2 amplifiers work together in one breadboard ?

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Kih, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. Kih

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    Nov 3, 2011
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    Please see the attachment for my circuit.I have 2 74cn op amp, a signal generator, a dc power supply.
    Now I want to measure the voltage across the 2 resistors R with 2 differential amplifier.
    I measure voltages and make my ref point to be 'com' in the dc power supply. and I connect 'com' and 'gnd' together.
    I wonder if the 2 amplifiers can work well.Because the inverting input signal of the upper amplifier is the non-inverting input of the lower amplifier.
    If so, how can i resolve this problem?
    I work it on a breadboard but have not tested it yet
     
  2. MrChips

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    There is nothing wrong with having two op amps on the same breadboard. The 741 op amp is usually characterized at supply voltages of +/- 15V.
     
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  3. #12

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    That circuit looks like it will work if you feed the amplifiers with the right voltage and keep the gain low enough to avoid clipping of the outputs.
     
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  4. Kih

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    thanks for the reply!!
    What do u mean by keeping the gain low enough to avoid clipping ?
    I set the gain to be 100 with R1=R2=1k;Rf=100k
     
  5. Kih

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    What do u mean by keeping the gain low enough to avoid clipping ?
    I set the gain to be 100 with R1=R2=1k;Rf=100k
     
  6. #12

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    If the voltage across the resistors on the left is 5 volts and the gain is 100, then the amplifiers will try to output 500 volts. This is impossible because they can not survive a power supply of 500 volts. This will cause clipping of the wave on the output of the amplifiers.
     
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