- an instrument for detecting the existence of an electric current and determining its direction.
Origin of galvanoscope
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The galvanoscope may also be put into the circuit as in Fig. 113.
To test the voltage of batteries we must be able to control our galvanoscope.
Broadly speaking, a galvanoscope is an instrument that detects the presence of electric currents.
The galvanoscope merely indicates the presence of a current.Things a Boy Should Know About Electricity
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On account of the peculiar arrangement of the legs, the galvanoscope can be made to stand firmly, even upon uneven surfaces.
- a galvanometer that depends for its action on the deflection of a magnetic needle in a magnetic field produced by the electric current that is to be detected
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