How Does An Electrical Shunt Work?

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An electrical shunt is an electronic device that allows electric current to pass from one point to another in a circuit using the path of least resistance. Basically it is used to cause current to travel down a different path such as when Christmas lights fails due to one of the filaments burning out, yet the light continue to shine. The way this works is the electrical resistance becomes high and the higher voltage causes the shunt to short out and become part of the circuit allowing electricity to pass.
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An electrical shunt works by being a high wattage resister that is adjustable to any given current, to have a lower wattage thus, varying the electrical current.
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