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I am looking for a 1 ohm resistor but can't seem to find them that low. Answered

Radio Shack does not have them. Typing "1 ohm resistor" in Ebay gives my a ton of what I'm not looking for.  Can anyone tell me how to get a hold of one (or several)? I'm trying to put together the drive circuit test load shown in:

https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-laser-general-guide/

Thanks very much.

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astroboy907

Best Answer 6 years ago

Mouser, Digikey, etc all carry them. Taydaelectronics.com is another good place (really cheap, resistors are generally 1c each and shipping is only like 2 bucks. Takes a couple weeks (~10 days) to get into the US though

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gmoon

6 years ago

One ohm resistors are used as test loads in all types of projects--I commonly see them in tube amplifiers. Online amp supply stores are a good place to find them...

AES is one supplier, as is Weber.

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oldmanbeefjerky

6 years ago

if you already have them. you can always try using resistors in parallel.
For instance, 2x ohm resistors in parallel make 1 ohm, 3x 3ohms 1ohm 4x 4ohm 1 ohm and so on. also incidentally the watt rating on them adds up to the sum total.

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bwrussell

6 years ago

eBay will almost always come through just use "s to narrow the search.
1 Watt
1/4 Watt

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blkhawk

6 years ago

At MPJA you can find 5watts and 120 watts, 1 ohm resistors.

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mpilchfamily

6 years ago

Need to go to an actual parts retailer like Mouser. You will find the exact parts you need at a much cheaper price then you can get at Radio Shack.