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Old 02-07-2016, 12:06   #1
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Shunt?

Hi, can somebody please explain what the definition of a "shunt" (sounds naughty) is, in regards to a 12v battery monitoring system.

What are the benifits to having one, as apposed to not?

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Old 02-07-2016, 12:13   #2
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Ammeters & Shunts 101 Ammeters & Shunts 101

It not benefits or advantages, it's that you simply cannot measure amperage without one.
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Umm - actually, one can measure amps without a shunt. See Hall-type current sensors (eg the CSLA series). Shunts are one method, with certain pros and cons. Just my 2c's


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if your system has a shunt, leave it there. if not then don't worry about it. previous replies give you the answer
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Thank you. So, a shunt measures amp.

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A shunt is one component in a circuit attached to you boat wiring system.. this circuit includes an ammeter which allows you to see how much current is being used by other components on your boat. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shunt_(electrical)
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