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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Christopher A. Steele, Sep 3, 2004.

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  1. I'm going to build a very basic ultrasonic cleaning tank based on a
    555 and using a piezoelectric tweeter (which I will probably have to
    waterproof somehow).

    I live in San Diego, CA, and welcome any suggestions for a reliable
    parts supplier, either local or on the Web.

    Anybody 'less expensive' than Radio Shack? (I read an NG comment that
    they have such tweeters for around $5, but have found piezo tweeters
    for about $3.80 on the net and, since I am temporarily on disability [
    get this: black widow spider bite, siezure, dislocated shoulder, two
    operations! <G> ], cost is a concern.

    Christopher A. Steele
    Son of Col. M.J. Steele, USASA/AGC, Fts: Devens, Rucker, Lawton,
    OATerm, +


    ps. if there is an FAQ that you think I might find useful, please let
    me know.
     
  2. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Digikey, at www.digikey.com

    Try to order all your parts at once, so you have at least a $25.00 order.
    (They charge an additional $5.00, I think, for orders <$25.00.)
     
  3. Everybody is less expensive than Radio Shack :)

    For wide selection:
    www.digikey.com
    www.mouser.com

    For low prices and surplus:
    All Electronics Corp.
    Halted Specialties
    And numerous others that advertise in the magazine Nuts & Volts.
     
  4. Si Ballenger

    Si Ballenger Guest

    I get pretty good service from bgmicro below:

    http://www.bgmicro.com/catalog.asp
     
  5. Dave and Michael:

    Thanks to both of you for taking the time to give me some advice!

    Christopher
     
  6. Louis Hom

    Louis Hom Guest

    A late reply, but if you find yourself in a bind and need something local,
    you might try Gateway Electronics east of Clairemont Mesa off of Ruffin
    Road.
     
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