(Topic ID: 143921)

Sourcing Discrete Electrical Components?


By markp99

4 years ago



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#1 4 years ago

Any suggestions for a good place to source simple electrical components? I am trying to repair an ailing Flipper Board in my JP. I need just a few things in the F5 chain, I think, for this immediate repair:

1. TIP36C
2. TIP32C
3. 1N4004
4. 47 Ohm resistor 1/8W
5. 3A/5A fuses

Obviously, I should tack on extra qtys, and add other components I'll probably end up needing down the road. Any suggestions where to source all at once? I can find pieces of this list at various locations. I need a one-stop-shop to avoid getting killed on multiple shippings for such a tiny order.

What else should I consider adding while I'm at it?

Thanks!

#2 4 years ago

Always nice to have a few TIP 102's around. Bridge rectifiers. Chip Sockets or 20 pin SIP's

Great Plain Electronics

That's the place.

#3 4 years ago

https://www.greatplainselectronics.com

Ed is a member here. GPE is his handle.

#4 4 years ago

Other big players could be:
Mouser (http://www.mouser.com/)
Digikey (http://www.digikey.com/)
JameCo (http://www.jameco.com)

I personally go for digikey as the have a distribution hub close by so I get things I order next day.

#5 4 years ago

Awesome! GPE looks like it will be perfect for my needs. My Flipper Board has a shorted 1N4004. Is this the SAME diode I find under the playfield bridging the leads of several devices, like coils and switches - all 1N4004 diodes, or a mixture others?

#6 4 years ago
Quoted from Pepse25:

Other big players could be:
Mouser (http://www.mouser.com/)
Digikey (http://www.digikey.com/)
JameCo (http://www.jameco.com)
I personally go for digikey as the have a distribution hub close by so I get things I order next day.

Hah. My nephew works at digikey in MN. He lives in all the way up Brooks. Maybe a family discount?

#7 4 years ago

Awesome! and as I've heard, you never know how discounts may pan out, haha

#8 4 years ago
Quoted from markp99:

all 1N4004 diodes, or a mixture others?

Diodes big number is the last one, 4. That indicates at what voltage it lets out its smoke. As long as you replace something at or below the 4, your golden. 1N4001,2,3,4 all work. So just stock a lot of 4's as that is what are on most coils and switch matrices and what breaks the most.

#9 4 years ago
Quoted from markp99:

Awesome! GPE looks like it will be perfect for my needs. My Flipper Board has a shorted 1N4004. Is this the SAME diode I find under the playfield bridging the leads of several devices, like coils and switches - all 1N4004 diodes, or a mixture others?

I ordered from GPE on a Friday and selected incorrect plugs for the molex I was using. I was floored that Ed took the time to proofread my $15 order and email me b/c a 15 cent part for the key was wrong, on a Saturday night no less!

He corrected the key part and finished the order. I was so impressed I bookmarked his site and I will always check there first if i need anything.

#10 4 years ago

No other place to shop pinball electronics but GPE. Ed's one of us.
A pinball nerd.

#11 4 years ago

Order sent to Ed just 2 mins ago. Sadly, all out of 3A fuses. I suppose I can make a run to Rat Shack tomorrow.

Thanks for the suggestion!

#13 4 years ago
Quoted from markp99:

Any suggestions for a good place to source simple electrical components? I am trying to repair an ailing Flipper Board in my JP. I need just a few things in the F5 chain, I think, for this immediate repair:
1. TIP36C
2. 1N4004
3. 47 Ohm resistor

Parts arrived on Saturday, swapped the three components out on Sunday. Flipper board is happy once again. Thanks GPE!

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