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Remove noise from TDA amplifier

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by Jacques321, Jan 6, 2016.

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  1. Jacques321


    Jan 6, 2016
    I've soldered the TDA7386 with all necessary components (as advised on datasheet) onto a circuit board and it works fine when connected to a source, except for the fact that it generates quite a lot of noise. The noise is not audible when I connect my phone to the amplifier at full volume, but it is clearly audible when just connected to a wire or to my phone at a lower volume. If I connect nothing to the input terminal (that is to the capacitor that goes to pin 11/12/14/15) there is really no noise at all, but the longer the wire is that goes to the source the more background noise there is. I want to use this amplifier for my computer, so it my not have any audible noise, so how can I fix this? Maybe I'm using the wrong type of capacitors for C1-C4, I'm using film capacitors? 2016-01-06
  2. shrtrnd


    Jan 15, 2010
    Somebody here might find something you can do to your circuit electrically, but here's something you can try in the meantime:
    Shield your circuit and input leads from outside electrical interference noise.
    You may just be picking-up RFI from outside sources (you're not working under a fluorescent light are you, they generate a lot of electrical noise)
    Good luck.
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2016
  3. BobK


    Jan 5, 2010
    Are you using shielded cable for the audio in?

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  4. Jacques321


    Jan 6, 2016
    Listening to the sounds on the wikipedia page of RFI ( it doesn't really sound like that, I switched all my lights of and nothing changed and other amps in my home don't make any noises :(

    No, I'm not. I use normal wire from input to RCA jack that connects to a RCA to 3.5mm cable that goes to my phone. I'll try some shielded wire, thanks.
  5. davenn

    davenn Moderator

    Sep 5, 2009
    That is quite important
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  6. Jacques321


    Jan 6, 2016
    So I removed the cables and jack that originally connected to the inputs (top picture), cut the RCA to 3.5mm cable and soldered it directly to the board (bottom picture). And now I have absolutely no noise at all, thank you guys!
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2016
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