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Car power amplifier circuit using C5100 / A1908

Car amplifier is not very common as a project, because it is usually difficult to build, and expensive. A small error during assembly will result in power amps are not functioning properly. I suggest that you use the PCB for this amplifier. Even so, this circuit is simple to build, compact, relatively inexpensive, and provide a level of performance that will satisfy most of the needs of your car audio.

Car power amplifier circuit using Output Transistor C5100 / A1908. Power Output About 400W RMS at 8 Ohm. Power Supply need 32V DC Asymmetric, For car application you can adding inverter 12VDC symmetic to 32VDC asymmetric.

Car power amplifier circuit using C5100 / A1908
Part List :
R1,R3,R5,R6,R7,R9____1K Ohm 1/2 W
R20,R23_____________10 Ohm 1W
R8,R12______________22KOhm 1/2W
R10,R11_____________3k3 Ohm 1/2W
R13,R14_____________220 Ohm 1W
R16,R17_____________3,3 Ohm 1W
R18,R19_____________0,33 Ohm 5W
C1__________________1uF / 50V
Q1,Q2,Q3_____________ C828
Q4___________________ MJE350
Q5___________________ 2SC3421
Q6___________________ 2SA1358
Q7___________________ C5100
Q8___________________ A1908

Note :There is NO SHORT CIRCUIT PROTECTION on amplifier circuit. The amp is designed to be used within a subwoofer or other speaker enclosure, so this power amp is matched for car subwoofer amplifier. A short circuit on the output signal will destroy the amplifier.The power dissipated is such that great care is needed with transistor mounting and cooler.

4 comments for "Car power amplifier circuit using C5100 / A1908"

  1. I have problems with a DJ Tech visa 160 I need the diagram to correct a voltage problem in the audio outputs. Will there be someone who has it?

  2. To get 400W RMS into 8 ohm needs about 56V RMS. With 32V supplies output is 22V RMS at best which will give just 60W.

  3. As Nick says.
    To achieve 400W into 8 ohms the supply rails need to be at least +- 80V.
    I doubt those devices with 1 per rail would last very long before the smoke escapes.
    Those devices only have a rating of 120V. Would need devices with 200V minimum.