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Old 26th Oct 2017, 5:51 pm   #12
Neil Purling
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Default Re: Maplin stores

The problem I have had with Maplin has been getting components with ratings adequate for valve projects. Resistors that will cope with the currents in valve based circuits and also be of a similar physical size to the originals. If I want capacitors I may want axial capacitors with long leads and a working voltage of 400-600 volts. I usually go elsewhere.
I can't remember my RS components passwords. Having to bulk order components to beat a minimum order charge is a big negative factor.
The Maplin on-line search for components,,, I don't like it. I used to be able to search through all available values on one page if I were looking for 2W resistors.

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