5.7 DISTORTION 7: NFB Takeoff point distortion.
There is a subtle trap in applying global NFB. Class-B output stages are awash with large halfwave-rectified currents, and if the feedback takeoff point is in slightly the wrong place, these currents contaminate the feedback signal, making it an inaccurate representation of the output voltage, and so introducing distortion; Fig 29 shows the problem.
At these current levels, all wires and PCB tracks must be treated as resistances, and it follows that point C is not at the same potential as point D whenever TR2 conducts. If feedback is taken from D, then a clean signal is established here, but the signal at output point C has a half- wave rectified sinewave added to it, due to the resistance C-D. The output will be distorted but the feedback loop does nothing about it as it does not know about the error. Fig 30 shows the practical result for an amplifier driving 100W into 8-Ohm. The resistive path C-D that did the damage was a mere 6mm length of heavy-gauge wirewound resistor lead.
To eliminate this distortion is easy, once you are alert to the danger. Taking the NFB feed from D is not advisable as D is not a mathematical point, but has a physical extent, inside which the current distribution is unknown. Point E on the output line is much better, as half-wave currents do not flow through this arm of the circuit.
pcb layout pa lang pamatay na.