One question that I have concerning shunts. We have various values of bar shunts here at our lab that we use for measuring current levels from 10a to 5000a. Is it necessary to actually prove the resistive value at various temperature due to self-heating, or is it acceptable to use thermal coefficients from the manufacturer? Also, in dealing with the high current, it is also important on the physical connections and orientation of the connections. Do you have any good sources of information on this topic?
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