What are shunts and multipliers?
Also asked, what is the use of shunt?
Shunt is a device which allows electric current to pass around another point in the circuit by creating a low resistance path. A shunt (aka a current shunt resistor or an ammeter shunt) is a high precision resistor which can be used to measure the current flowing through a circuit.
One may also ask, what is an ammeter shunt? An ammeter shunt is a very low-resistance connection between two points in an electric circuit that forms an alternative path for a portion of the current. Shunt voltage drop is used in conjunction with an ammeter to measure amperage of a circuit.
Beside this, what is the main purpose of a multiplier resistor?
The series resistor is called a “multiplier” resistor because it multiplies the working range of the meter movement as it proportionately divides the measured voltage across it. Determining the required multiplier resistance value is an easy task if you're familiar with series circuit analysis.
What is a multiplier in electrical?
A voltage multiplier is an electrical circuit that converts AC electrical power from a lower voltage to a higher DC voltage, typically using a network of capacitors and diodes.