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Suppliers thread - Where to buy various parts (primarily UK/Europe)

Discussion in 'd.i.y.' started by sam_cat, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. JemHayward

    JemHayward pfm Member

  2. russel

    russel ./_dazed_and_confused

  3. timola

    timola pfm Member

    I would very hihgly recommend QTA systems

    I have bought various bits and pieces and these have been to quality and very good value for money.

    http://www.qtasystems.co.uk/index.htm


    They do excellent speaker stand spikes for Linn Isobariks. Also the Velcro strips that hold on the foam grills are the exact replacement, just cut to size.
     
  4. DuncanF

    DuncanF pfm Member

    Seeeds prices seem to have come down since Russel posted this in 2014. I just received 5 boards, 100mm x 100mm, 2 layer, soldermasked, silk screened for USD 19!
     
  5. NaimlyLinn

    NaimlyLinn Trade: NaimlyLinn

    We do a range of components, transformers, modifications, CD transports.
    Sic Safco Felsic CO39 for HiCaps, SuperCaps, 555PS
    Sic Safco Promisic for Naim pre-amps and active crossovers
    Kendeil 22,000uF for HiCaps and Supercaps etc
    Various other Kemet capacitors for NAP180 / XPS etc

    http://www.oliveandblack.co.uk
     
  6. russel

    russel ./_dazed_and_confused

    http://www.allpcb.com

    Price comparison site for PCBs, just hacked up current boosted LM317/LM337 supplies 10 boards 50*85mm 21.52USD. Cheaper than veroboard!
     
  7. nickds1

    nickds1 Member

    PCBway - stupidly cheap, fast & good.

    http://www.pcbway.com

    e.g. 10 boards 100x100mm FR4/1.6mm, 2 layer, masked, silk-screen, HASL, 6mil feature....

    USD 10 the lot (10 boards) + P&P. 5 day or less turn-around.

    I've used them several times with great success.
     
  8. 337alant

    337alant Negatively Biased

  9. LulaNord

    LulaNord New Member

    Hi...The only way to get a low cost PCB (<$2.00 apeace) and I am assuming that the PCB is 2" square is to either make them your self. Overseas is really not an option since they like to make PCB's in volume, large volume. Assembly is another issue, since it will probably cost you (at this volume) more than $2.00 per board, even if you supply the parts. It is really to low of a volume for automation.If you are looking for the best value for prototype PCB's, I have found and use on a regular basis is 4pcb When you run their $33 (2 layer upto 60 sq-in) or $66 (4 layer upto 30 sq-in), you get a good deal. Even though you purchase 4 and get 5, I usually build a couple of prototypes and use one for reference. The boards are high quality prototype boards and you get them made in 5 days and with the online DFM, I think that it is a good deal. The Barebones I have not done since I can make my own barebones PCB's and like to have the silkscreen and legends for easier assembly.
     
  10. Dsf

    Dsf New Member

    https://www.wellpcb.com/
    WELLPCB - rapid prototype and assembly
    their minimum order is at least one board, I ordered a small order of 10pc, 2 layers, five days mail to me, the quality of the boards are fine.
     
  11. Adam17

    Adam17 New Member

    I am pretty happy with the boards I received from https://www.jlcpcb.com, and the price is cheaper than most of other pcb production factories. The 100% E-testing was very nice too. I just finished ordering our second set.
     
  12. star0312

    star0312 New Member

    Yea, recently i also bought pcb from jlcpcb.
    https://jlcpcb.com/
    indeed, its quality is very good,no difference with i bought from seeedstudio.
    The key is 10pcs boards. 1.2mm thick, 1-OZ copper, 6/6-mil outer (0.1525mm) just cost $2.
     
  13. grazie

    grazie pfm Member

    I'm sure others have noted this, but the last for 4 posts have been made by users on their very first post. It kind of destroys the credibility of the whole thread. Cannot the minimum number of posts rules be applied to this thread as per advertising items for sale? Happy to have this post deleted, if the previously 4 posts are too.
     
  14. sam_cat

    sam_cat ʇɐɔ_ɯɐs

    Agreed... sign up, make 1 post about a company you 'have used' and never come on the forums again... Suspect imo!
     
  15. hacker

    hacker Delicious and nutritious

    I just ordered 10 Quasimodo snubber PCBs from Seeedstudio's Fusion service. I'll post pics when they arrive. They're made in China and $4.90 US + postage for 10 off. For that you get up to 100x100mm, 2-layer, 1oz, 6 PCB colour choices, black or white silkscreen, HASL. Lead-free is $12.90 but I got the cheaper leaded ones.

    Let's see what arrives :)
     
  16. hacker

    hacker Delicious and nutritious

    The Seeedstudio boards arrived a couple of days ago:

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    They look really nice, much better than the crappy iPhone picture above. I've got no complaints at all. Sure, production/shipping was slow... but c'mon, it's $5 for 10 boards!

    Verdict? 10/10. Would use again.
     
  17. misterdog

    misterdog Not the canine kind

    And it's a really useful piece of kit.

    Thanks for heads up.
     
  18. Matthew49

    Matthew49 Member

    I'm always using ICRFQ .com - https://www.icrfq.com/ for electric components their price is very cheap and faster delivery.
     

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