Components supplier. Help please.

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by waitsmusic, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. waitsmusic

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    Dec 3, 2010
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    Hi,

    I'm just getting into this game with my son and I'm looking for a reliable (and cheap if possible!) components supplier. I did a google and these guys seem prominent -any of them any good?

    Help much appreciated,

    WM

    RS Components
    Maplin
    BitsBox
     
  2. bertus

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    Hello,

    Good to hear you like the site.
    If you have any questions, start asking.
    We will be happy to answer the questions.

    There is also the eBook, see the tabs on the top of the page.

    Did you also look at the useful websites thread:
    Useful websites for electronics (Ver. 2)
    In that thread you will also find suppliers.

    Or the RF related links thread:
    RF related links

    Bertus
     
  3. Markd77

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    (asuming you live in the UK)
    I'd recommend Rapid Electronics, fairly good range, good prices.
    Maplin have a fairly limited range and are expensive.
    Bitbox seem to have a tiny range.
    RS have a massive range but often you have to buy in large multiples, eg they won't sell SMD resistors apart from in 3000 reels.
     
  4. retched

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    I am guessing you are not in the US. By providing your country, we can tell you which suppliers to use and which to avoid.

    Also is that Waits as in Tom?
     
  5. orbiter

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    As well as those already mentioned I also get a lot of stuff from ebay. Here's a few of the ebay stores I buy from and can recommend...

    I get all my 3 & 5mm LEDs from here..

    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/bright-components

    Electronics components..

    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/dannell-4you

    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/J-H-Components-Limited

    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Consilium-Designs-Ltd

    Heat shrink tubing...

    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Mister-Shrink?_rdc=1

    Magnets...

    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Guys-Magnets?_rdc=1
     
  6. thatoneguy

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  7. Rbeckett

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    In the US Sparkfun, Digikey, Newark and Mouser all fill the bill. If you will fill in you home country I am sure there will be a plethora of good sources. There is a link on site with a list of suppliers and there locations. Good luck and welcome to a new addiction.
    Bob
     
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