Why moving coil galvanometer cannot be used to measure current in the circuit?

Asked by menu007 | 27th Feb, 2011, 01:17: AM

Expert Answer:

Dear student,
 
 Galvanometer is an electromechanical instrument which is used for the detection of electric currents     through electric circuits. Being a sensitive instrument, Galvanometer can not be used for the     measurement of heavy currents. However we can measure very small currents by using galvanometer but     the primary purpose of galvanometer is the detection of electric current not the measurement of current.
 
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Answered by  | 27th Feb, 2011, 12:32: PM

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