OP AMP Lockup

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by jaclement, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. jaclement

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Apr 15, 2009
    I have read somewhere that NE 5532 or AD712 op amps will lock up if the negative power supply voltage does not come up before the positive. I may have this backwards. I have a circuit that will lock up the first time power is applied, but if the circuit is cycled off and then back on rapidly, it works fine. I built this audio amp 15 years ago and can't remember where I saw this.
  2. ErnieM

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 24, 2011
    15 years ago that may have been true as the isolation structures inside the chip got forward biased if the power came up wrong. I looked over the data sheets of those devices and saw no warnings about such, so I would imagine the manufacturers upgraded their processes.

    Your "fix" may be as simple as to buy a new op amp and replace.