Shunt question...

stiebevstiebev Registered Users Posts: 5
I just installed (3) Kyocera KD135GX-LPU panels, a Blue Sky solar boost 3024iL controller and an IPN-ProRemote in my RV. My questions are regarding the current shunt wiring as it relates to the IPN-ProRemote; (1) What is the purpose of the shunt and do I need to install it? If not, am I losing anything by not installing it?

As you can tell, this stuff isn't my strong suit, if I had one.

Any help will be much appreciated.

Sunchaser

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  • CariboocootCariboocoot ✭✭ Banned Posts: 17,615 ✭✭
    Re: Shunt question...

    A shunt is basically a fixed or "known" resistance in series with wiring. As such, a meter can be wired to either side of it and carry and read a small, proportional amount of the total current. If your unit says it needs it, is needs it: there's no other way it will measure current.
  • stiebevstiebev Registered Users Posts: 5
    Re: Shunt question...

    Thanks Marc, I appreciate the info. Installed the shunt yesterday so now the total installation is complete and I'm a happy camper.
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