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    Stereo 3.7W Class D Audio Amplifier - MAX98306

    SKU: ADA987

    $15.00 AUD, inc GST

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    Stereo 3.7W Class D Audio Amplifier - MAX98306
    15 AUD

    SKU: ADA987

    $15.00 AUD, inc GST
    2 reviews 0 5 5
    66 units ship in 4 to 7 days (delivered by Mon, 6th of Mar)
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    This incredibly small stereo amplifier is surprisingly powerful - able to deliver 2 x 3.7W channels into 3 ohm impedance speakers. Inside the miniature chip is a class D controller, able to run from 2.7V-5.5VDC. Since the amp is a class D, its incredibly efficient (over 90% efficient when driving an 8Ω speaker at over 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. This board is a welcome upgrade to basic "LM386" amps!

    The inputs of the amplifier go through 1.0uF capacitors, so they are fully 'differential' - if you don't have differential outputs, simply tie the R- and L- to ground. The outputs are "Bridge Tied" - that means they connect directly to the outputs, no connection to ground. The output is a 360KHz 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 with 1.0uF input capacitors. They also include header to plug it into a breadboard, 3.5mm screw-terminal blocks so you can easily attach/detach your speakers, and a 2x4 header + jumper to change the amplifier gain on the fly. You will be ready to rock in 15 minutes! Speakers are not included, use any 3ohm or greater impedance speakers.
     

    • Output Power: 3.7W at 3Ω, 10% THD, 1.7W at 8Ω, 10% THD, with 5V Supply
    • Passes EMI limit unfiltered with up to 12 inches (30 cm) of speaker cable
    • High 83dB PSRR at 217Hz
    • Spread-Spectrum Modulation and Active Emissions Limiting
    • Five pin-selectable gains: 6dB, 9dB, 12dB, 15dB and 18dB. Select with a jumper or by setting the G and G' breakout pins (see schematic for breakout board showing gain pin settings for details)
    • Excellent click-and-pop suppression
    • Thermal and short-circuit/over-current protection
    • Low current draw: 2mA quiescent and 10uA in shutdown mode

    Technical Details

    Datasheet, schematic, and Fritzing library available in the product tutorial

    Dimensions (without 0.1" header):

    • Length:28.25mm/1.11in
    • Width:24.15mm/0.95in
    • Height:3.03mm/0.12in
    • Weight:2.33g

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    Customer Reviews

    1. Review by Guy verified purchaser
      Rating
      100

      Not very loud but very good quality. (Posted on 5/11/2016)

    2. Review by Andrew - great amp verified purchaser
      Rating
      100

      Great amp. Big level no noise at all
      But with price at 2x adafruit direct and postage at nearly $10 makes it difficult to recommend buying from here - sorry, you cost too much! (Posted on 1/03/2014)

    We deliver Australia-wide with these options:

    • $3 for Small Items (4-6 days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
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    • $8.32 for Express Post (1-2 days, tracked)
    • Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region

    If you order lots of gear, the postage amount might increment based on the weight of your order.

    Our physical address:

    Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
    Adamstown
    NSW, 2289
    Australia

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