# Convert 5 mlw to w

In this article I will show you how to convert 5 milliwatts into watts. Throughout the explanation below I might also call it 5 mlw to w. They are the same thing!

## How to Convert Milliwatts to Watts

A milliwatt is smaller than a watt. I know that a mlw is smaller than a w because of something called conversion factors.

Put very simply, a conversion factor is a number that can be used to change one set of units to another, by multiplying or dividing it. So when we need to convert 5 milliwatts into watts, we use a conversion factor to get the answer.

The conversion factor for mlw to w is:

1 mlw = 0.001 w

Now that we know what the conversion factor is, we can easily calculate the conversion of 5 mlw to w by multiplying `0.001` by the number of milliwatts we have, which is 5.

5 x 0.001 = 0.005 w

So, the answer to the question "what is 5 milliwatts in watts?" is 0.005 w.

## Milliwatts to Watts Conversion Table

Below is a sample conversion table for mlw to w:

Milliwatts (mlw) Watts (w)
0.010
0.10
10
20
30
50.01
100.01
200.02
500.05
1000.1
10001

## Best Conversion Unit for 5 mlw

Sometimes when you work with conversions from one unit to another, the numbers can get a little confusing. Especially when dealing with really large numbers.

I've also calculated what the best unit of measurement is for 5 mlw.

To determine which unit is best, I decided to define that as being the unit of measurement which is as low as possible, without going below 1. Smaller numbers are more easily understood and can make it easier for you to understand the measurement.

The best unit of measurement I have found for 5 mlw is milliwatts and the amount is 5 mlw.