Reliable Ebay parts suppliers?

spooney

Member
2006-12-01 4:41 am
Are there any reliable parts sources on ebay? I am trying to find a pair of outputs for an amp I have. I need a 2SC5198 and a 2SA1941. MCM has them but wants 9 dollars to ship two transistors. On ebay I could get 4 pairs or more for the same price. I really want to make sure I get a good part but am unsure of the integrity of the ebay parts and suppliers. On another note does anyone know if a TIP35C and TIP36C would work as a replacement?
 
I've had problems with biasing when using the TIP35C and TIP36C in place of the 2S transistors. They can be used but you have to test to thermal shutdown and likely will have to modify the circuit.

I've been using the FJA4213 and the FJA4313 for all of the 2S transistors in that case style. I've never had a problem with reliability or biasing.
http://datasheet.octopart.com/FJA4213RTU-Fairchild-datasheet-140630.pdf

The FJA4310 and 4210 will likely work in your amp if you can't find the ones above.
 
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spooney

Member
2006-12-01 4:41 am
Well I am all out of the FJA4210 and 4310. I've found the FJA4213 and 4313 at digikey but they have two versions. They have the FJA4213RTU/FJA4313RTU and the FJA4213OTU/FJA4313OTU. Only difference I see between them is current gain. Does it matter which one I use?
 
Personally I wouldnt touch ebay for components.
I have no idea how old they are or where the components come from.

I stick to top quality vendors, at least I can complain to them if there is any problem and I know they will rectify it.

Got an empty packet from one vendor last week so emailed them and the components were here next day.
 

willy

Member
2002-10-05 4:32 am
usa
Ebay Components

I have never had a problem with Ebay vendors. I always look for free shipping, and I always deal with a vendor with a large sales number. If a vendor has sold hundreds of items and has a good track record, then that's a pretty good indication of good product & service.