Aquiring components

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Blackbull, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. Blackbull

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    I can get components from the two largest suppliers in the U.K. through a friend, and I can walk into Maplin and buy stuff. Has anyone any tips if these outlets do not have something I need. Thanks.
     
  2. KMoffett

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    It would help to know where you are. Maybe you could fill in your location in the User CP. ;)

    Ken
     
  3. kubeek

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    Also kinda depends on what you need ;)
     
  4. Blackbull

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    England, GB, United Kingdom. I wanted a LT1007AN8 op-amp, RS don't stock them and even if they did they would't sell me one. Got a 1007CN8 from Farnell ( they dont stock 'A's) It's not a problem, just wondered how hobbyists source parts, for future reference.
     
  5. SgtWookie

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    Farnell and Arrow Electronics UK are two authorized distributors for Linear Technology's products there.
    For the complete list, go here:
    http://www.linear.com/contact/salesoffices/intl_offices.jsp#uk

    It is best to consult the manufacturer's website both for current datasheets and currently authorized distributors. Unfortunately, semiconductor counterfeiting has become a large problem over the last few years. The only way to ensure that you are obtaining a genuine item is by purchasing it either direct from the company, or a currently authorized distributor.

    The LT1007A has very nice specs.
     
  6. Blackbull

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    Interesting Sgt. didn't know about counterfeit components. One of those suppliers is quite close to here, on American standards anyway, I've heard you travel two hundred miles for a night out.
     
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