Connect with us

free caps?

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by John Larkin, Jan 7, 2006.

Scroll to continue with content
  1. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest


    I have several thousand 4.7 uF 35v gumdrop tantalum caps we don't need
    any more. Anybody want some?

  2. Sure. I'll pay postage for a bunch of them.
  3. Fred Bloggs

    Fred Bloggs Guest

    Why on earth would you stock several thousand of anything?
  4. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "Fred Bloggs"

    ** Maybe to get a few of them that actually work OK ;-)

    .......... Phil
  5. John  Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Not necessary. Just email me your address.

  6. John  Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Left over from a project, value changed!

    We do, at present, have well over a million parts in stock.

  7. Well I don't wish to appear greedy, but yeah, put me down for 990,000
    of them, John. ;-)
  8. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Left over from a project, value changed!

    We do, at present, have well over a million parts in stock.


    You have an app. using tantalums, where the value makes that much
    difference? If I were doing any TTL prototyping these days, I'd
    ask for a handful or so, but I'm not, so the best use I could come
    up with at the moment is to fill up that empty drawer in my Akro-Mils
    parts cabinet. :)

  9. Genome

    Genome Guest

    Are they blue or orange?

  10. John  Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Bright red. Sort of tacky, actually, which is why I don't want them on
    my boards.

  11. Genome

    Genome Guest

    Tooo right by half.

    Pale blue on a blue solder mask might work. You might accept the right
    subdued shade of green but orange is not going to cut it. Bright red doesn't
    bear thinking about.

  12. Pooh Bear

    Pooh Bear Guest

    LOL !

    We've had some boards made with red resist in the past. They look a bit wacky.

    I could scan one actually.

  13. John  Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    But seriously, if anybody needs a few of something, that's no problem.
    I suppose I could publish the inventory list...

    A lot of this stuff has to be bought by the reel, 1000 or more often
    3000 pieces, so we often have a several-lifetimes supply.

  14. John  Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    One of my customers, V*****, decided to make their ESD-sensitive
    boards red. Then their QC people decided that all boards are ESD
    sensitive, so all their boards are now red.

    Maybe *they* want some tantalum caps.

  15. John Larkin wrote...
    What's 'a matter? Red's a good color, unless it's a state,
    of course, then blue is better. But you knew that. :)
  16. Jeff L

    Jeff L Guest

    We have built boards that were many different colors: red, blue, green (many
    shades), yellow, black, clear, white. Silk screen comes in white, yellow and
    black, maybe others. Our PCB suppliers generally have a large selection of
    solder mask colors to choose from. I think orange adds a second step to the
    process so it costs a little more so watch out with that color.
  17. On boards that are not too price sensitive I like to include a few LEDs to
    indicate particular working modes, data activity etc. Looks pretty and quite
    useful in the field for 'at a a glance' analysis.


    The Consensus:-
    The political party for the new millenium
  18. What a splendidly generous chap!
    Go on, John. "Publish and be damned" as they say. No good deed ever
    goes unpunished, IME. I hope you find otherwise!
  19. John Larkin wrote...
    You don't mean over a million 4.7uF gumdrops?
  20. In another forum a chap was trying to promote the idea of utilizing
    all those spare bits that we all have lying around by putting the
    available part of our inventories on line in some kind of database.
    It's an interesting concept, though I'm not sure it's practical.

    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
Ask a Question
Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?
You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.
Electronics Point Logo
Continue to site
Quote of the day