Calculators and formulas for calculating the parallel resistance of an ammeter
This function calculates a parallel resistance to extend the measuring range of an ammeter. In principle, however, the function can also be used for any other component, whose current flow is to be reduced.
For the calculation, the ammeter current and the total current must be known. The voltage or resistance of the ammeter must also be specified. The input of the ammeter resistance is preset; it can be switched to voltage with the pulldown menu.

\(\displaystyle R_p=\frac{U_{tot}}{I_{tot}I_m}\)
\(\displaystyle R_p=\frac{R_m}{n1}\) \(\displaystyle n=\frac{I_{tot}}{I_m}\)
\(\displaystyle U_{tot} \)
Total voltage / ammeter voltage
\(\displaystyle I_{tot} \)
Total current
\(\displaystyle I_{m} \)
Current in the ammeter
\(\displaystyle R_{m} \)
Ammeter resistance
\(\displaystyle R_{p} \)
Value of the parallel resistance
\(\displaystyle P_{p} \)
Power / load capacity of the parallel resistor
