I'm trying to set up the most basic form of voltage comparator using LM339 (http://rohmfs.rohm.com/en/products/databook/datasheet/ic/amp_linear/comparator/ba10393f-e.pdf).
I'm giving it 12V supply (from an ATX PSU). On input 1 I give again +12 and GND. Output 1 goes to ground, but when I switch the inputs it does not go to VCC, instead it gets floating.
When it goes to ground, I can measure the voltage between output and VCC and it is 12V. But when I switch the inputs, I measure voltage between both output and ground and output and VCC and it is always 0, which leads me to thinking it's floating.
What could I be doing wrong? The fact that it gets to ground leads me to thinking the IC does something and if I remove its power, the output pin no longer goes to ground. But I cannot understand why the output never goes high.
I tried with 3 ICs (same model) to eliminate the possibility of a buggy chip, also triple checked wiring - same thing.
Any help will be greatly appreciated!