Connecting Amp Meters to Shunt Bars

Connecting Amp Meters to Shunt Bars

Basic Analog Meter Wiring Diagram

 

Simply hook up the two terminals from the meter to each side of the shunt (one wire per side). Then place your shunt in series with the load or energy source you wish to monitor.

For instance, if you will be measuring the current from a solar panel, then terminate the positive wire from the solar panel to one side of the shunt. From the other side of the shunt, simply continue on to your charge controller (or disconnect, etc.).

If your meter reads backwards, then simply switch the wires on the shunt going to the meter.

Connecting Amp Meter to Shunt Bar

 

 


 

Looking for more information about wiring your Volt & Amp Meters?  Be sure to check out our blog post, complete with a Q&A video with Jeff.

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2 Responses to Connecting Amp Meters to Shunt Bars

  1. James Forbeck says:

    Please send specs on a shunt that works with an amp meter. All I’ve ever seen utilize a tiny voltage drop across a very low resistance to compute the current flow in amps. Shunts I’ve seen are usually rated at 50 or 75 millivolts when their rated current is reached.

  2. Ariff Shaw says:

    Some digital gauges sold on Amazon say to use the negative side of cabling, should this be so or it does not matter, currently would like to use for a single wind turbine setup

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