I have a signal that will swing from -5v to 5v. I am interested in the 0 to 5v part only. I will set a reference voltage and give it and the signal into a comparator. The comparator's rails are 0, and 5v.
Is the less than 0 part of the signal that is being input into the comparator's non-inverting input going to damage the comparator op amp?
Will it have some strange behavior?
Will it work ok but just take some time to recover? How much time?
I haven't said if it is rail-to-rail...does it matter?