What is the purpose Of conversion of galvanometer to ammeter?

Asked by himbha | 10th May, 2010, 11:11: AM

Expert Answer:

Dear student,

Since Galvanometer is a very sensitive instrument therefore it can’t measure heavy currents. In order to    convert a Galvanometer into an Ammeter, a very low resistance known as "shunt" resistance is     connected in parallel to Galvanometer. Value of shunt is so adjusted that most of the current passes     through the shunt. In this way a Galvanometer is converted into Ammeter and can measure heavy currents without fully deflected.

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Answered by  | 13th May, 2010, 10:37: AM

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