Following are main difference between shunt voltages regulator and series voltages regulator
|Shunt voltages regulator
||Series voltages regulator
|Shunt voltage regulator has good voltage regulation even at high load currents.
||Series voltage regulator has not so good voltage regulation at high load currents.
|In the shunt voltage regulator the output DC voltage is constant.
||In the series voltage regulator the output DC voltages is not constant.
|Shunt voltage regulator is connected in shunt with the load.
||Series voltages regulator is connected in series with the load.
|Shunt voltages regulator has good efficiency for low load current.
||It has good efficiency for higher load currents.
|It is appropriate for light loads.
||It is appropriate for heavy loads.
|Shunt voltage regulator has poor voltage is constant.
||Series voltages regulator has better voltage regulation.
|The control element has to bear the load voltage across it. So, it is a high voltage low current device.
||The control element has to carry the load current. So, it is a high current low voltage device.