would actually use them as arc welders.

That's insane.  :o
 

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Re: Its big! Car audio amplifier...
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2013, 07:57:32 am »
I remember a guy on Polish electronic forums, who built a 3kW RMS (IIRC) AB-class audio amplifier. He was boiling water in a 50l bucket as a load test :)
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Re: Its big! Car audio amplifier...
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2013, 08:05:43 am »
Sweet mother of god...
god doesnt have a mother. where did you hear that bollock? :scared:
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Re: Its big! Car audio amplifier...
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2013, 08:14:44 am »
Is that 10kW continuous? I don't believe you can do 10kW with just a small cooling fan -- you'd need water cooling to do that.

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Re: Its big! Car audio amplifier...
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2013, 08:24:02 am »
How fast would it drain the car batteries if you forget to have the engine running?
More than just acoustic pollution to this beast...

Math says 2-3min, but probably more like 30 sec due to the battery starting to melt/boil
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Re: Its big! Car audio amplifier...
« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2013, 08:32:44 am »
Battery life would depend entirely on how many batteries you have? :P

These amps weigh in at 28kgs, and are of course class D, so I believe they have enough heatsinking to run fairly continuously ;)
 

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Re: Its big! Car audio amplifier...
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2013, 08:34:05 am »
I am not certain but I thought on the highr power units they required a 24/36v/48v supply opposed to just 12v?
Class D huh?  Looking at the filtering they look like they'd be better as an AM transmitter at 10kw then. ..
« Last Edit: October 28, 2013, 08:35:52 am by peter.mitchell »
 

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Re: Its big! Car audio amplifier...
« Reply #24 on: October 28, 2013, 08:36:31 am »
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Should do just under 10,000 watts per amp into 1ohm

A few others have asked the same question - where the fuck do you get 20kW from in a car with 12V wiring and perhaps a 1kW alternator?

Unless, of course, you plan on towing one of these behind you :)

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I am not certain but I thought on the highr power units they required a 24/36v/48v supply opposed to just 12v?
OK, even at 48V that's over 400A without taking the amp efficiency into account.

But, see above, where do you find 20kW in a car?
« Last Edit: October 28, 2013, 08:39:03 am by grumpydoc »
 


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