FAQ | Mar 08,2023
Yes, voltage can affect current sensor accuracy.
Most current sensors work on the principle of measuring the magnetic field generated by the current flowing through a conductor. This magnetic field is directly proportional to the current flowing through the conductor. However, the voltage applied to the conductor can affect the accuracy of the current measurement.
When voltage is applied to the conductor, it creates an electric field around the conductor, which can interfere with the magnetic field generated by the current flowing through the conductor. This interference can cause errors in the current measurement, leading to inaccurate results.
Therefore, it’s important to select a current sensor that is designed to work within a specific voltage range and to ensure that the voltage applied to the conductor is within the range specified by the sensor’s datasheet. Additionally, the wiring and placement of the sensor can also impact its accuracy, so it’s important to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for installation and usage.
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