The way it has been explained to me, a "shunt," in the way Piper likes to use the term, is used to display amperage on the loadmeters. It's a calibrated resistor through which current flows to enable the ammeter to display the correct load.buckman said:Timebuilder,
Thanks for the reply. The shunt is located next to the alternator between the voltage regulator and the ammeter. The POH claims that "the positive output of each alternator is fed through individual shunts to the tie bus."