Dual Power Supplies..

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by tobyw, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. tobyw

    Thread Starter Member

    Mar 21, 2013
    I'm trying to wire up this circuit


    But I don't understand how I can create the negative rail in practice.

    I know one way of creating a dual polarity supply is by connecting two batteries in series and taking ground from the mid point...but in this circuit there is no ground connection, so all that would happen is that the connections to -10V would actually just be ground and the +10v would be efectively 20V?

    Sorry if this is stupid. Could anyone explain how I would physically create a battery supply to drive this circuit?

  2. Shagas

    Active Member

    May 13, 2013
    My best guess is that the output waveforms will be taken with reference to ground '0' volts .
    You will need a dual power supply + and - 10 for this to work I think , the only diffrence is when you will take your output terminal , you will reference the ground to the '0' volts ground , not to the -10 volts.
    You can make a simple dual supply out of 2 batteries in series .
    If you want to make a dual supply out of a single supply like a wall-wart or something then I can provide a schematic
  3. bug13

    Senior Member

    Feb 13, 2012
    I think your are right:
    , +10V connects to +10V, -10V connects to -10V, your output is pin9 to gnd/ pin3 to gnd/ pin2 to gnd.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2013