What is resistance
According to Fluke: Resistance is a measure of the opposition to current flow in an electrical circuit.
Resistance is measured in ohms, symbolized by the Greek letter omega (Ω).
Resistance measurements are normally taken to indicate the condition of a component or a circuit.
- The higher the resistance, the lower the current flow. If abnormally high, one possible cause (among many) could be damaged conductors due to burning or corrosion. All conductors give off some degree of heat, so overheating is an issue often associated with resistance.
- The lower the resistance, the higher the current flow. Possible causes: insulators damaged by moisture or overheating.