Audio Power Indicator circuits


Component List of Audio Power Indicator:



R1_____________220R 1/2W Resistor
R2,R5,R6,R8____100R 1/4W Resistors
R10,R12,R14____100R 1/4W Resistors
R3_____________220R 1/4W Resistor
R4,R7__________330R 1/2W Resistors
R9_____________560R 1/2W Resistor
R11____________820R 1/2W Resistor
R13______________1K2 1/2W Resistor

D1___________1N4004 400V 1A Diode
D2,D4,D6__BZX79C2V7 2.7V 500mW Zener Diodes
D3,D5,D7,D8,D9,D10 Red LEDs (Any dimension and shape) (See Notes)


Notes:

* The output power indicated by each LED must be doubled when 4 Ohms loads are driven.
* The circuit can be adapted to suit less powerful amplifiers by reducing the number of LEDs and related voltage dividers.
* LEDs of any dimension can be used, but rectangular shaped devices will be more suitable to be compacted in bars or columns.
* For a stereo amplifier, two identical circuits are required.