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Electric Current Shunt

From the Collection of Kiewa Valley Historical Society Mount Beauty Information Centre 31 Bogong High Plains Rd Mt Beauty Victoria

Description
Made of copper the shunt has a middle cube with 12 sheets of copper, 5mm apart formed like shelves. On either side of the cube are two shelves coming out from the middle. Both have 2 hollow circles 17.5mm in diameter 25 mm apart in the middle. At the Join of the 'shelves' and cube is a screw on each side.
Size
cube: 115 mm long x 82.5 mm wide x 75 mm high. with shelf extensions from middle of cube 60mm long x 82.5 mm wide and 10 mm thick The cube has 12 sheets of copper 5 mm apart lengthwise. The stews are hexagonal and 10mm in diameter.
Object Registration
KVHS 0384
Keywords
kiewa hydro electric scheme. secv. hydro generator. victorian electricity grid, power station. electricity., resistor
Historical information
This shunt is a type of resistor built of copper and designed to carry a current. It was part of the Hydro generator control metering system. It reduces the large current to a small voltage.
Significance
Historical: This equipment represents a major construction and ongoing operational industry dealing with the supply of hydro electricity to Victoria.
Inscriptions & Markings
Screwed in metal plaque: Deriv. 1662691 / OHM 0.0000833 / AMP 1200 on the side of the cube above a shelf and on the opposite shelf:
ALTO ----> (also a metal plaque screwed on).
Last updated
7 Feb 2020 at 11:17AM