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Where to order components online?

Post by karim » Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:34 am

Not Ebay.

Anywhere in particular that folx like to order their electronic components such as LEDs, resistors, ICs, etc?

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Post by macfrank » Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:33 am

In no particular order:

Most of these places also deal with surplus/excess inventory, plus new:

All Electronics
Jameco
JDR
Electronics 123
Gateway Electronuics
BG Micro
Electronics Goldmine

For new components, you can't beat Digi-key. They can be pricey, but they can also be cheap:

Digi-Key

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Post by One AM » Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:27 pm

Though I'm no expert, mouser.com had quick shipping and the ability to order single items, as well as in bulk when I ordered from them.

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Post by Scott Hasty » Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:00 pm

One AM wrote:Though I'm no expert, mouser.com had quick shipping and the ability to order single items, as well as in bulk when I ordered from them.
Mouser is the only place I'd recommend. I've dealt with them all personally and professionally. Hell, I'd rather order from Mouser than go to the local suppliers. I HATE DigiKey! They are slow and their online catalog is worthless.

As far as LED's, I know you said no eBay, but I order from this guy all the time. He contacts you with all necessary information and returns emails quickly!

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZwilni14QQhtZ-1

And as you can see, the prices a a bit cheaper than the electronic component houses charge.

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Post by karim » Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:49 pm

Scott Hasty wrote: Mouser is the only place I'd recommend. I've dealt with them all personally and professionally. Hell, I'd rather order from Mouser than go to the local suppliers. I HATE DigiKey! They are slow and their online catalog is worthless.

As far as LED's, I know you said no eBay, but I order from this guy all the time. He contacts you with all necessary information and returns emails quickly!

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZwilni14QQhtZ-1

And as you can see, the prices a a bit cheaper than the electronic component houses charge.

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Thanks Scottie,

I said no ebay because I can't (and won't) use Paypal.

I'll check out mouser.com.

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Post by en'til Zog » Sat Jun 30, 2007 8:22 pm

For those little things that light up (not midgets with cigars...)

theledlight.com and
superbrightleds.com

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Post by jwrjr » Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:38 pm

The two places that I order from regularly are: Mouser and Digikey. I've never had trouble getting same-day shipping from Digikey, while Mouser sometimes takes longer. But Mouser often has better prices (esp. PIC-type chips).

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Post by trekgeezer » Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:46 pm

For reasonably priced LEDs, wire, and resistors try http://www.lsdiodes.com/shop/
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Post by Ytierian » Sun Jul 22, 2007 7:23 pm

Ok, I've been doing some ordering and here's my "results"

Jameco - fast order processing, fast shipping; even the ground service to me took only 3 days - IC's, resistors, caps, boards, wire, misc.

Unique LED's (http://www.unique-leds.com/index.php) - probably the best place I've seen. They have lots of variety, including those almost impossible to find 1.8mm LEDS (YES, just over 1/2 the size of 3mm). They also have super-brights at reasonable prices (12,000 mcd red @ .45, 12,000 mcd white @ .40 both in 5mm) - This will be the only place I get my LEDs

Digi-Key - some say yes, some say no. I'm in the yes column. Fast order confirmation, fast shipping, fast delivery (ok, so I'm in the same state as they are, might have something to do with it) - But between Jameco and Digi, I can get everything else I need.

Ok, back to working on my Rotating Bussard Collectors (sometimes working with FO is a pain - 72 #74 holes in a 7/8" diameter styrene disk) - maybe I'll post pics, drawings etc when I get further along.

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Post by Sparky » Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:42 pm

Mouser is where I got my small gauge stranded wire and other surface moutn LEDs
http://www.mouser.com/index.cfm?handler=home

I recently order direct from these guys several White surface mount LEDs since digikey showed out of stock on so many of the kigbright LEDs.
http://www.us.kingbright.com/
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Post by Kylwell » Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:56 pm

I'd also like to back Mouser.

Made a small oder for items no one else had (really fine wire & solder). Arrived without an issue.

Then a week later the catalog showed up.

All 3 inches thick of it.
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Post by Jhums » Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:32 am

what about leddealer.com - are they any good?

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Post by Sparky » Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:28 pm

Spark Fun continues to add modules and devices to their product line:

They have a small RGB LED on a board that has a programmable chip driver. You can program a specific sequence and then when power is applied to the board the LED will run that sequence.

Spark Fun:
http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/produc ... s_id=8579#

Here's the data sheet:
http://thingm.com/fileadmin/thingm/down ... asheet.pdf
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Post by Madman Lighting » Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:08 pm

I've always had good results with mouser, Digi-key and super bright leds. (yes, now you all know where I buy my parts!)

Thanks for posting about unique LEDs! I'd not seen them before and I LIKE those 1.8 mm LEDs. Maybe I'll come out with an accessory pack of 1.8mm LEDs for my kit.

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Post by USS Atlantis » Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:00 pm

LEDs of various types; 1.8mm, 3mm, 5mm, 8mm, 10mm, flat-tops, bi and tri-color, blinking and even SMDs

Reasonable prices, quantity discounts and fast shipping (3-4 days to get to MN with standard shipping) from their site in Oklahoma City.

I personally don't buy LEDs from anyplace else

Unique LEDs - check them out
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Post by Tchail » Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:08 pm

I'll second Sparky's recommendation of Fiber Optic Products.

http://www.fiberopticproducts.com/

I've placed a few orders with them, and they've always been very quick to ship.

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Post by Darkowski » Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:04 pm

I'm in the process of ordering a few fiber optic cables from fiberopticproducts.com, and I'm not sure if I should also order the pc-2 cutter and the glue...

What do you guys use for cutting and gluing fiberoptics? I've never worked with fiberoptics before...

Thanks!

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Post by Sparky » Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:19 pm

Spru cutters, Elmer's white glue, or the new orderless super glue, or the new black CA. do not use kicker, this will over heat the fiber optic and the vapors or chemical reaction of the CA will cause the fiber optic to be come brittle there.

you shouldn't be getting the glass fiber optic cable, so you won't need fancy cutters and polishers.

the key is make sure the fiber optic is very secure, if a strand or bundle pops out of place after the model is sealed up, all that work to get the holes in place and fibers laced will be wasted.
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Post by Sparky » Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:52 pm

Just want to post this note from another thread, here, so it won't get trimmed away:

UK supplier for 1mm Fiber Optic:
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Hobby's stock far more than 1mm F/O and at as good a price as you'll get in the UK. The Hobby's catalog is also readily available in WH Smiths, Menzies, etc. You can pay using cheque/postal order.
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Post by Sparky » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:50 am

Looks like the fiber optics store is back, their sampler pack is very useful. I've used nearly all the fiber I got in this pack:

http://www.thefiberopticstore.com/FOS-mainpage.htm
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Post by Sparky » Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:14 pm

Here's a source someone just got some surface mount LEDs from. The price on their LEDs seems high, though the output may be vary bright compared to traditional sources of LEDs (digikey or mouser).

But the thing that caught my eye is the magnet wire that strips via heat application, aka pre tinning.
http://www.ngineering.com/accessories.htm

No more scrapping and ending up with a broken wire from a scraping induced nick. I'll have to check for heat stripped magnet wire at digikey...
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Post by grayson72 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:31 pm

Has anyone tried these guys? They sell LEDs with the resistors attached.

http://www.goldengadgets.com/led-lights ... bulbs.html

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CCFLs and inverters?

Post by Sayanora » Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:18 pm

Does anyone know of good place to get a good selection of CCFLs sizes plus their inverters?

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Post by jedi_modeler » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:38 am

Would anyone recommend blinking LED's? I've heard they're not very reliable but have never tried them.
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Post by Sparky » Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:59 pm

Source for FPGA type components, this basically a chip that can be figured to act like a bunch of counters AND,OR,etc flip flops and a lot more I'm really simplifying here. If you prefer to design in hardware rather than writing in C code on a micro-controller this is the option. some generate their own clocks too so you won't need even external oscillator parts.

The Xilinx FPGAs, like the Spartan family, use a configuration rom. The Coolrunner parts are not FPGAs but simple PLDs.

Take a look at Actel (now Microsemi SoC). Their FPGAs are truly flash based so they don't require a configuration rom. And the programmer is only $49. The website is www.actel.com.
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Post by Tchail » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:11 am

There's also uniqueleds.com.

As the name suggests, the have LEDs of all shapes, sizes, and colors.

I have ordered from them and had a good experience.
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Post by chiver » Mon May 13, 2013 2:20 pm

so i baught my leds ina na led pack from modelers brand. and now i am lookign to replenish some of my stock. what should i take into concideration when ordering? how will i know how bright it will be? how do i know what size i should get and if its defused how do i know if its going ot be bright on the sides?
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Post by chiver » Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:13 pm

i found an online store ic touch store

they have many packes of leds and many other components for cheep. ie 900 leds for about 25 bucks. has anyone heard of them or used them?
or is this too good to be true?

im thinking of buying from them but am kinda nervous as it does seam too good to be true.
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