Ground Straps & Shunts
There are always things to consider when purchasing wire, and the same goes for shunts. There are 4 major factors to take into account:
- Ambient - Temperature elevated or high altitudes
- Temperature rise - Normal, limited or fluctuating
- Duty - Continuous, surge or intermittent
- Environment - Open-air, grouped, closed, forced air
- Combinations of 1 through 4
Any combination of these factors may exist in specific scenarios. When this occurs, it will be necessary to consider all these factors to find the correct rating. Shunts can be placed anywhere a specific current needs to be measured but should be done in a vertical position in order to help with the airflow. Newly developed shunt models allow for more than one input, so multiple inputs and outputs are able to be measured. Shunts work off of ohm's law (Voltage (E) = Current (I) x Resistance(R)) to give the most accurate measuring of current flow through a circuit. Typically used as expansion joints that hold together equipment misalignment, the customizable Shunts are able to replace Voltmeter or Multimeter because of the extremely higher voltages they can handle for extended amounts of time.
Choose from our selection of building wire:
- Shunts Bare Copper
- Shunts Silver
- Shunts Tinned
Have any questions about possible Shunts or the type applications they’re used for? We have the answers! Whether you are unsure of which type best suits your application or are just curious about wires in general, Sycor’s dedicated team is at your disposal. Request a quote online, email or call us today!
All specifications are provided for reference only. Specifications will vary between manufacturers and are subject to change without notice. Be sure to check with your sales rep for the most accurate and up to date information when ordering.