# What is Extension range of ammeter and voltmeter?

## What is Extension range of ammeter and voltmeter?

There are four common devices used for the range extension of ammeter and voltmeter namely; shunts, multipliers and current and potential transformers. The shunts and multipliers are used to extend the range of moving coil ammeters and voltmeters respectively.

**How is the range of a voltmeter extended?**

Multipliers: The range of voltmeter can be extended by connecting a high resistance, called multiplier in series with the voltmeter (Figure 2(b)). The multiplier limits the voltage drop so that it does not exceed the value of full scale and thus prevents from being damaged.

### What is the range on the voltmeter?

1000 to 3000 volts

Practical laboratory voltmeters have maximum ranges of 1000 to 3000 volts (V). Most commercially manufactured voltmeters have several scales, increasing in powers of 10; for example, 0-1 V, 0-10 V, 0-100 V, and 0-1000 V.

**What is range extension?**

Range Extension (RE) is a Market Profile concept. After the market opens we wait until two brackets have completed in order to establish the Initial Balance (IB). The IB demarcates the High and Low for the first two brackets of trading which is usually the first one hour of trading but does not have to be.

## What is meant by range of ammeter?

Brainly User. The range of any meter, from ammeter in your lab to speedometer in a car, vary according to their use. The ammeters used in the college laboratory have range of (0–50) mA , (0–100) mA as high as (0–500) mA. The reason is simple, we do not work with current higher than this.

**How can we increase the range of ammeter?**

The range of the ammeter can be increased by connecting a suitable low resistance parallel to the ammeter. This reduces the effective resistance. Reducing the resistance increases the current flow through the ammeter.

### What is the formula of ammeter?

Find Least count of Ammeter and Voltmeter given below

Voltmeter | Ammeter |
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For Voltmeter, We see that 10 Divisions is equal to 5 Volts So, Least Count = 5/10 = 0.5 V | For Ammeter, We see that 10 Divisions is equal to 100 Milli Amperes So, Least Count = 100/10 mA = 10 mA = 10 × 10 -3 A = 10 -2 A = 0.01 A |

**How the range of DC ammeter and DC voltmeter can be extended?**

To increase the ranges of ammeter, we need to connect a small shunt resistance in parallel with ammeters. To increase the ranges of a voltmeter, we need to connect a high series of multiplier resistance in series with voltmeters. We can extend the range of ammeter by keeping a shunt resistance.

## Why do we need to extend the range of a voltmeter?

Due to difficulty in measuring high voltages with normal voltmeters, it is, therefore, necessary to bring those high values to normal values that can be measurable by voltmeters. This process is called the extension of range of voltmeter.

**What is meant by extension of range of voltmeter?**

Due to difficulty in measuring high voltages with normal voltmeters, it is, therefore, necessary to bring those high values to normal values that can be measurable by voltmeters. This process is called the extension of range of voltmeter.

### What is range extension of ammeter by current transformer?

Range Extension of Ammeter by Current Transformer. For ranges above 0 – 250 A, a current transformer is used in conjunction with 0 – 5 A moving iron AC ammeter as shown in the figure. The current transformer is a step up transformer i.e. number of secondary turns is more than the primary turns.

**How to extend the range of a voltmeter using multiplier?**

Multipliers are used for the range extension of voltmeters. The multiplier is a non-inductive high-value resistance connected in series with the instrument whose range is to be extended. The combination is connected across the circuit whose voltage is to be measured. Example: A moving coil voltmeter reading up to 20 mV has a resistance of 2 ohms.

## How to extend the range of an ammeter to full scale deflection?

Thus any basic ammeter’s range can be extended to the, required full scale deflection. Let us take an ammeter whose basic range (full scale deflection) is l m A. Let its range be extended by ‘N’ times making the new full scale deflection after extension to be equal to I A.