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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by [email protected], Sep 21, 2005.

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  1. Guest

    I need some cheap sources for electronic parts in small quantities. I
    have some of those 50 in 1 kits to raid, but I'm going to need some
    IC's as well. Any suggestions?

    Ralph
     
  2. Chris

    Chris Guest

    Hi, Ralph. If you're in the States, try these:

    http://www.digikey.com/
    Digi-Key Corporation

    http://www.jdr.com/interact/default.asp
    JDR Microdevices

    https://www.jameco.com
    Jameco Electronics

    http://www.mouser.com/
    Mouser Electronics

    DigiKey is more oriented toward engineering sales these days, but their
    catalog is very comprehensive. The other three are more oriented
    toward hobbyists. JDR specializes in PCs and computer parts as well,
    and Jameco is the most pure "hobbyist" source.

    I particularly like Mouser. Their catalog is comprehensive, and
    suitable for an engineering shop. They still have a hobbyist
    orientation, though. In fact, they're the only one of the above with
    no minimum order. And, if you're willing to wait for snail mail,
    they'll actually ship your parts Parcel Post to save you a few more
    bucks. You have to specifically ask for this service, though.

    All of the above have free paper catalogs available from their websites
    by filling out a questionaire. Well worth it to have all four
    catalogs.

    Good luck
    Chris
     
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