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Old 27th Jun 2010, 7:28 pm   #1
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Default Recommended Component Suppliers.

This thread can be used to post details of recommended component suppliers.

Include such details as web, or postal, address and telephone number of each supplier, plus a brief description of what that supplier supplies. Please indicate if the company is located outside the UK. Do not compare one supplier with another. No duplicates please. Let us know if the information is out of date.

As some retail stores have very small stocks, it is advisable to check that what you require is in stock either on their website or by phone before visiting the store.

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Old 27th Jun 2010, 7:32 pm   #2
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

I'll start the ball rolling with the big three. They supply all manner of capacitors, resistors, hardware, wire and cable etc.

RS Components.
http://uk.rs-online.com

Farnell
http://uk.farnell.com/

CPC
http://cpc.farnell.com/
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Old 27th Jun 2010, 7:58 pm   #3
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

Mouser are a similar operation to RS and Farnell, and very popular with American hobbyists. They are based in the US but have a UK facing website with pricing:

http://gb.mouser.com/Home.aspx
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Old 27th Jun 2010, 8:22 pm   #4
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

And one for the test gear fans;

http://www.stewart-of-reading.co.uk/

Very helpful and usually provide a copy of the manual.
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Old 28th Jun 2010, 7:26 am   #5
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Just Radios.

http://www.justradios.com/

Located in Canada this company is best known for supplying capacitors for use in valve radios.
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Old 28th Jun 2010, 7:27 am   #6
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Valve and Tube Supplies.

http://www.valves.uk.com/

Supply valves and holders.
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Old 28th Jun 2010, 9:36 pm   #7
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Past Times Radio:-

http://www.pasttimesradio.co.uk/spares/spares.html

New and used components. Postal service.

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Old 28th Jun 2010, 9:49 pm   #8
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6V6.co.uk

http://www.6v6.co.uk/cp/scripts/prodList.asp

Components and kits, postal only.

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Old 28th Jun 2010, 10:43 pm   #9
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Rapid Electronics ,UK, General components, Kits and tools etc.

http://www.rapidonline.com/

Screwfix, UK, Hardware/tools/fasteners/nuts/bolts/general diy etc.

http://www.screwfix.com/
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Old 29th Jun 2010, 10:53 am   #10
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Budget Batteries. The obvious!

http://www.budgetbatteries.co.uk/batteries/pp3-9v/
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Old 29th Jun 2010, 12:04 pm   #11
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Partridge Electronics - all manner of old curiosities that aren't stocked by the mainstream suppliers...

http://www.partridgeelectronics.co.uk/
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Old 29th Jun 2010, 6:40 pm   #12
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

Another good supplier:

Cricklewood Electronics
http://www.cricklewoodelectronics.co...ewood/home.php

Well they've been good for me anyway. Inclusion here does not mean this site is responsible for individual transactions etc etc.

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Little Diode.

Based in Surrey.

http://www.littlediode.com/components/home.php

All sorts of electronic components to the Trade and to Private Individuals.

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Old 29th Jul 2010, 1:00 pm   #14
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Mode Components based in Birmingham

http://www.modecomponents.co.uk/

It helps if you email with order details and they can reply with the latest prices and stock availability. Probably the same as on their website.

They're very good for obsolete and obscure semiconductors. If they haven't got what you want, it's worth asking to see if they can get it.

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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

Only just noticed this thread!

In this part of the world Jaycar are worth a look - they have a retail presence in NZ and Australia (we only have a 'stockist' here though, who doesn't actually stock much!) and web stores for NZ, Australia, UK, US and Canada. They're quite good for passives, ICs etc, and still do kitsets and the like.

Dick Smith are now only any good for 1/2 w metal film resistors - they show a very limited range of other components on their website, but you'll struggle to find much in store. All the kitsets etc were dropped a couple of years ago.

For heatshrink etc I use Radcliffe Electrical (aka J A Russell).

Finally there's always RS, Farnell, Digi-Key etc who are either in or ship to NZ.

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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

I just got some 470k & 1Meg log pots with double pole switch from:

http://www.bowood-electronics.co.uk/

Will at Bowood is a very friendly supplier and has some other items that may be useful to restorers.

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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

I can supply braided cords for vintage telephones. Top quality UK manufactured tinsel core with a pure Egyptian cotton braid and supplied with the correct loop and cotton ties no cable ties to spoil the job!

They are hand plaited and made to order, so virtually any length/finish is possible. Please PM me if you are interested.
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

Langrex supplies - valves and semis,

www.langrex.co.uk

(See post #32)
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RADIO & TV CONTROL KNOBS. I can supply certain odd knobs from my ever growing collection. PM me with make, model, shaft size, flat, screw fixing, spline shaft, colour, In fact as much information as possible. Add that finishing touch to your British 1920s -1990s Radio or TV. John.
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Default Braided sleeving

I've just found a supplier of braided sleeving it is made of polyester, expandable and available in red and white and it is expandable. Available from HEATSHRINK ONLINE. CO.UK 01480 812971. I ordered online one evening and it was delivered by post 24h later. He also has a range of heatshrink and various accessories available.

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