Author Topic: Its big! Car audio amplifier...  (Read 34500 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline diyaudio

  • Frequent Contributor
  • **
  • Posts: 676
  • Country: za
Re: Its big! Car audio amplifier...
« Reply #125 on: September 26, 2014, 08:55:22 pm »

Interesting amplifier, car audio is no longer a popular sport like it used to back in the days, this is not a typical everyday amplifier. (im to old to find value in justifying putting a amplifier like this in an everyday vehicle.

The power electronics section is the most interesting to me, those six toroidal cores are wired in series approximately 25 volts each capable of at least 30 amps easily through each winding, the small core looks like a LC filter to suppress large AC ripples on the 14.4 DC bus front end as a result of a massive currents involved during loud playback.

The amplifier section is nothing innovative in terms of today's standards, its just a class-d amplifier probably a clocked modulator. majority this amplifier is made up of a DC TO DC converter with massive heat-sinking surface area.   
« Last Edit: September 26, 2014, 09:02:11 pm by diyaudio »

Online NiHaoMike

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 6109
  • Country: us
  • "Don't turn it on - Take it apart!"
    • Facebook Page
Re: Its big! Car audio amplifier...
« Reply #126 on: September 26, 2014, 10:12:58 pm »
The insides look just like a power inverter... Because that's what it is...

A lot of cost can be cut out (and efficiency improved!) by using a common 120/240V generator run direct off the engine, then just rectifying that and driving an IGBT power stage direct off the HVDC bus.
Cryptocurrency has taught me to love math and at the same time be baffled by it.

Cryptocurrency lesson 0: Altcoins and Bitcoin are not the same thing.

Offline AmmoJammo

  • Frequent Contributor
  • **
  • Posts: 787
  • Country: 00
Re: Its big! Car audio amplifier...
« Reply #127 on: October 10, 2014, 09:00:34 pm »
Here's another high powered amplifier I'm meant to be fixing... hmm...

I'm trying to source a replacement transformer... but failing that, what would you do?

Online T3sl4co1l

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 15069
  • Country: us
  • Expert, Analog Electronics, PCB Layout, EMC
    • Seven Transistor Labs
Re: Its big! Car audio amplifier...
« Reply #128 on: October 10, 2014, 10:31:05 pm »
Niiice... ::)  At least it was obvious enough...maybe.

Easy enough to desolder (actually, desoldering that pile of wire called a transformer is probably the hardest thing..), take off the windings and find the burnt spot.  Apply tape (preferably mylar or kapton) and put it back together.

Seven Transistor Labs, LLC
Electronic design, from concept to prototype.
Bringing a project to life?  Send me a message!

Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo