Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 • Category: FM Radio / Receivers
This tiny receiver is not much bigger than an AA cell. It is powered off two LR44 button cells, which are expensive and I assume wouldn't last terribly long. I'll be on the lookout for LR44's at the markets and $2 shops now that I've got this radio! As with all these sorts of radios, the headphone lead functions as the aerial. Supplied with this receiver were a pair of those awful "in-the-ear" type of miniature type earphones. Apart from the appalling sound quality, they are insensitive, unhygenic and dirty, fragile, and do not block out external sounds. So, I use the normal kind of headphones instead.
The enclosure is all clipped together, and once I'd opened it, sure enough, a TDA7088T was visible.
The audio amp appears to be one transistor; ie. single ended class A. I don't know what current it's drawing so I can't say whether it's consuming much more battery current than a class B amp would. In any case I would prefer AAA cells rather than the LR44's. Simple FM Radio Single Chip FM Receiver TDA7012 TDA7000 FM Receiver / TV Tuner / Aircraft Receiver Small FM Receiver FM Radio with TDA7000 Stereo FM Receiver Single Chip Radio FM Receiver FM Radio Receiver using TDA7088 Simplest FM Receiver Cell Phone Detector
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