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10 Best Electronics Suppliers Answered

First off, I would like to give notice to Electronics Projects for Dummies for most of this info.

I wanted to make a site with many of the best sites to buy Electrical Parts, because it can sometimes be a strenuous activity. I have 10 here, because if you can't find something on one online store, you might be able to find it on the next.

Reynolds Electronics
Reynolds Electronics is a good supplier of remote control components, micro controllers, and robot kits and parts. One feature that stands out on Reynolds Web site is the clear and helpful project/circuit tutorials. You can also find links for educational books on topics such as robotics and microcontrollers.

Hobby Engineering
Hobby Engineering is a sit slanted towards the hobbyist. This site carries some useful items that can be harder to find from other providers who are catered towards the corporate customer. it also has a good supply of micro-controllers, robot kits, parts, ad miscellaneous components and tools.

All Electronics
All Electronics has an incredible selection of many of the useful items you would use to build your project. They are very inexpensive and it is easy to find your way around the site. This site also has a "consumer comments" section where the consumers get to talk about the quality of the product and more. (Thank you westfw)

BG Micro
BG Micro is a cool site for rare and pretty neat gadgets as well as a nice selection of alot of the items one will need for a weekend project. There is also a very nice search engine at the top which lets you search for an item you can't find on the left. (Thank you Las Vegas)

Jameco Electronics
Jameco has a very nice site catalog. It's not very big that you sspect a forest was sacrificed in its making. I has great color photos with relatively easy to find components. This is one supplier wih a low price fuarantee which means that if you can show a part offered for less, the lesser price is honored. jameco also provides lower priced generic products as well as name brands.

DigiKey
Digi-Key is a large distrbutor of components from various manufacturers, offering a very large catalog with lots and lots of choices. However, the site uses small print that might be hard to ead. The catalog includes line drawings but o part photos, but it does do an excellant job of labeling the parts. Overall, Digi-Key has a huge selection of products, but they might need a little looking to find them.
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Mouser Electronics
Mouser Electronics
Another large distributor of components from various manufacturers is Mouser. I like how Mouser's site allows you to compile separate orders for different projects. You can come backa s many times as you like to complete your order and make your purchase. We also like how Mouser label parts because the labels are easy to read and provide alot of information about the specific part.

Like Digi-Key, Mouser provides a very large catalog.

Radioshack
Radioshack
Everyone knows Radioshack!. This electronics convenience store is pretty much like any food convenience store: CONVENIENT BUT EXPENSIVE. If you are stuck at 4:30 on a Sunday afteroon needing a small part to keep working on your project, this store is right for you. Be aware that not all radioshack are equal.

Fry's Electronics
Fry's Electronics
Fry's has stores in nine states, and if you are lucky enough to live near one you can browse the isles in person. Fry's stocks all kinds of electronics and parts including an EXCELLANT selection of IC chips.

Goldmine Electronics
Goldmine Electronics
If you are in the market for bargains, try Electronic Goldmine.. This online store often offers sepcials that can save you money. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Electronics Goldmine offers great help with international orders and also offers wholesale items on auction on eBay.

Quick Tip: Try clicking Electronic Goldmine Treasure Ball for the best deals!

Futurlec
Futurelec offers a very nicely done site with color photos of the parts that makes for easy browsin. Futurelec also offers semicnductor news links and also links to recently added parts to help you keep on the top of the latest and greatest as well as PCB design and manufacturing services.

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Maplin
The British suppplier Maplin has stores scattered around the U.K. and also offers an online store.
Unlike electronic gadgets and appliances that operate on different voltages in European contries, electornic components are pretty standard. Although Maplin will ship overseas, you might want to check out U.S. Suppliers first.

Sparkfun
Sparkfun was originally a PCB Manufacturer, and turned in to a company well beyond their expectations! They have a large variety of PCBs, LEDs, and MANY more everyday electronics components. The site is well organized with so much to choose from!

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ScottK148

1 year ago

Does anyone know of anyone who locates obsolete ICs for an individual? I'm looking for one and get no help from distributors since I'm not a business (I don't see what difference it makes, but whatever).

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ZhouYuChang2ScottK148

Reply 4 weeks ago

Omo Electronics, the cheapest shipping, we support 24 hours a day, 100% guarantee payment, but this is not the focus, the focus is that this site specializes in the large number of outdated missing electronic components, I really hope to help you.
www.omo-ic.com

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Downunder35mScottK148

Reply 1 year ago

Try Ebay, you often find really old stuff from sellers in Poland, Russia and around.
They seem to have the hobby of dismantling old electronics and buyingold stock to sell again.
But if you would specify the IC you need someone here might be able to help.

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ScottK148Downunder35m

Reply 1 year ago

You have done a bit of bloodhounding on this IC, I see ;-). I have tried many of these distributors already, most of which, despite showing there being stock somewhere, tell me there is no stock. Electronicpool.de has told me that, I tried them. The other problem is these distributors won't deal with private parties. Precisionlogicinc says right on the page $300 minimum order. 3 or 4 IC's isn't worth their time, and I am certainly not going to order 100 IC's when I want 3. I have been at this for months now, and my frustration level has long since busted the meter. I found one firm that bills itself as an OKI distributor, and was told I would have to buy the entire remaining stock of 4000-something.

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Downunder35mScottK148

Reply 1 year ago

I see you have the same problem most of us have when hunting old parts :(
Often with obsolete parts they got a modern day replacement that either does the same or even more.
Problem is back in the day noone really cared about datasheets or real documentation about IC's used.
You get a number in the parts list and that's it.
But since you are not alone with the problem and vinyl is coming back there might be a chance in some dedicated forums.
Someone might have found a source and was forced to buy more than he needed or has schematics for using a modern a IC insted.
Last but no least you could hunt the schematics and do the digging yourself, but it will take a lot of time and bring more frustration.

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ScottK148Downunder35m

Reply 1 year ago

I have never seen a datasheet for this IC, it would be impossible to replicate unless you could convince OKI to show you the schematic (right). Not to mention the expense of paying an EE to design a discrete circuit which would consume enough power to require it's own filtered power supply, etc. What's likely to happen is this excellent, inoperative vintage turntable will get thrown out (or in the mood I'm in, off the roof).

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Downunder35mScottK148

Reply 1 year ago

Check Littlediode, from some forums they are recommended for actually having the stock available they list.
And if they do get a handful and sell with profit on Ebay ;)

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HermioneH

6 months ago

KEMING ELECTRONICS is a good choice, founded in 1996, only 100% new & original parts and one-stop service supply.
Contact: sales33@keming-ic.com.
Won't let you down.

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Dateguo

9 months ago

thankyou!this is very helpful to me.

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Abin CJ

1 year ago

thanks for the information ... its really help full

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lucyajones

1 year ago

There's a bunch of places to shop for electronic elements. Check out.Below I've listed the stores that I've either used myself or that i have been suggested.I have ordered elements from all 3 many times a year for the last 10 years.I recommend you are attempting them out and post your expertise here. Best,

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tracyli

1 year ago

For my business, I use Mouser/Digikey frequently. Because they provide the most complete selection of parts for my projects.

www.mouser.com

www.digikey.com

But Electronics is also my hobby, I spent a lot of time for searching parts for my hobby projects. I usually visit Hobby Engineering and Adafruit.

www.hobbyengineering.com

www.adafruit.com

Recently, I found a online store called LCSC on EasyEDA. The price is incredibly low. the MAX6675ISA+T bought from LCSC is $2.8, but $17.2 from Mouser. That is a big surprise.

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tracyli

2 years ago

thanks so much. I have bought parts from several different stores. Maybe next time, I can tell you about my experience.

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APAICS

2 years ago

I use an ebay store for electronic components, huge selection about 50,000 different items listed that ship from USA, great prices and quality. the name of the store is componenttradersllc the url is http://stores.ebay.com/componenttradersllc they do not have a web page yet

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SemiElKayJay

2 years ago

I use southelectronics.com for all allocated and obsolete components. They are franchised for a few lines, but also source smaller stuff for you. They don't have a minimum order either. They also sent me a sample for repairing my radio.

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jamesyathei

2 years ago

If you are looking for obsolete or hard to find electronic components, you may visit:

http://www.hkinventory.com. It has all kinds of electronics components suppliers

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Instrumentalist

3 years ago

Do you need to be part of a company to order from most of these site or can anyone order from there ? And can anyone tell me where I could find some of these ?

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NathanH106Instrumentalist

Reply 2 years ago

Anyone can order from those stores. By the way that is a C13/C14 coupler. You can find those at almost all electronic component stores. Refrence: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEC_60320

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sara1205sara

3 years ago

Goodview a professional IC Components supplier in china since 2011.

IC parts : Mitsubishi, Omron,Schneider,Fanuc, Fuji...

Power modules: TOSHIBA, FUJI, SEMIKRON, EUPEC, Mitsubishi...

Electronic components: TI ADI MAXIM XILINX CYPRESS ect

GPRS GPS GSM Module: SIMCOM HUAWEI ZTE QUECTEL Sierra Ublox... etc

All are new and original ,delivery in shenzhen and hongkong. We offer good service High quality Competitive wholesale price Good after-sale service .

www.sz-goodview.com skype: sara-wireless module email:sara@sz-goodview.com

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support22

3 years ago

Hi, I have the same requirement with the electronic components and want to purchase good quality parts at lower prices, and I found Kynix has the price advantage, but I don't know how to choose please give me some advice.

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KimZ5

3 years ago

Please contact jim@meisongbei.com for high quality components with competitive price.

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KimZ5

3 years ago

Our company is one of the best electronic components manufacturer in China. We could provide high quality Transformer,Inductor,Capacitor,Choke coil and filter with competitive price.

Please contact jim@meisongbei.com for more information.

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ElizabethR89

3 years ago

Hi, If you have any requirement for electronic component and
looking for BEST deal then kindly contact me
Liz@serendipityelectronics.com

We are a small Diversity Woman Owned distributor

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yinghua

3 years ago

Many of the larger electronics suppliers have a significant markup on their goods. For best prices, check out Yinghua International (HK) Ltd!

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AkinolaM

3 years ago

Please i want you to help me confirm the availability if the following items for as i expect your response asap and i need them from one supplier:


Item description
-Resistor 2k Ohm TRIMPOT
-PCB Mount , 2 way Straight screw terminal block 15A

-TERMINAL BLOCK, STRAIGHT, 2 WAY IN 3 WAY BODY, 10-24AWG, 0.2-5.3mm2 440

-PUSH BUTTON SPST N.O. D=14 BLK
2 TERMINAL,SPST ROUND PANEL MOUNT MOMENTARY PUSH BUTTON SWITCH
BLACK TOP. 125V 3A, NORMALLY OPEN WITH SOLDER TERMINALS

-SWIT P-BUTT DPDT R/A ON-(ON)
PUSH BUTTON SWITCH

-SPDT 40A power relay

-SPDT 15A power relay

thanks

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AkinolaMAkinolaM

Reply 3 years ago

please, you can also suggest supplier that can supplier me, thanks

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pankajk69AkinolaM

Reply 3 years ago

Hi,

If you have any requiement for electronic component and looking for best deal then kindly contact on pankajk@ae.chip-1.com

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hibayman

3 years ago

Thanks so much. For your Help

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gmoon

12 years ago

You're missing one of the best, IMO: Sparkfun electronics

Great proto boards, project stuff (and inexpensive shipping if you only order an IC or two...)

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Brennn10gmoon

Reply 12 years ago

THANKS! I will definitely add that site! FOR ANYONE WHO FEELS A SITE SHOULD BE ON HERE, TELL ME TO ADD IT!

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Big Bwanagmoon

Reply 11 years ago

Ya and they have some really neat items like GPS modules and they are cheap...

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Dailyneeds247

3 years ago

Buy Electronic Products in India with best prices at www.dailyneeds247.com,with which we make your shopping a wholesome and pleasurable experience.

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BalajiR12

3 years ago

Thanks for the useful <a href="http://www.e-kits.in/">information</a>.

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roboguardian03.

3 years ago

Me and my friend have a YouTube channel and we want broken electronics purely to destroy. Can someone tell me where I can find electronics that are in one piece, but they don't need to work or be salvageable. I prefer under $10 per item. Thanks

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eliteprofitpro

3 years ago

I was looking for bargains online for electronic parts and found the Electronic Goldmine. I found some great specials on their wholesale electronic parts and components. Pretty good selection of "Sale" items and The Electronics Goldmine offers great items that no other stores can. Check em out today!

http://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/

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jproffer

3 years ago

the futurlec url is wrong. It's http://www.futurlec.com/

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TravisC19

3 years ago

A challenge question for you/you all - I'm looking for a multifaceted or polygon mirror, either as a stand alone part or preferably connected to a drive motor (these I understand have been used in barcode scanners and laser printers). Any idea how to find such an item before reverse engineering the above mentioned items?