A resistive Load is a type of load that contains no inductance or capacitance, but only pure resistance, for example, incandescent light bulbs or toasters. When a resistive load is turned on, the voltage and current reach its steady-state without exceeding it first. Unlike Inductive Loads, resistive loads do not generate Back EMF but Contract Protection for cold filament Inrush current may be required. Reed Switches perform best when switching resistive loads with minimal inrush current. Resistive loads having inrush should be protected with protection circuits.