25th November 2019


What does a shunt in the brain do?

A ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt is a medical device that relieves pressure on the brain caused by fluid accumulation. VP shunting is a surgical procedure that primarily treats a condition called hydrocephalus. This condition occurs when excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collects in the brain's ventricles.

Similarly one may ask, what is the purpose of the shunt resistor?

An ammeter shunt allows the measurement of current values too large to be directly measured by a particular ammeter. In this case the shunt, a manganin resistor of accurately known resistance, is placed in parallel with the moving coil galvanometer, thus all of the current to be measured will flow through it.

What is a shunt relay?

The Emergency Shunt Relay is a Normally Closed (NC), electrically-held relay to be wired in parallel with a wall switch and automatically shunts manually controlled emergency lighting during a power outage.

What is the use of shunt capacitor?

Shunt capacitor banks are primarily used to improve the power factor in the network. They also improve the voltage stability and reduce network losses. Improving the power factor also means a higher power transmission capability and increased control of the power flow.
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