power rating of zener in parallel

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by funwey, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. funwey

    Thread Starter New Member

    Sep 2, 2005
    I am working on a project that requires regulating 1.8V but requires Zener diode to be of large wattage (> 1.5W). There is no such single Zener diode availalbe on the market, and thus Ihave been thinking whether it is OK to put 4 pieces of 500mW Zener in parallel. Would this give the total wattage of an equivalent 2W Zener diode ?
  2. mozikluv

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jan 22, 2004
    hi funwey,

    you can also use 2 1w zeners in parallel if available. ;) :D