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Dayton Audio KAB-100M 1x100W Class D Audio Amplifier Board with Bluetooth 4.0
Tip: Take a look at the table in this blogpost to see which power supply to choose for this product.
The Dayton Audio KAB-100M Bluetooth Amplifier Board delivers high quality sound without drawing a lot power. This is due to the highly efficient Texas Instruments TPA3116 Class D amplifier chip. The TI TPA3116 operates at 90% efficiency. The added heat sink mitigates any issues that may arise from excess heat.
Unlike other amplifier boards, the Dayton Audio KAB-100M includes a built-in Bluetooth 4.0 module with aptX. The advantage of Bluetooth 4.0 is its low power consumption which prolongs the playtime of battery powered builds. The streaming audio quality rivals that of CDs thanks to the addition of the aptX codec by CSR. Designed and built for Bluetooth demonstration purposes, this fully functioning module provides a turn-key approach to Bluetooth certification for consumer goods.
Included with the KAB-100M are two wire harnesses: one for DC power and the other for connecting to stereo speakers. For many users, these cables are all that is needed to complete a project. Since they have Molex Mini Fit Jr connectors to speed-up installation and create confident a connection, there is no need to solder or troubleshoot loose and unstable contacts.
The Dayton Audio KAB-100M will remain powered up to 7 days in standby mode even while Bluetooth is enabled. This standby time is approximately 4x longer than the competition due to the use of a high efficiency DC/DC converter which minimizes power consumption thanks to the employment of a micro controller as the PMU (Power Management Unit).
The Dayton Audio KAB100M features numerous power options for creative, wireless sound projects. This flexibility eliminates limitations often caused by most other amp boards. Therefore, your design can be cord restricted or truly portable.
For portable applications, there is an optional function cable kit (KAB-FC) which permits the connection of rechargeable batteries to power the board. NiMH, lead acid, or NiCad batteries will recharge straight from the board using a 15~24 VDC, 1A power supply. Use extreme caution because the Bluetooth amp board does not provide under/over charge protection and the connected power adapter cannot have an output greater than 30 watts.
Solar charging is also an option; this application requires solar batteries with float (open) voltage with 16.5 to 21.5 VDC, and 20 to 100 watt panel.
Eight AA alkaline batteries can also power this board, but do not connect the recharging feature for this type of use.
The best rechargeable battery option makes use a separate interconnect board from Dayton Audio (KAB-BE) which holds three 18650 Li-Ion batteries. This portable power source is highly recommended since this add-on battery holder board does provide under/over voltage protection. A 19 VDC, 1-5A power supply is your best choice for charging the expansion board. (15 VDC Min required and 24 VDC Max)
This Package Includes
• One Dayton Audio KAB-100M Bluetooth Amplifier Board
• One 2-conductor power cable 20"
• One speaker cable 20"
• One peel-n-stick Airgain™ internal Bluetooth antenna with 5" (127 mm) cable
• One Bluetooth pairing reset push button switch with cable 20"
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