# Voltage divider not functioning correctly

I have a Raspberry Pi connected to an MCP3002. It's power and Vref is taken from the Pi's 3.3V

I also took a two 1M resistors to form a voltage divider on the 5V connection to create 2.5V. Then on the pi I test the voltage using this code http://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2013/10/analogue-sensors-on-the-raspberry-pi-using-an-mcp3008/ but without the temperature conversion.

However, when I connect the voltage divider up to the ADC I get 0.7-0.75V

    #!/usr/bin/python

import spidev
import time
import os

# Open SPI bus
spi = spidev.SpiDev()
spi.open(0,0)

# Function to read SPI data from MCP3008 chip
# Channel must be an integer 0-7
return data

# Function to convert data to voltage level,
# rounded to specified number of decimal places.
def ConvertVolts(data,places):
volts = (data * 3.3) / float(1023)
volts = round(volts,places)
return volts

while True:

# Read the light sensor data
print digital_Volts simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab

I've been doing this all morning, I recently put this back together, and it worked. I am planning on using this to connect a piezo but I need to bias the signal with to centralize it. Is it a problem with the code, or my set up.

• What is the CH0 input impedance of a RaPi input line? What is the leakage bias current from that pin? 1 Mohm resistors are pretty big not to be upset by a CPU input. – Andy aka Oct 1 '15 at 14:33
• I don't know, How do I find this information out? – DonnellyOverflow Oct 1 '15 at 15:09
• We presume the 5V -Ve is also connected to the Gnd of the MCP3002? – Icy Oct 1 '15 at 15:12
• The RaPi is powering the ADC with the 3.3V and is also used as the input to the ADC via a voltage divider. – DonnellyOverflow Oct 1 '15 at 15:19
• The schematic is now exactly how it is wired up – DonnellyOverflow Oct 1 '15 at 15:36