Watt meter concept?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by twister, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. twister

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    Mar 31, 2009
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    Well, for measuring DC watt, basically we use a shunt resistor. Current go through this shunt resistor and develop a tiny voltage drop and amplified by the op-amp. But, how the amplified voltage value is used to measure the power across the load? Thanks.
     
  2. thingmaker3

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    May 16, 2005
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    We multiply the value representing current by the applied circuit voltage.:)
     
  3. twister

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    Mar 31, 2009
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    am i correct:
    value representing current = current across shunt.
    applied circuit voltage = voltage across the load?
     
  4. b.shahvir

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    Jan 6, 2009
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    Actually, value representing current = current thru shunt (load current), current thru meter proportional to voltage drop across shunt but calliberated to record load current!


    You are correct!
     
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