Inductors in parallel are combined like resistors in
Figure 5 Inductors in Parallel
parallel as given by Equation (3-3).
. . .
When only two inductors are in parallel, as
shown in Figure 5, Equation (3-3) may be
simplified as given in Equation (3-4). As shown
in Equation (3-4), this is valid when there are
only two inductors in parallel.
Inductors will store energy in the form of a magnetic field. Circuits containing inductors will
behave differently from a simple resistance circuit. In circuits with elements that store energy,
it is common for current and voltage to exhibit exponential increase and decay (Figure 6).
Figure 6 DC Current Through an Inductor