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LEAP#183 Polarity Testing

A simple polarity test for uses a series of inverters. The input signal is pumped into two parallel inverter chains:
  • a single inverter
  • a series of two inverters
So, regardless of input polarity, one chain output will be high and the other low.

I used a venerable CD4069 for a quick test, although any inverter (matched to the voltage of the signal) will do. The result of the polarity test is displayed with a pair of LEDs reversed in parallel.

As always, all notes, schematics and code are in the Little Arduino Projects repo on GitHub.