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Old 03-01-2011, 21:12   #16
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I assumed he had an analog meter, with a FS of 120, but he never did say.


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Sorry gents, but what I have is an analog meter that was working, but was a mystry to me how, until you all explained that what I thought was a bus bar for a terminal that was too crowded was actually a shunt I am indebited to your shared knowlage thank you.

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Just a couple of things digital amp meters can be designed to read positive line or negative line shunts. The primary reason a shunt is in the negative is for safety.

Multimeters certainly digital ones can of course measure millivolts very accurately. Older analogue meters struggled but no one uses these anymore

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Some of you guys need to read up on ohms law. When using a shunt you are reading volts across the shunt which as previously stated is in the terms of milliamps. I personally don't see how a shunt on the negative side of the battery is any safer than one on the positive. Please convince me

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