MP3 Mono Amplifier V2.0

Stock code: 2154
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Further Information

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Please note: Instructions for using this product (if available) can be found in the product description.
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Q:
Hi, I have just bought this kit for my school as we are looking in to a speaker project. However, I have found that when connected to newer phones, like an iPhone 6s, the static and feedback is terrible. I can't find any solutions for this, can you suggest anything or is this circuit not suitable for some phones?
Asked by: Amy Ogden
A:

Hi Amy, There shouldn’t be any reason why a new phone such as the IPhone 6 gives off more static/feedback through the amplifier, although we are looking into this. To aid us in trying to work out what is causing this if you send a photo of the top and bottom of the circuit board and also the connect onto the speaker to our support email so we can take a look.

Answered by: Michael Lockhart
08-Jul-16


Q:
Hi IM using this kit. I want to include an on/of switch plus an LED to give a visual indication that the power is on/off. When I cut battery clip and put switch only in series it works fine. When I include LED and current limiting resistor the circuit stops working. Any clues?
Asked by: D Rudd
A:

You would need to put the resistor and LED in a parallel circuit with the mono amplifier circuit, similar to what is shown in this document adding-a-power-supply-and-led-to-your-project-kit

Answered by: Michael Lockhart
20-May-16


Q:
Can I have the circuit diagram, please?
Asked by: james
A:
Hi there, That is not a problem the circuit diagram is on page 7 of the essential information document on the link below or at the bottom of the product page. 2165-v3-mono-amplifier-kit-essential-information.pdf
Answered by: Cullen Lewis
13-Mar-18

Q:
Could I use a speaker that connects directly with a jack to a phone without an amplifier kit?
Asked by: Cora Thust
A:
Hi Cora, Unfortunately not, you need something like an amplifier to be able to drive the speaker. Without this the output wouldn't be of any use as it hasn't been filtered and amplified.
Answered by: Michael Lockhart
19-Feb-18

Q:
Are you able to confirm the UL94 flammability rating of the PCB used in this kit?
Asked by: David
A:
Hi David, I have double checked with our supplier and they have stated the flammability rating is UL94-V-0.
Answered by: Michael Lockhart
17-Jan-18

Q:
just like to ask are you stopping selling this item (V2 mono amp) we 100 of them for the rest of this school year or are you only sell V3 mono amp now
Asked by: paul wray
A:
Hi Paul, Yes version 2 has now been discontinued due to supply issues with the amplifier IC. As such version 3 has now been introduced. We do however have some of the version 2 pre-built kits left and are available while stocks last.
Answered by: Michael Lockhart
15-Jan-18

Q:
I made one of these at school a few years ago, and It no longer works, I was wondering where the possible faults may have occure
Asked by: Ben potter
A:
Hi Ben, It could be a number of problems depending on what has happened to the kit. The best bet is to drop an email through to support@kitronik.co.uk with details of what happened with the kit.
Answered by: Michael Lockhart
19-Dec-17

Q:
If I have two kits, can I join them together in a way that both speakers will perform at the same standards as one? And is there a way to make it stereo?
Asked by: Akaash
A:
Hello Akaash, If you mean can you run two kits from the same input this should be possible, although you may get some interference between the two kits. You would take each connection from the jack lead and split this onto both inputs of the kits. To turn the mono amp kit into a stereo would require a number of changes, as such you would be better using the 2136 Stereo amp kit, < ahref="https://kitronik.co.uk/products/2136-stereo-amplifier">2136-stereo-amplifier as this is designed to be a stereo amplifier.
Answered by: Michael Lockhart
18-Jul-17

Q:
Can you please let me know if the screws to attach the circuit board are supplied. Thank you
Asked by: Terry
A:
Hi Terry, With this kit we don't provide any fixing to mount the PCB, as such these would need to be purchased separately.
Answered by: Michael Lockhart
06-Jul-17

Q:
Does it come with an aux cable?
Asked by: wayne
A:
Hi Wayne, The kit is supplied with a 50cm length of 3.5mm Mono jack cable, half of this cable also doubles up as the speaker wire.
Answered by: Michael Lockhart
13-Jun-17

Q:
What if the board is scratched would it still work?
Asked by: Yui
A:

Hi Yui, It would all depend on where the board was scratched and how damaged it was. But in theory yes it should still work as long as you don’t scratch the coating off the bottom and then scratch the copper track off.

Answered by: Michael Lockhart
03-May-17

Q:
what is the battery life of a standard 9VOLT battery
Asked by: kieran
A:

Hi Kieran, A standard 9V battery has a capacitance of around 500mA. As such if it is used with the mono amp kit you would get around 7 hours of continual use. This is based on a maximum current draw of 70mA at a 9V supply.

Answered by: Michael Lockhart
08-Mar-17

Q:
Does the polarity matter on the speaker because the speaker is polarised but the PCB doesn't show it
Asked by: brandon
A:

Hi Brandon, On the Mono amp kit it doesn’t matter which way round the speaker is connected even though the speaker does show a positive and negative connection.

Answered by: Michael Lockhart
20-Feb-17

Q:
can the 2W 8 Ohm 50mm Full Range Speaker be used instead of the speaker supplied?
Asked by: Mustafa Al-Quraishi
A:

Yes you can change the speaker supplied to this one, however this amp kit can only output a maximum of 1.25W of power. As such you wouldn’t get the full use out of the speaker.

Answered by: Michael Lockhart
25-May-16

Q:
Would it be possible to remove the audio jack and connect the unit directly to a microphone?
Asked by: Connor
A:

In theory there wouldn’t be any reason why it wouldn’t work. However it may be that the audio is amplified too much, which could be controlled with a potentiometer or not enough. It would be a case of trying it out to see what happens.

Answered by: Michael Lockhart
08-Apr-16

Q:
hi there do you have a PCB layout for this circuit as I need it asap
Asked by: Amar Sharma
A:

Unfortunately we don’t have a PCB layout diagram for this product, we only have a circuit diagram which is shown in the essential information document.

Answered by: Michael Lockhart
30-Mar-16

Q:
Hi, is it possible to use potentiometers with this kit for volume and gain control? Thanks! Mark
Asked by: Mark
A:

The gain on the amplifier is set by putting a capacitor and resistor between pins 1 and 8 on the amplifier IC. We don’t use these pins on our circuit which leaves the gain default at 20.

The data sheet for the amplifier chip explains which resistance and capacitance values result in different gain values. The data sheet for the IC can be found here, LM386.pdf

Answered by: Michael Lockhart
08-Feb-16

Q:
Hi, is there a way to make this board powered by mains power? Would your 12V 500mA UK mains wall power supply be compatible? Thanks DL
Asked by: Dave Lowry
A:

Hi, yes that supply is compatible. Just cut the barrel jack off and solder the positive wire into the positive power pad on the kit and the negative one to the negative pad. (The negative wire has a white stripe on it).

Answered by: Aaron Sturman
02-Dec-15

Q:
I have built the circuit, but the sound is distorted (crackly). Is there a way to fix this?
Asked by: David
A:

There could be a few reasons why the sound is distorted, if you look in the essential information document, 2154_mono_amp_essentials_2_2.pdf at the fault finding flow chart this will provide a few possible solutions. If you are still having an issue email a photo of the top and bottom of the circuit board to our support email.

Answered by: Michael Lockhart
11-Nov-15

Q:
my speaker has to be 66mm would this one be compatible
Asked by: Junaid
A:

The speaker supplied with this kit is a 8 ohm 66mm Speaker.

Answered by: Michael Lockhart
10-Mar-15

Q:
Hi is it possible to put 70W speaker on the circuit also 2 70W in series
Asked by: jas
A:

Hi, this kit doesn't output enough power to efficiently drive 70W speakers. The sound would likely be very quiet and somewhat distorted. Using two 70W speakers would make the problem even worse as the kit would still supply the same power only it would have to be shared between two speakers. 

Whether the speakers should be connected in series or in parallel would depend on the impedance rating of the speakers. In either case though, this kit isn't designed for use with such speakers. You would be better off with our high power amplifier. It's a stereo system so it uses two speakers and can deliver 15W into each.

Answered by: Aaron Sturman
16-Dec-14

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