Shunts

A shunt is a precision resistor connected in parallel across a device which is used to measure both alternating and direct current by creating a low-resistance path. Also known as an ammeter shunt or a current shunt resistor, a shunts low resistance creates only a small amount of voltage drop by using little energy in the process. By using Ohms Law equation, the voltage across the shunt is measured and used to calculate the current flow in amperes. A resistor of accurately known resistance (usually a manganin resistor) is placed in parallel with the ammeter. The current is then divided so that only a small amount travels through the ammeter and the actual amperage can be directly measured. Shunts are diverse and capable of many uses within many different applications. One of the uses of a shunt is within a renewable energy system such as wind turbines or solar panels. They are used to measure how much current is flowing in and out of the battery, or for knowing how much power is being generated. If high frequency noise is an issue, a shunt with a capacitor can be used to redirect noise sending it to the ground before the signal reaches the circuit elements. They can be installed within a DC disconnect enclosure with a negative conductor between the batteries and the inverter. Some systems also have multiple shunts when several inputs and outputs require monitoring. Shunts can be used for overload protection in control devices such as battery chargers and power supplies. They can also be used in digital meters and coil panel meters for measuring current in DC. There are several different types of shunts such as, standard brass ended, compact brass ended, digital, plate type and wire type.

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Description Price Maximum Current Voltage Output Shunt Type Accuracy Minimum Temperature Maximum Temperature For Use With Series
RS Stock No. 810-3267
Mfr. Part No.3020-01096-0
SGD35.43
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50 A 50mV Digital ±0.25 % -40°C +60°C - -
RS Stock No. 392-8406
Mfr. Part No.1700V3170
SGD31.13
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25 A 60mV Plate ±0.5 % - - - -
RS Stock No. 313-794
Mfr. Part No.SHR300A75
BrandHOBUT
SGD80.10
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300 A 75mV Brass-Ended ±1 % -20°C +40°C - -
RS Stock No. 313-788
Mfr. Part No.SHR100A75
BrandHOBUT
SGD41.34
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100 A 75mV Brass-Ended ±1 % - - - -
RS Stock No. 886-2070
Mfr. Part No.YN01-04751BS000000
SGD48.00
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10 A 75mV Brass-Ended - - - Ammeter Kappa
RS Stock No. 257-341
Mfr. Part No.SHR1A75
BrandHOBUT
SGD14.00
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1 A 75mV Plate ±1.5 % - - - -
RS Stock No. 810-3270
Mfr. Part No.3020-01098-0
SGD31.14
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20 A 50mV Digital ±0.25 % -40°C +60°C - -
RS Stock No. 257-565
Mfr. Part No.SHR30A75
BrandHOBUT
SGD24.78
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30 A 75mV Plate ±1.5 % - - - -
RS Stock No. 257-408
Mfr. Part No.SHR20A200
BrandHOBUT
SGD20.11
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20 A 200mV - ±1 % - - - -
RS Stock No. 823-3576
Mfr. Part No.3020-01102-0
SGD45.54
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300 A 50mV Brass-Ended ±0.25 % -40°C 60°C - -
RS Stock No. 886-2073
Mfr. Part No.YN01-07751BS000000
SGD39.56
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25 A 75mV Brass-Ended - - - Ammeter Kappa
RS Stock No. 810-3277
Mfr. Part No.3020-01101-0
SGD38.26
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200 A 50mV Digital ±0.25 % -40°C +60°C - -
RS Stock No. 257-307
Mfr. Part No.SHR10MA75
BrandHOBUT
SGD19.00
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10 mA 75mV Plate ±1.5 % - - - -
RS Stock No. 886-2077
Mfr. Part No.YN01-10751WS000000
SGD59.53
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40 A 75mV Brass-Ended - - - Ammeter Kappa
RS Stock No. 810-3261
Mfr. Part No.3020-01097-0
SGD31.14
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5 A 50mV Digital ±0.25 % -40°C +60°C - -
RS Stock No. 257-363
Mfr. Part No.SHR10A75
BrandHOBUT
SGD21.30
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10 A 75mV Plate ±1.5 % - - - -
RS Stock No. 886-2086
Mfr. Part No.YN01-12751WS000000
SGD59.53
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60 A 75mV Brass-Ended - - - Ammeter Kappa
RS Stock No. 392-8412
Mfr. Part No.1700V3200
SGD35.00
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40 A 60mV Plate ±0.5 % - - - -
RS Stock No. 252-0859
Mfr. Part No.P01165223
SGD206.73
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10 A 100mV Plate - - - - P011
RS Stock No. 257-357
Mfr. Part No.SHR3A75
BrandHOBUT
SGD12.65
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3 A 75mV Plate ±1.5 % - - - -
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For use with DIN dc ammeters or any panel meter with a full scale deflection of 75mV @ 75Ω (1mA)Class 1.5 accoracy (±1.5%)Can be mounted directly on the meter.
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For use with DIN dc ammeters or any panel meter with a full scale deflection of 60mV and an input impedance of 75Ω or more.
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A range of shunts to cover the 30 → 50 A range.These shunts can be adapted for use with all digital multimeters.The HA 050 model is recommended for analogue multimeters.Available in calibrated version.
Calibrated shunts are used for measuring higher currents ...
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Calibrated shunts are used for measuring higher currents with DQN moving-coil instrumentsConnected in parallel with measuring instrument25 A version pre-installed on insulating baseScrew connection.