LM380, Simple 2 Watts Audio Amplifier

Small audio amplifier is useful for audio troubleshooting or simple audio projects. It should be a low cost and easy to build. Using integrated circuit for this purpose is the right choice. With LM380  audio amplifier integrated circuit, 2 Watts power can be delivered. For better thermal endurance, a large copper track can be printed in the board to provide heat sinking, this copper track should be soldered to pins 4, 3, 10, 5, 12 and 11. Here is the schematic diagram of the circuit: