Parallel resistance: What type of resistance is parallel resistance?
Answer: Parallel resistance and its associate phenomenon, ‘Current Hugging’ is expressed within the established measurements of Ohm’s Law. Ohm’s Law states that under the influence of a DC voltage potential of 1 volt and a resistance of 1 Ohm, a current of 1 Ampere will flow. Because of this intimate relationship of volts in E, current in I and resistance in R, changing one of the three elements automatically changes that values of the others. For example, if the resistance value is doubled, the current flowing will be reduced to half. However if the resistance value is halved, the current is doubled. Parallel resistance circuits are capable of measuring the resistance of water by a current reading to an accuracy of 1%. Current hugging occurs if one resistor out of a parallel pair is of a lower resistance than the other and this causes more current to flow than the other.