# OpAmp Gain trouble

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by bunny, Dec 1, 2005.

1. ### bunnyGuest

I am using the below schematic for a OpAmp TLC272CP. According to the
formula of G = (R1/R2) the gain on this circuit should only be a matter
of 11. however as you can see below it's closer to 15/16. I'm
wondering what could cause this anomoly. I have put the circuit
below(sorry for the Ascii) and what i put into the + of the opamp and
what i got as output.

Thanks

base=2.0mv
output=33.4mV

+9V +9V
| (+). |
100k pot<------|\|
| (-)| \_____.__R3____Meter__.
| .-| / | |
| | |/| | |
| | | | |
| .------R2-' |
| | | |
| R1 | |
| | | |
Gnd Gnd Gnd Gnd

R1 = 1k
R2 = 10k
R3 = 10k

2. ### Andrew HolmeGuest

G = (R1+R2)/R1 = 11

According to the datasheet, that op-amp has a 1mV typical input offset
voltage.

Try a larger input voltage e.g. 20mV or 200mV.

3. ### Pooh BearGuest

Such questions should be cross-posted to avoid stupid duplication and waste
of time.

Graham

4. ### Bob MonsenGuest

Get rid of R3.

Also, try making a few measurements, and plotting the output vs input for
input = .5, .4, .3, .2, .1... That might give you a clue as to what is
happening.

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Regards,
Bob Monsen

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