Current meter shunts
rg213st at covad.net
Fri Nov 18 13:01:35 CST 2005
Surface mount chips are available in milliOhm resistance values suitable for shunts.
NewarkInOne Part Number 07J6225
LRF2512-01-R025FTR INTERNATIONAL RESISTIVE
Thick Film Resistor Series:LRF; Resistance:0.025Ohm; Resistance
Tolerance:+/- 1 %; Power Rating:2W; Temperature Coefficient:+/-100 ppm;
Package/Case:2512; Terminal Type:PCB Surface Mount; Mounting
Type:Surface Mount; Packaging:Cut Tape $1.22 Quantity 1.
I've seen some 5, 10, 15 milliOhm parts at 1 Watt also, such as Digi-Key Part Number P15CT-ND.
Thick film construction yields low inductance. The 2512 size makes easy parallel or series combining for lower temperatures.
Will Temco of 100 ppm work for you? (amounting to 1/2% with 50 C temp change).
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 08:40:24 -0500
From: hal <hfeinstein at cox.net>
Subject: Wind my own shunt?
To: tacos at amrad.org
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I need some advise on building an current/voltage monitor for my 12v/70A
that powers my 300w 2m amp. I know I need a shunt arragnement to allow
less full scale on a 1ma ammeter. The problem is building the shunt
resistor. I checked
the 2006 ARRL handbook and it tells me I must wind my own shunt from
McMaster-Carr is a source for nichrome wire of various diameters
(thanks to Sandy and Dr Bruhns) but honestly, isn't there a modern way
to tackle this problem that does not involve
building a unique component from scratch?
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