Efficiency of a Class AB Amplifier

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by nathalie, May 9, 2011.

1. nathalie Thread Starter New Member

Jan 9, 2011
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Efficiency of a Class AB Amplifier
How can i calculate the efficiency of a class AB amplifier circuit?

How can I determince Ps in the equation

efficiency = P(load) / Ps(supply) *100%

Thansk

2. Jony130 AAC Fanatic!

Feb 17, 2009
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If the input signal is Vin = Vp*sin(ωt)
Then

$Ie=\frac{Vp}{R_L}*sin(\omega t)$

So the the instantaneous electric power form power supply is equal

$p_z=Vcc*i_e = \frac{Vcc*Vp}{R_L}*sin(\omega t)$

So to find average supply power you need to solve this

$Ps = \frac{1}{\pi} \int\limits_{0}^{\pi} Vcc*i_e d(\omega t)= \frac{1}{\pi} \int\limits_{0}^{\pi}\frac{Vcc*Vp}{R_L}sin(\omega t) d(\omega t)$

Last edited: May 9, 2011
3. nigelwright7557 Distinguished Member

May 10, 2008
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It depends on the voltage out as to how much is power to the speaker and how much to the heatsink. Class AB is typically 60% efficient with 40% of power dumped into the heatsink.