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Adafruit Mono 2.5W Class D Audio Amplifier - PAM8302

SKU: ADA2130

$5.77 AUD, inc GST
$5.25 AUD, exc GST

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Adafruit Mono 2.5W Class D Audio Amplifier - PAM8302
5.77 AUD

SKU: ADA2130

$5.77 AUD, inc GST
$5.25 AUD, exc GST
1 reviews 0 5 5

This super small mono amplifier is surprisingly powerful - able to deliver up to 2.5 Watts into 4-8 ohm impedance speakers. Inside the miniature chip is a class D controller, able to run from 2.0V-5.5VDC. Since the amp is a class D, its very efficient (over 90% efficient when driving an 8Ω speaker at over half a Watt) - making it perfect for portable and battery-powered projects. It has built in thermal and over-current protection but Adafruit could barely tell it got hot. There's even a volume trim pot so you can adjust the volume on the board down from the default 24dB gain. This board is a welcome upgrade to basic "LM386" amps!

The A+ and A- inputs of the amplifier go through 1.0uF capacitors, so they are fully 'differential' - if you don't have differential outputs, simply tie the Audio- pin  to ground. The output is "Bridge Tied" - that means the output pins connect directly to the speaker pins, no connection to ground. The output is a high frequency 250KHz square wave PWM that is then 'averaged out' by the speaker coil - the high frequencies are not heard. All the above means that you can't connect the output into another amplifier, it should drive the speakers directly.

Comes with a fully assembled and tested breakout board. They also include header to plug it into a breadboard and a 3.5mm screw-terminal blocks so you can easily attach/detach your speaker. You will be ready to rock in 15 minutes! Speaker is not included, use any 4 ohm or greater impedance speaker.

  • Output Power: 2.5W at 4Ω, 10% THD, 1.5W at 8Ω, 10% THD, with 5.5V Supply
  • 50dB PSRR at 1KHz
  • Filterless design, with ferrite bead + capacitors on output.
  • Fixed 24dB gain, onboard trim potentiometer for adjusting input volume.
  • Thermal and short-circuit/over-current protection
  • Low current draw: 4mA quiescent and 1uA in shutdown mode


Technical Details

Dimensions (without 0.1" header):

  • 15mm x 24mm x 2mm / 0.6" x 0.9" x 0.08"
  • Weight: 1.4g

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Documentation and Resources:
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  • The idea for this project came when a friend of mine flew over from Western Australia to visit, and during his stopover in Adelaide, he did what any adult would do; visit the airport novelty store and buy some random stuff. It was pretty much all junk, except for this big green dome button which played a different, comic voice saying ‘YES’ every time you pressed it. Simple, but, it entertained us on the drive from Syd...

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  1. Review by Jon verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Does exactly what it says on the tin. Easy to use. (Posted on 5/10/2017)

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