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Topic # 201892 8-Sep-2016 17:17
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Hi Guys,


What retailer(s) are you using to source low voltage electronic components e.g. Caps, Diodes, low voltage regulators etc.?


I'm interested in hearing any recommendations as my current sources keep upping their prices.



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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 1625911 8-Sep-2016 17:24
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Besides the obvious?:


Usually super-fast delivery however occasionally Jaycar if I need something quick and dirty!


EDIT: Not to mention


EDIT 2: Also and have picked stuff up from 


(You mean SELV right?  Otherwise Ideal are my regular for LV).

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  Reply # 1625913 8-Sep-2016 17:29
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Another to try



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  Reply # 1626589 9-Sep-2016 14:51
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There's a couple of TradeMe shops that could be useful ?


Well, one anyway :-)

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  Reply # 1626613 9-Sep-2016 16:24
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I just aliexpress stuff like that. If I really need something then I will go into jaycar. Dont waste my time with their site as the search is still a total joke. Sometimes element 14 but I usually end up bulking the order out to get to the shipping threshold.


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  Reply # 1626667 9-Sep-2016 18:39
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My old employ


The also consolidate shipping from and


Not the cheapest but they can get small qty.





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  Reply # 1626693 9-Sep-2016 19:12
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RS is my goto within nz




mostly when im looking at a project im more than happy to wait for shipping from china, buy in bulk and collect extras every time i grab anything. - ali app on phone is dangerous i tell ya!

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  Reply # 1627102 10-Sep-2016 17:47
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Already mentioned in passing briefly, but if I need somewhat specialised components that aren't stocked by anyone with a local presence then Mouser is pretty good provided you amass enough in one order to make the shipping worthwhile, the parts get here very quickly once ordered.

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  Reply # 1630209 14-Sep-2016 13:19
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Thanks for the info guys. I'm looking at some of the alternative stores you've provided.


Yes, I mean Extra Low Voltage electronics - sorry about the omission.


My primary supplier has been Elemt14 in the past, but I've noticed the prices creep up slowly.



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