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Is it OK to connect multiple Zener diodes in parallel?

Is it OK to connect multiple Zener diodes in parallel?

No, Zener diodes must not be connected in parallel for the purpose of increasing the allowable power dissipation.
If two Zener diodes are connected in parallel, the one with the lower Zener voltage will conduct most of the Zener current, possibly exceeding its allowable power dissipation.

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