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How is the shunt regulator used?

Latest Updated:12/01/2004

Question:

How is the shunt regulator used?

Answer:

The shunt regulator is connected in parallel with the load, which has the result of shunting the current.
It detects fluctuation of the output current and input voltage by using an operational amplifier and holds the output voltage constant by controlling a variable resistor connected in parallel with the load.

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