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A galvanometer is a type of ammeter an instrument for detecting and measuring electric current.

A galvanometer can be converted into ammeter by connecting resistance in parallel with it.

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Q: What is galvanometer and how a galvanometer converted into an ammeter?
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How can you convert galvanometer into ammeter?

a galvanometer can be converted into ammeter by connecting a resistance in parallel with it

How you convert galvanometer into ammeter in detail?

By attaching a resistance in parallel connection with the galvanometer. Or when a low resistor connected in parallel with galvanometer ,the galvanometer is converted in ammeter. and the resistor is called shunt resistance.

Moving coil galvanometer converted into a multi range ammeter?


How do you convert galvanometer into ammeter?

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.

What is the difference between an ammeter and a voltmeter?

An ammeter measures current while a voltmeter measures voltageAn ammeter is always connected in series while a voltmeter is connected in parallelTo convert a galvanometer into an ammeter, a shunt (very small resistance) must be connected parallel to the galvanometer coil.To convert a galvanometer into a voltmeter, a large resistance must be connected in series with the galvanometer coil.

How can you convert a galvanometer to ammeter and voltmeter?

To convert a galvanometer into an ammeter, you connect a suitable shunt resistance parallel to the coil of the galvanometer.The value of this shunt resistance is low. To convert a galvanometer into a voltmeter you connect a suitable high resistance in series with the coil of the galvanometer.

What is a galvanometer called when calibrated to read current?

That would be an ammeter.

What kind of meter is created when is shunt is added to a galvanometer?

A galvanometer with a low resistance shunt in parallel makes an ammeter.

High resistance in parallel connected with galvanometer to form voltmeter?

That won't work. To convert an ammeter (a galvanometer is a very sensitive type of ammeter) you connect a high value resistor in series with it.

How is an ammeter converted to a voltmeter?

An ammeter can be converted into a voltmeter by connecting a resistor in series with it. This works best if the ammeter is a very sensitive ammeter, such as in the micro ampere range. More commonly, a voltmeter (or sensitive ammeter) is converted into an ammeter by placing a small resistor in parallel with it.

What instrument is used in a lab to measure electrical cureent?

Either an ammeter or a galvanometer is.

A moving coil galvanometer can be used as an ammeter by adding?

a series resistence with its coil

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