Originally Posted by WA0CBW
You need a +9, -9, and ground. Use two 9 volt batteries connected in series. Ground is the point where the two batteries are connected together.
I think you missed a part of my post:
Why would I do that when my power supply has positive voltage, negative voltage and ground? So i tried it with the negative to gnd pin on the chip and gnd to my passives; nothing. I also tried it without the negative voltage altogether, wiring +12 and gnd. Did I blow the chip? My power supply says it pulls 10mA, so I think thats normal.
Also I tried this again today and hooked up gnd to vcc and +12 to gnd by accident; it pulled 20ma when it was wired backwards. I wired it correctly and it still pulls 10ma. Would that blow it up? Was only backwards for less then a minute.