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Old 1st January 2007, 08:10 AM   #1
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I want to build some interconnects. Can anyone tell me Canadian sources to purchase the parts. I know of parts connexion.....any others?

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Mike
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Old 1st January 2007, 09:02 AM   #2
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Digi-Key has a warehouse in Winnipeg, but they only ship from it. No visits.

Electro-Sonic in Winnipeg, 1661 Portage AVE STE 613.

Main Electronics in Vancouver does mailorder.

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Old 1st January 2007, 06:27 PM   #3
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What kind of interconnect are you trying to build ?

Yer, Digi-Key is one, also if you have any Active Electronics outlets around (Future Electronics).

http://www.active123.com/b2c/redirect.cfm?pn=2

Guess your in luck, cause theres a store in Winnipeg:

106 King Edward St. East
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R3H 0N8 Tel: (204) 786-3131
Fax: (204) 779-7521
Email: winnipeg@active-tech.ca
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Old 3rd January 2007, 06:47 PM   #4
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Hey Mike,

I'm in Winnipeg. Don't find Active that great. Not a lot of useful stuff, and what is useful is overpriced. Try Allied. Awesome web site. Ships out of Toronto so no duty. Not even GST if you're out of province.

Re interconnect: what kind do you want to build? Years ago I decided Belden 89259 would be fine for my purposes. No hype, but works just fine. Has other uses, too, since the jacket is rated to 200C. Search for 89259 specs. Since it's "coax" it will mate well with most terminators. Most would go with RCA I guess, but I use BNC. Looks pretty much like professional cable when you're done. The challenge back when I bought was getting less than huge quantities in bulk. You maybe won't have that trouble now...
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