Note: Although we no longer produce this retail pack version of this kit, a new and improved mono amplifier kit is available here.
Version 2 of our Mono Amplifier Kit can be used with any personal stereo equipment, including MP3 players.
It uses an LM386 audio amplifier IC which can output 1.25W of power.
The kit is supplied with a pre-built jack cable and a PP3 battery clip and can run off any voltage from 4 to 12 Volts (Absolute Maximum 15V).
- Great value electronic project kit.
- Works with any stereo equipment.
- 2 x Electrolytic Capacitor, 25V, 100uF.
- 1 x Ceramic Capacitor, 50V, 47nF.
- 2 x 10R Resistor.
- 1 x 4K7 Resistor.
- 1 x LM386 Pre-amplifier.
- 1 x PP3 Battery Clip Lead (Heavy Duty).
- 1 x 3.5mm Mono Jack Lead, 50cm length.
- 1 x 8 ohm 66mm Speaker.
- 1 x IC Socket 8 Pin.
- 1 x MP3 Mono Amplifier V2.0.
- PCB Length: 45.5mm.
- PCB Width: 35.5mm.
- Either: 12V wall power unit.
- Or: GP Alkaline PP3 Battery.
- Soldering Iron.
- Wire Cutters.
- Wire Strippers.
- Click here to download the essential information.
- Click here to download the full teaching resources.
- LM386 Datasheet.
- Autodesk Files.
- Cutting Files for our Mono Amp Case.
- Please note if using 2D Design the .dxf file can be opened by using File -> Import.
- The mono amp case cutting data files are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
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- If you live on the UK mainland and don't have any large materials or lithium batteries in your order it will cost £3.95 (£4.74 including VAT) if you spend less than £40 (£48 including VAT).
- If you spend between £40 and £200 (£48 - £240.00 including VAT, excluding large materials or lithium batteries) delivery is free to most locations, £12 (£14.40 including VAT, excluding large materials or lithium batteries) to Northern Ireland and £15 (£18.00 including VAT, excluding large materials or lithium batteries) to UK remote locations. For a list of postcodes that will be charged the remote location rate: remote area list.
- If you spend over £200 (£240.00 including VAT, excluding large materials or lithium batteries) delivery is free within the UK.
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- If you would like to collect your order, or use your own courier then there is an option you can select during checkout. We do not charge a packaging or handling fee for this service, and you will receive an email when your order has been processed, you can collect half an hour after receipt of this email.
- For information about all of the delivery options we offer see full delivery details.
Hi Sophie, Unfortunately we have never tried this amplifier with a fabric speaker. In theory it may work, as this kit is an amplifier kit and would work in a standard project for amplifying an input.
Hi, Unfortunately as this isn’t a kit that we have developed we can’t confirm if this amp kit would be suitable. You would need to find out what amplifier is used in that kit and then find one that is equvilent.
Hi Emily, The easiest way to do this is to connect the power to the following kit, 2112-light-activated-switch then connect the output of this kit to the power of the mono amp kit. This would then mean when it went dark or light (depending on how you connected it) the mono amp would then be on. You could also connect headphones to the amp kit but you would need to ensure impedance rating is 8 ohms or higher.
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