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When is a shunt regulator needed?
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A shunt regulator is a good idea if you are powering off of a standard DC power supply and you expect a system to absorb large amounts of energy.
For example, an arm moving a fairly heavy payload would need to absorb a lot of energy if it speeds the load up to a high velocity and then decelerates quickly. Some battery-powered systems may not need a shunt regulator, since the battery can absorb the excess energy.
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