Shunt regulators are simpler than series regulators and sometimes only consist of a voltage-reference diode and are used in very low-powered circuits where the amount of wasted current is too small to be of any concern. Several simple DC power supplies regulate the voltage by using a shunt regulator.
Beside this, what is the use of shunt?
Current shunt resistors are low resistance precision resistors used to measure AC or DC electrical currents by the voltage drop those currents create across the resistance. Sometimes called an ammeter shunt, it is a type of current sensor.
What is a shunt voltage reference?
A shunt voltage reference only requires two terminals and is functionally similar to a Zener diode where the voltage drop across the device is constant after reaching a minimum operating current through the device.
What does shunt do?
A ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt is a medical device that relieves pressure on the brain caused by fluid accumulation. VP shunting is a surgical procedure that primarily treats a condition called hydrocephalus. This condition occurs when excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collects in the brain's ventricles.