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What is the rated input voltage?

Latest Updated:12/01/2011

Question:

What is the rated input voltage?

Answer:

This is the range of voltage that can be applied to the input pins without degrading the characteristics or damaging the device.
This rating must never be exceeded, even in the transient state when the power is being turned on and off.
The input voltage on which an operational amplifier or comparator operates normally must be within the common mode input range prescribed in the electrical specifications.
Note that although the rating for an operational amplifier or comparator is usually V--0.3V to V++0.3V, when using a single-power supply device, positive input voltage application is also possible when the power supply is OFF. See the absolute maximum ratings in the relevant data sheet for details.
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