Definitions for galvanometer shunt
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word galvanometer shunt
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
To prevent too much current passing through a galvanometer (for fear of injury to its insulation) a shunt is sometimes placed in parallel with it. The total current will be distributed between galvanometer and shunt in the inverse ratio of their respective resistances. (See Multiplying Power of a Shunt.)
Find a translation for the galvanometer shunt definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these galvanometer shunt definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"galvanometer shunt." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 28 Aug. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/galvanometer shunt>.