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Old 15th January 2012, 08:48 PM   #11
Minion is offline Minion  Canada
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I have a 400 square foot workshop full of parts and I still find I don"t have the right parts for a lot of things ......

I have all possible values of ceramic caps from 1pf to 1uF , Most Film box caps in values from 1nf to 1uF , Most electrolytics from 1uF to 10,000uF , all resistors from 1 ohm to 10 M , most values of pots and trim pots from 1k to 1m , Lots of FR4 PCB material and lots of assorted sized AC Power transformers , mostly slavaged or from walmarts , and lots of assorted Diodes , bridges , Transistors , fets , opamps , timers , terminal blocks , sockets , tube sockets , regulators , Power amp IC"s ......

Here is a good place for getting cheap components and the shipping is quick and cheap though their selection isn"t the best but it"s slowly getting better ......

Tayda Electronics

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Old 15th January 2012, 11:43 PM   #12
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Illusus, you have PM.

Minion,

Thanks for stopping buy. That place place is pretty cheap. How do you find the quality of their parts? Prototype quality only or generally suitable for final builds also?

Your shop sounds envious
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Old 15th January 2012, 11:57 PM   #13
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Illusus, you have PM.

Minion,

Thanks for stopping buy. That place place is pretty cheap. How do you find the quality of their parts? Prototype quality only or generally suitable for final builds also?

Your shop sounds envious
Their parts are the quality of most components you would find in most consumer gear out there , not high end just general purpose parts ......
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Old 16th January 2012, 03:02 AM   #14
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Cool, thanks. Wish they had rotary switches
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Old 16th January 2012, 03:56 AM   #15
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I'm buying metal film resistors from multicomp & vishay @ newark.com
2 -3 watt range fits either tube or transistor. Typically $.02 to $.06. I buy 5% tolerance, but they usually come in all the same value, not random. This fills in the bags sorted by decades I have of RS grab bags and removed from equipment,
I keep .47, 1 & 2 ohm 5W wirewound, and 1,2 ohm 25 watt resistors.
I keep a set of 1 W zener diodes, 3.3v, 5.1v, 8v, 12v, 15v, 30v. Have used many in repairs.
The base of my capacitor stock were RS grab bags or parts I pulled out of dead PCAT power supplies or dead terminals, but I fill in. Typically 50V X7R ceramic caps or occasionally surplus price film dielectric, up to 400 VDC. I'll go as high as $.45 if it is something I need, but I buy dozens, not one of anything. If I find something film > 50v <$.20 values I don't have at newark or mouser, I buy a dozen.
I keep MPS8099 transistors $.08, MPSA56 transistors $.03, TIP41C and TIP42C transistors $.35, MJ21193 and MJ21194 transistors, $4.
I keep a few 400 vAC 16 a triacs.
All ON semi from newark.com so I know they are genuine.
I keep AG3 fuses in .5, 1, 2,3,4,6,8, 15, 20 amps. I keep MDL fuses in 3 6, & 10 amps. I keep surplus fuseholders. I keep 3 and 5 amp aC breakers.
I keep 8 pin phosphor bronze dip sockets, $.35, which can be double stacked to make 14 or 16 pin.
I keep 4558, TIP82, ST33078, RC4560 op amps. Had to recently add 4558 because everything else was too fast.
I keep MR856 fast recovery rectifiers $.62, and because they won't fit in the hole sometimes, 1n4148. I keep 25 amp 400 v bridge rectifiers, $2.40.
I keep teflon insulated wire in 28, 24, and 18 gauge from surplus houses. I have PVC insulated 20, 14, and 10 gauge.
I have the odd MOS surge supressors and NTC resistors removed from PCAT power supplies and dead variable frequency motor drives. These are also useful for relays, fans, heatsinks.
I keep 10k, 25k, 100k rotary trimpots. I find 1 M and 100,1000 salvage in terminals etc.
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Old 16th January 2012, 02:15 PM   #16
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Thanks for the suggestions Jo!
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