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Old 27th Jun 2010, 8:28 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 Let us know if the information is out of date.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, 8:32 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, 8:58 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, 9:22 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, 8:26 am   #5
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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

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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Valve and Tube Supplies.
http://www.valves.uk.com/

Supply valves and holders.
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Old 28th Jun 2010, 8:30 am   #7
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Bluebell Audio.
http://www.bluebellaudio.com/

Supply the Hammond range of transformers and blank chassis
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Old 28th Jun 2010, 8:33 am   #8
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Emkay Screw Supplies.
http://www.emkaysupplies.co.uk/

Supply all manner of fasteners (nuts, bolts and screws) including BA and Imperial sizes.
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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, 10:49 pm   #10
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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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CHS, UK
Modern Consumer electronics spares TV/VCR/DVD/LCD/Plasma etc. and general components

http://www.chsinteractive.co.uk/


Rapid Electronics ,UK, General components, Kits and tools etc.

http://www.rapidonline.com/

SEME, UK, Modern Consumer electronics spares TV/VCR/DVD/LCD/Plasma etc. and general components
may need to contact to obtain log in details

http://catalogue.semenedis.com/

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

http://www.screwfix.com/

Maplin, UK, General components/kits/tools etc. Bear in mine that Maplins often only hold small stocks of some items instore. It's therefore advisable to check store stocks via the website prior to visiting a store.

http://www.maplin.co.uk/
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Bardwells, Sheffield. Components.

http://www.bardwells.co.uk/

Budget Batteries. The obvious!

http://www.budgetbatteries.co.uk/batteries/pp3-9v/
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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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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

Vision Aids (incorporating Economic Devices and Tele-Part) - TV and VCR spares (including those for many older models), semiconductors, capacitors, resistors etc.

http://www.visionaids.co.uk/

Canford - Wide range of hardware, primarily professional audio/video (but which includes all manner of connectors, splicing tape, lacing cord and desoldering-tool nozzles, to give some idea of their stock range.)

http://www.canford.co.uk/
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Old 29th Jun 2010, 7:40 pm   #15
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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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Default Re: Recommended Component Suppliers.

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, 2:00 pm   #17
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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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Old 30th Jul 2010, 9:24 pm   #18
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Always worth keeping an eye on Surplectronics.
A relatively limited range of surplus items, but sometimes have some interesting components in small bulk quantities.
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Old 31st Jul 2010, 2:33 pm   #19
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Rechroming,

Had my Black/Chrome EKCO A22 ring done by these people...

http://www.shmetalfinishing.co.uk/

Only 15 and a week turnround, looks like new.
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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).

Also there's Trade-Tech who have probably better quality electros etc than Jaycar and a good range of belts etc, as well as spares for some brands. I don't have an account, but buy through a local service company.

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