- Joined Mar 17, 2016
Hi there. I want to build a power supply unit for my project and the schematic says I need a 5W resistor. Those are rather expensive, and I was wondering if I can use five 1W resistors instead. If I need 10 Ohm 5 W resistor, can I use five 50 Ohm 1 W resistors connected in parallel? Thank you!