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ammeter

 [am´me-ter]
an instrument for measuring in amperes the strength of a current flowing in a circuit.

am·me·ter (am),

(am'mē-ter),
An instrument for measuring the strength of electric current in amperes.

ammeter

/am·me·ter/ (am´me-ter) an instrument for measuring in amperes or subdivisions of amperes the strength of a current flowing in a circuit.

am·me·ter

(am) (am'ē-tĕr)
An instrument for measuring strength of electric current in amperes.

am·me·ter

(am) (am'ē-tĕr)
An instrument for measuring strength of electric current in amperes.

ammeter (am´ētur),

n a contraction of amperemeter. An apparatus that measures the amperage of an electric current.
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April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ROHM has recently announced the development of high power ultra-low-ohmic shunt resistors ideal for current detection in applications with increased power requirements, such as automotive systems and industrial equipment.
Bi-directional current sensing detects over-current conditions during positive and negative load currents without any external shunt resistors.
com/motor, motor-driven applications such as appliances and automobiles, can cost-effectively reduce energy consumption by replacing expensive optical or hall-effect encoders with inexpensive shunt resistors.
70-uV maximum offset voltage and low gain error enable the use of smaller shunt resistors to reduce power consumption, board space and BOM.
Other built-in functions include current feedback via dedicated internal shunt resistors and a temperature sensing device.
In addition, the reduced number of connections and the discrete implementation leads to the potential use of three shunt resistors via low-cost isolation on digital data paths, instead of using significantly more expensive isolated sensors.
Accent now offers two Stabilization Kits consisting of series and shunt resistors that simplify the modification of the loading of the device-under-test (DUT) to render it stable during measurement.