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Small/Cheap Galvanometer Needed

  1. May 7, 2009 #1
    Hello,

    I'm doing an experiment and need a small and cheap galvanometer. Does anyone know where can I find it?

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  3. May 7, 2009 #2

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    What do you actually need to measure? A small current or a small voltage? What magnitude?

    Does the instrument need to be a ballistic galvanometer, or would a short time constant be ok?
     
  4. May 7, 2009 #3
    A need to detect small currents and indicating the direction of them.

    Any galvanometer would be ok.
     
  5. May 7, 2009 #4

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    How small? A milliampere? A microampere? A nanoampere? A picoampere?
     
  6. May 7, 2009 #5
    I meant small = small in size (not the range).
     
  7. May 7, 2009 #6

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    You said "A need to detect small currents and indicating the direction of them."

    That's "small currents", which has nothing to do with the physical size of the instrument.

    How small are the currents you need to detect?
     
  8. May 8, 2009 #7
    microamps or even milliamps would be OK as I can vary the other components.
     
  9. May 8, 2009 #8

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