Current Sensor

By Liggssss
Apr 6, 2007
  1. Would anyone happen to know what a current sensor does (asides from the obvious naming of it). In terms of its application and common use.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    name says all.

    Normally, you can place a meter inline with the circuit to measure the current,
    but there are passive (ie non-intrusive) devices that clamp around a wire
    and sense the current. This is common in high current flow circuits, like a
    car charging or starter circuits.
  3. Liggssss

    Liggssss TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yea, I know it was a silly question, I just thought that there would be some fascinating use for it. Thanks jobeard!
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