I am using 1 NAND Gate and 1 NOR gate, which are:
They both require 7V in the VCC, I am using a 12V PSU.
I made a Voltage divider with R1=34k ohm and R2= 47k ohm, and I get the exact VCC I need for the logic gates (7V).
All GND are connected.
The problem is when I connect the 7V to the VCC of the logic gates voltage drops from 7V to 2V, and I do not understand why.
What am I doing wrong here?
Also I still have not connected the 5V input pins because I am afraid I will fry the logic gates by connecting 5V IO pins on a logic gate that has 2V VCC. Can I test this safely?