[vcf-midatlantic] Best source for capacitors
telmnstr at 757.org
Mon Jun 27 21:19:23 UTC 2022
> up, just need some one-offs (probably the X caps.) Do you just go to
> Mouser or Digi-Key? Does anyone have spares?
Digikey and Mouser are my go-to, usually going for Nichicon and Panasonic
only. 105c if it's something that gets warm or I like it. Make sure it's
not 3rd party marketplace stuff via Digikey, that is annoying.
Unfortunatley axials are getting hard to find, so I often sub in radial
for axials so I can get high quality.
Newark is another vendor. AVNet used to be the cheapest but I think they
quit retail sales?
Lastly, I do buy a lot of cap kits from Console5. Not high grade caps but
Digikey and Mouser let you build lists of parts in a "Bill of Materials"
that you can share or use to order sets of caps for computers over and
over. Like all those Mac IIci systems I can't get working. A cool
Also, often times 10 cost less than 6.
Shipping lots of batches of small quantities hurts due to shipping fees.
Also, I wish they had a hobbyist option for less packing material.
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