Connect power supply

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by vnthuong, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. vnthuong

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    Oct 25, 2010
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    I just have 12V power supply and IC NE5532. Datasheet of this IC say that it use ±12V, how to do that? who can help me? Thank you!
     
  2. wayneh

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    Sep 9, 2010
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    It'll work just fine with the GND pin connected to "0" and the Vcc pin connected to +12. This is equivalent to ±6v, which again is fine.

    Now, depending on what you want to DO with it, you might need to establish a "virtual ground", making 6v the new "ground", so that you have true ±6v. Such a technique is sometimes called a "rail splitter".

    But for many applications, a single supply is just fine.
     
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