I am trying to connect my lm358 so that it acts like a buffer. I am connecting:
- VCC to + 5 volts
- Ground to Ground
- Non-inverting input to +5 volts
- Inverting input to output.
According to my research, connecting the output to the inverting input should cause the output to have the same voltage as the input (+5 volts.) However, I an getting 3.7 volts. Am I making a mistake here, or is the chip damaged or mislabeled? Should I be adding a resister or capacitor into this configuration somewhere?
Edit: I tested this design with +9 volts to the VCC and it was able to produce +5 volts on the output. Then, when I applied +9 volts to the non-inverting input, the IC produced 8.17 volts on the output.