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Discussion in 'Electronics Resources' started by Swat791, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. Swat791

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    What different places on line to buy parts.

    I'm looking for 12vdc DPDT mini relays, LEDs, mini boards, diodes, solar panels, etc.

    Thanks,
    Donnie
     
  2. Dave

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  4. Pootworm

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    It's in his typing, can't you see it?

    I use Digi-key for pretty much everything. Every order I've placed has been shipped the same day. Also, I check Mouser from time to time, but I haven't ordered there.

    Sparkfun is usually a little more expensive and ships slower, but they have some interesting stuff as well. Plus great tutorials.
     
  5. cheddy

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    You can buy most of those things at Radio Shack or Fry's Electronics
     
  6. Dave

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    As the Site Admin I am almighty and know everything :p

    Seriously, the first link is the international link where the OP can select their country of origin. I put the UK link in for completeness since it is the one I use for RS.

    Dave
     
  7. eeboy

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    I am in the USA...

    My preferred vendors are Digi-Key and Mouser. However, there are a few others that I will source parts from if I can't find what I need.. Allied, Newark, Jameco are just a few.

    If you are from the UK, I recall Maplin Electronics is fairly large over there. I've read this in articles... never used them myself obviously.
     
  8. Dave

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    Maplins are very good for walk-in purchases because of their ubiquity (well not quite but they are common). Never use their net-services so can't comment.

    Dave
     
  9. Voltboy

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    I always use Mouser.

    RadioShack is pretty expensive.
     
  10. thingmaker3

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    I'm a cheapskate. If I cant find it at low cost from Cascade Surplus, All Electronics, or eBay, then and only then do I drive over to my local Norvac.
     
  11. lightingman

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    Hi,In the U.K. Rapid electronics is a very reliable source of components, at a reasonable price and thier range of products is increasing year to year...Daniel.
     
  12. Swat791

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    That's why I asked:)

    I found 3 diodes at All Electronics for .80 cents (for the three). I had to get some at RS and they were $1.59 for 2....that equals 79.5 cents each. Talk about mark up.

    Thanks for your responses!

    Donnie
     
  13. cumesoftware

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    LEDs can be even cheaper that that. I often buy them around 0.20 Eur a piece.

    I suggest we use the name R$ for RadioShack from now on, just like M$ is for Microsoft. :D:D:D
     
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