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Best Online Electronics Store in US

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Hey guys,

I know that a lot of you are not in the US, but what store have you found to have a good selection of components that ships to the US?

I know the major ones, Mouser, Digikey, Jameco, etc... But I'm looking for places that don't necessarily have a quantity minimum...

Also, where is the best place to get good solder, and liquid no-clean flux?



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No minimum; that what brick & mortar stores are for. Digikey doesn't have a minimum quantity, but if you spend enough they waive the $8 handling fee.


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The pros n cons of online electronics

Digikey has lots of parts, cheap shipping but lots of stuff you have to order like 10 capacitors when you only need 2 or 3 of same
Mouser has lots of stuff, can order one capacitor etc. no cheap usps deliverly like Digikey
I am waiting for parts from Allied. Found limited but cheap supply (I think) for PICs as well as misc other parts.
online catalog dosen't seem to work??
other online shopping for some not so ordinary parts
Sale Items - dipmicro electronics
SALE! Giant CDS Cell Assortment-The Electronic Goldmine
All Electronics | Electronic and Electro-Mechanical Parts and Supplies at Discount Prices
been satisfied with all so far


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Do people really only order 1 or two of such small things as caps? I usually go the 100 count on the common stuff because I know I will need more at some point. Maybe 10 count on some of the more obscure values.

Or do most people not keep any sort of parts bins?

BTW, Digikey is great and in Minnesota. Mouser is pretty good too, and in Dallas. Those are the two big one stop shops where you can find most anything, though not the best price.

Then there are a lot of little places that are good for finding random things at good prices. Electronic Goldmine, Jameco (got my first 300 baud modem from them 25 years ago :)), Pololu, etc.


I've purchased from Futurlec. Shipping took a while, but the prices were good. I used to live right next to Jameco and have purchased from them as well.

For some parts at Digi (such as one that I was looking for recently) I only needed like 15, but the minimum order was 1000! Each part was $1.07, but I didn't need 1000 of them, and couldn't afford that. Found them elsewhere with no minimum.

Where have you had success with solder and flux and all of that jazz?

Thanks everyone! The more the merrier!


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Depending on what you are looking for there are plenty of online sources.
Here is my list, I'm sure that I have left some out, feel free to let me know and I'll add to the list.


Welcome to rswww.com parts
Billington Valves and Tubes of Billingshurst West Sussex England tubes
**broken link removed** tubes
Switches, industrial switches, 8mm 16mm 22mm 30mm switches, pushbuttons, emergency stops, rotary and selector switches, indicators, sub-miniature, key-lock switches, rugged keyboards, PIN-entry keypads switches
Euro-Tech Export Ltd. Electronic components. parts
Farnell / Electronic Component Distributors / Suppliers / Electronics, Electrical Parts, Electrical Components and Wholesale Electronics. parts
http://www.futurlec.com/ parts
Welcome to microchipDIRECT mcu
Mouser Electronics - Electronic Component Distributor parts
US - Electronic Components Distributor | Newark.com parts
**broken link removed** meters, displays
Sifam Components | Analogue Meters & Control Knobs |Contract manufacturing meters, knobs
**broken link removed** gadgets
Build a GPS synchronized nixie clock using our nixie tubes /nixie tubes
**broken link removed** parts


http://www.core-electronics.com.au/ parts
Jaycar Electronics - Better. More Technical. parts


**broken link removed** parts
ELFA -- Elektronikdistributör i norra Europa parts
**broken link removed** surplus
lobtron.de semiconductors
http://www.mauser.pt/ parts
Welcome to Radionics On-line parts

United Kingdom

Digi-Key Corporation - United Kingdom Home Page parts
N R Bardwell Ltd - electronic components, transistors, semiconductors, diodes, opto, ic's, leads, connectors, power supply, computer, inverters, switches, disco, batteries, speakers, microphones, fuses, multimeters, boxes, aerial amplifiers. transfor parts
Bitsbox Electronic Components parts
Bluebell Audio parts
Professional Audio and Video Equipment - Canford Online meters
htttp://www.cpc.co.uk/ parts
Cricklewood Electronics CCTV and Electronic Components parts
**broken link removed** surplus
**broken link removed** parts
ESR Electronic Components Ltd - 0845 251 4363 - parts
Grandata Online parts
Greenweld - Welcome surplus
**broken link removed** parts
Maplin Electronics ? Website- UBISurfer Netbook with GPRS Mobile Access parts
Millhill Home Page tools
Potentiometer switch manufacturer, Omeg pots
Rapid | Distributors of electronic components, electrical products and educational supplies parts
SK Pang Electronics - Home parts
SOWTER AUDIO TRANSFORMERS (audio) transformers
**broken link removed** parts
**broken link removed** parts
Watford Valves :: Watford valves is a U.K company that has become one of Europe's leading supliers of tested, graded and guaranteed valves to the professional music industry. tubes

United States
**broken link removed** parts
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All Electronics | Electronic and Electro-Mechanical Parts and Supplies at Discount Prices parts
Allied Electronics - Electronic Components Distribution parts
Alltronics parts
**broken link removed** parts
Apex Jr.Home Page parts
**broken link removed** parts
**broken link removed** parts
**broken link removed** surplus
CWS ByteMark, largest supplier of toroids, ferrite cores, iron powder cores, MPP cores and RF cores ferrites, etc
DigiKey Corp. | Electronic Components Distributor | United States Home Page parts
Electronix Express - Electronics for Schools and Industry parts
**broken link removed** tubes
E-Switch - Home switches
HSC Electronic Supply - Silicon Valley's Electronic Marketplace parts
**broken link removed** parts, tools
**broken link removed** surplus
http://www.jameco.com/ parts
http://www.kenselectronics.com/ parts, tubes
leedselect.com parts
MPJA - Power Supply, Power Supplies, Security Cameras, LCD, Fans, Etc. parts
**broken link removed** parts
Parts-Express.com - Speakers, Speaker Building, Home Audio and Video, Pro Audio, Electronic Parts & Accessories PARTS EXPRESS, Speakers, Speaker Parts, Guitar speakers, Bass speakers, Woofers, Drivers, speaker upgrades and replacement speakers. Emine parts
Ramsey Electronics parts
Redco Audio cables, connectors
**broken link removed** parts
http://www.sparkfun.com/ parts
State Electronics - Custom Potentiometers - Electronic Parts Distribution custom pots & knobs
Surplus Shed surplus
Capacitors, Resistors, Connectors, LED, Varistors from WIMA, AOP, PIHER, NEMCO, FISHER, CAPAX, ARCO, SAURO, SFI capacitors
**broken link removed** tubes
thetubestore.com Audio and vacuum tubes for your amplifier. tubes
Welcome to TubeDepot.com! tubes
http://www.tubeworld.com/ tubes
http://www.vacuumtubes.com/ tubes
Vacuum Tubes, Inc., Vacuum Tubes, Electron Tube, Radio Tubes, Audio Tubes, Industrial Tubes, Guitar Tubes, Capacitors, Tube Sockets, Tube Testers tubes
NightFire Electronic Kits : NightFire Electronics parts
Circuit Specialists - Data Acquisition - Industrial Computers - Fluke Test Equipment - Components & Supplies... parts
Pololu Robotics and Electronics robotics & parts
Cree LEDs - Led Driver - Led Fixtures - Led Optics - Luxeon LEDs - LED Supply.com LED drivers
Modern Device Company lcd displays
Surplus Sales of Nebraska surplus


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The one annoying thing about Digikey is they put the tape-n-reel stuff in with all the others. You have to select the right packaging to get the single part prices. Bulk, Tube, cut-tape should do it.

Unless it's a non-stock. They often have non-stock stuff that has minimums.
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Many of the links have enclosures for projects, you will have to sift through them to find what you are looking for.



Cause I'm trying to find something like this shape...

But larger.


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great list mike2545! pretty useful post ;) just so happens i have been looking for online places to spend some money on :D
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