# Parts...

#### Swat791

Joined Nov 28, 2007
3
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

#### Pootworm

Joined May 18, 2007
29
How do you know he's from the UK?
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.

#### cheddy

Joined Oct 19, 2007
87
You can buy most of those things at Radio Shack or Fry's Electronics

#### Dave

Joined Nov 17, 2003
6,970
How do you know he's from the UK?
As the Site Admin I am almighty and know everything

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

#### eeboy

Joined Sep 27, 2007
90
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.

#### Dave

Joined Nov 17, 2003
6,970
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.
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

#### Voltboy

Joined Jan 10, 2007
197
I always use Mouser.

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

#### thingmaker3

Joined May 16, 2005
5,084
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.

#### lightingman

Joined Apr 19, 2007
374
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.

#### Swat791

Joined Nov 28, 2007
3
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 #### bloguetronica Joined Apr 27, 2007 1,449 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$1.59 for 2....that equals 79.5 cents each. Talk about mark up.
I suggest we use the name R$for RadioShack from now on, just like M$ is for Microsoft.