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Hi, I have amp which burned the output mosfet ( I don’t have diagram) only some ideas , anyway , if I put new mosfets, they will burn with fuses . Please take a look at the pictures, maybe you have more experience then me , thanks
Thank you for reply , yes , you are right, I have tried to find out the schematic ( but no luck , it is German horn speaker amp . Advantage Acoustic, Also I have checked both translations bc550 and bc560 , they works
The centre transistor near the pot is missing from your diagram - that circuit sets the bias "standing current" in the output stage and if anything around there is faulty it could cause a very high bias current through the power stage and cook things...
Through-PCB view here:
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I've not managed to find a proper schematic yet - but more info and photos in this thread:
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Interestingly, not all the photos show the centre transistor fitted? I wonder if it is under the PCB rather than fitted to the heatsink.
I'd be tempted to run the amp with a large resistor (or filament lamp) in series with each power connection, so it cannot draw enough current to damage thing but has stable voltages so you can take measurements.
Thank you for info , the missing transistor is bc550 ( I checked it , good. also i have checked resistor and film capacitor) I inspected board on some shorted ( i did not find any )
I have tied to find a schematic , - no luck
When I remove ic 5534 from the board and remove fuses ( I was able to adjust voltage on the gates ( but it was high (4,5V on IRF 640 and 4.7 V on irf 9450 but when I put ic 5534 back to board ---4,7 and 11V
so I put another chip 5534 - no luck
The board does not have any elements on another side .
Question , Could transistors bc550 and bc560 are very close ? or should I make mosfets match
remove the FETS, and connect a 50k resistor from the positive side gate resistor to the positive side source resistor, and likewise for the negative side. this will provide a feedback path so the amp doesn't latch to a rail during testing. turn on the amp and measure the voltage between the positive side gate connection and the negative side gate connection. you should have between 4 and 8 volts across the gate connections. more than that, and the output devices will draw too much current. with the voltmeter still connected operate the potentiometer and insure the voltage changes, and you should be able to turn it down to 2V or so
with the 50k resistors in circuit, you should be able to feed in a signal, and get some signal appearing on the output (do not connect a load to the amp) if everything else is working ok.