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A shunt for measuring strong currents

Shunts are used to measure dc currents, especially in the case of high amperages. Voltage drops on the shunt proportionate to the current and is then connected to the input of a shunt isolation amplifier for further processing.

Shunts are typically manufactured in class 0.5 in compliance with DIN 43703 and are designed for rated currents in the range between 1 A and 15,000 A. The drop in voltage in the case of the rated current is stated to be 60 mV or 150 mV, depending on type.

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