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Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by shumifan50, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. shumifan50

    shumifan50

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    I have been trying to find a small 5K variable resistor, surface mount and tolerance not that important, I found several on the web, but they seem to be priced exorbitantly high( > £1 each). I also looked at 10K options, but pricing seems consistently high. Their normal through hole counterparts are significantly cheaper.

    Any recommendations?
     
  2. Anon_LG

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    try this:

    http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/product/7250066/?grossPrice=Y&cm_mmc=UK|Shopping-_-Google PLA-_-Murata|Trimmer Resistors-_-7250066&kpid=&istCompanyId=f7e7b05b-2daf-4c0e-8825-3633baf8113b&istItemId=xwipptrrt&istBid=tzit&gclid=Cj0KEQjwrqieBRCln82Rgufz7I0BEiQAPNjAI1q91wvVgrjxo1gvemNYn1iYiCwkNirD0C4-MYpenXQaAlAx8P8HAQ (if you can afford to fork out 8p more than Arouse1973's product)

    or type in to Google shopping : "smt potentiometer 5K" (though "smd potentiometer 5K" also works)

    and order the results low-high
     
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  3. shumifan50

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    Both mouser and RSS adds delivery which bumps the cost to over £1 unless you order a huge amount. This is for hobby use so I don't need 100's.
    The delivery cost is why I have always avoided these companies in the past. Farnell is equally guilty.
    But thanks for your assistance.
     
  4. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    I could send you one, but I'm not confident it would make it through the mail unscathed.
     
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  5. Arouse1973

    Arouse1973 Adam

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    Yeah delivery is a pain, What about the local Maplin Store. Where abouts in the UK are you.
     
  6. shumifan50

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    I'm in Camberley. The Maplin stores closest(Farnborough & Camberley) hardly stock any components any more. I think the grey topped species(read over 60's) that loves building their own things are dying out, so they stock ready-made and some small kits.
    I have compromised and bought some slightly bigger through hole jobs from bitsbox. Got some tactile switches at the same time. I wish they stocked SMD as they do very honest business and delivery is normally next day or at most 2 days and delivery is £1.75 fixed.
     
  7. Arouse1973

    Arouse1973 Adam

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    I used to live in Bracknell, and I am sure they had one in Reading maybe try there, I wonder if they do store pick up like RS. I'll have alook
    Adam
     
  8. shumifan50

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    I see there is a RS Components counter in Hounslow, but it seems it is for business use, so I don't know whether they will serve a hobbyist.
     
  9. Arouse1973

    Arouse1973 Adam

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    Open an account, you dont have to be a business. Then select store pick up. Jobs a gooden
    Adam
     
  10. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    Even businesses might need one 5k SMD trimpot ;). In some cases from RS you might find you have to purchase a minimum quantity of five
     
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