Quote Originally Posted by kwired View Post
Remember Ohm's law?

If you have a 1000 volt source and place both a 10 ohm and a 10,000 ohm resistor in parallel across the source doesn't both carry current? One happens to carry much more current than the other but both are a part of a closed circuit with a voltage across them.

Same reason a 1500 watt heater and a 5 watt lamp both operate when connected in parallel to the same voltage source.