[vcf-midatlantic] Best source for capacitors

Ethan O'Toole 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.

 		- Ethan

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