current hogging

current hogging

[′kər·ənt ‚häg·iŋ]
(electronics)
A condition in which the largest fraction of a current passes through one of several parallel logic circuits because it has a lower resistance than the others.
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A 5 [ohms], thin-film, ballast resistor is placed in series with each emitter finger to minimize the possibility of device burnout due to current hogging.

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