(Topic ID: 74978)

Electronic components to have on hand?

By lukerp

5 years ago

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  • Latest reply 5 years ago by KenLayton
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    #1 5 years ago

    Hi all,

    I'm doing an order from an electronics place, and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for parts to have on hand? On the list so far:

    470 ohm resistors
    4.7 kiloohm resistors
    2N5401 transistors
    68 ohm 1/2 watt resistors
    2.7 kiloohm resistors

    I have ULN2803A chips, TIP-102 transistors, SN74LS274N ICs, Trifurcon pins, headers, and connectors. With that said, my order is something like $6, and the shipping is $8, so I thought if there were any other things worth having, I'd throw those in as well. Thanks in advance!


    #2 5 years ago

    In my opinion it really depends on what machines you have. Different brands and generations of machines have different spare parts requirements.

    #3 5 years ago

    buy capacitors to suit your oldest machines

    #4 5 years ago

    Every time I have to order components, I always order 10 of what I need. Over the years I have collected a parts stash where I rarely need something I don't already have.

    #5 5 years ago

    Its always good to have a few extra bridges on hand too.

    #6 5 years ago

    Pin strips are good too. The kind you can break off to get the size socket you need.

    #7 5 years ago


    Thanks all; much obliged.


    #8 5 years ago

    1N4007 diodes!

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