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Fusion916 13th September 2012 08:07 PM

Cheaper place to get transformers than digikey?
For +/- 10V rails I want to use a offline transformer such as this:

VPT18-2780 Triad Magnetics | 237-1330-ND | DigiKey

Along with a simple linear voltage regulator. Any place to get cheaper transformers?

evanc 13th September 2012 08:15 PM

Antek - Your reliable source of transformers, power supplies, and more.

tvrgeek 13th September 2012 11:05 PM

recycle, e-bay, made in China.

You did not say how much current you need. I bust open a lot of old wall warts. Up to an amp is not hard to find.

Good transformers are not cheap.

nigelwright7557 14th September 2012 12:47 AM

I use Farnell and RS in the UK.
They should have international offices.
RS is free p+p.

CharlieLaub 14th September 2012 01:49 AM

You could try the "Magnatek/Triad F259/U" sold by ApexJr. It's 20VCT@10A and is the 6th listing on this page:

kevinkr 14th September 2012 01:54 AM

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I've used a lot of Antek power transformers, quiet and dependable.

gootee 14th September 2012 03:46 AM

In the past, at least, was usually a little cheaper than digikey, because they had no minimum order or minimum quantity, etc, and had really-low shipping rates.

tomchr 14th September 2012 03:48 AM

+1 for Antek.

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