Positive Diode Clamp Circuit

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  1. Polarity

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    Sep 3, 2012
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    This carries over from a previous thread I made.

    I have an op amp circuit designed that works on my test bench, but not in my vehicle. Op amp reference voltage is set at 12Vdc and I have a square wave as Vin. See picture below.

    It is thought that the reason for the circuit not working properly is because Vin has a floating ground which is causing the op amp trip levels to act differently than on my test bench.

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    To fix this problem, can I use a Positive Diode Clamp, as pictured below, in order to bring the bottom edge of the floating square wave to my circuit ground?

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  2. crutschow

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    You need to connect the signal ground to your circuit ground. Is that not possible?
     
  3. Polarity

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    Sep 3, 2012
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    Possible, but undesired as I would have to tap into a control module in the vehicle and I don't want to disturb the factory wiring in the module.
     
  4. bertus

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    Apr 5, 2008
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    Hello,

    This is the second time we have to close a vehicle related thread of you.
    This is your other closed thread with exactly the same circuit:
    Op amp not responding in vehicle
    Next time a ban will be the result.

    Bertus
     
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