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Current Sensing Measures Up in Today’s Cutting-Edge Systems (Download)

Sept. 6, 2023

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As demand soars for electric vehicles and EV charging stations, renewable energy, and robotics, precise measurement solutions have become more important than ever. Few of the innovations you hear about, however, would be possible if current-sensing technology wasn’t reliable, accurate, and easy to design with.

The first thing to know is that, as the name implies, current sensors monitor a vital parameter—current—in an electrical system, which allows the system to operate as efficiently as possible. Many applications today require measuring the flow of current through a specific component or load of the system. Being able to measure that flow is either used to improve efficiency or it’s fundamental for the proper operation of the equipment. A sampling of such applications would have to include precision motor control, high-efficiency DC-DC converters, and battery chargers.

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