What are energy meter shunts used for

What are energy meter shunts used for

                       
Update:2022-06-09
Summary:One of the most common uses for Energy Meter Shunts is to test the accuracy of a meter's output volt...
One of the most common uses for Energy Meter Shunts is to test the accuracy of a meter's output voltage. Shunts are a good option for this purpose because they produce very low output voltages, while current transformers produce higher output voltages over the same input current range. The only difference between the two types of devices is their resistance values. Both types of meters should be used in the same circuit. If you're using both, you should check the electrical connection and the physical one.
Another feature of a Class 0.5 shunt energy measurement is its ability to detect a failure of the AC supply. This can be caused by a power outage or by disconnecting the neutral connection. The ADC will then enter a current-detection mode and exit when the AC mains is restored. In this way, a single shunt-based energy meter can ensure that it accurately measures the energy consumption of a whole home.
Shunts are an alternative to current transformers. The shunts will not work if a magnetic field is present. Magnetic tampering will cause the meter to stick. Fortunately, this type of current meter is not as sensitive as the conventional multimeters. The only difference is that a cap-drop supply won't be magnetically sensitive. The shunts are more likely to work well in applications where conventional multimeters aren't appropriate.
To test the shunt, measure the voltage across the meter's movement. A digital multimeter can be used to measure this resistance. Make sure to use reverse polarity to prevent damaging the meter. If you need more accurate results, you can use Ohm's law to calculate the shunt resistance. It's a reliable method that's suitable for most applications. 

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