This tutorial shows you how to use an LM386 based audio amplifier with WTV020SD-16P module. The WTV020SD-16P music module has been configured in mp3 mode.

WTV020SD with Audio amplifier The following schematic shows the MP3 mode of WTV020SD module and it uses an LM386 based audio amplifier circuit also. This circuit works without an amplifier also, please check this article. For this project, you can make your own amplifier or buy a low cost LM386 amplifier module.

Audio amplifier

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mp3 mode and audio amplifier The schematic and its operation has been better explained on its product manual. I followed the schematic but I connected only RESET, PREV and NEXT switches only for this experiment.


a. Copy AD4 format music files on to your 2GB micro SD card. Download AD4 Format Files.

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b. Connect the Audio amplifier, speaker, 3.3V regulator, switches and power supply.

Don’t forget to use a 0.1uF capacitor between Pin 2 of Audio module and the input pin of the amplifier. See the connections on the image given below. I used a 5V and a 3.3V regulators for this project. I noticed that the 3.3V regulator heats up heavily when connected to a 9V battery, so I connected the battery to a 5V regulator first and then to the 3.3V regulator. I used a 2GB microSD card for this experiment. If you use a 6V battery, you can connect the power supply straight to 3.3V regulator.

WTV020SD with Audio amplifier


If this is your first experiment with WTV020SD-16P module, I strongly recommend you to read this article. The recommended article explains about the size of micro SD card and audio formats. The project works with a 2GB microSD card and AD4 format music files. Click here to know how to convert a wave or mp3 format files to AD4 format.

Related tutorials:

a. About WTV020SD-16P module.

b. MP3 mode of WTV020SD-16P

c. Mp3 mode and audio amplifier.

d. Basic circuit with Arduino- example 1.

e. Basic circuit (trig and select) example 2.

f. How to convert mp3/wave format files to AD4 format.

g. Troubleshooting


Related documents:

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  1. WTV020SD-16P
  2. 3.3v regulator
  3. 5V regulator
  4. 2GB micro SD card
  5. Audio amplifier
  6. Speaker
  7. Tactile switch
  8. Wires

DO NOT USE 5V POWER SUPPLY FOR THE MODULE. 5V will burn both your MicroSD card and WTV020SD module. Please use only 3.3V power, either from Arduino or use 3.3V regulator chip.