# Digi-Key and Alternatives

1. Dec 14, 2007

### Harry E

Is Digi-Key the premier supplier in North America for small scale electrical components or are there any others?

2. Dec 15, 2007

### FredGarvin

We use Digikey a lot but they are not the only one out there. I guess it does depend on what you are looking for. Allied Electronics is another good source.

3. Dec 21, 2007

### asynchronous13

In general, Digikey is the one I use, but there are others:
Mouser
Allied
Newark
JameCo
FutureLec

I just wish one of them could put together a decent web interface (if McMaster-Carr sold electronics, I would be happy)

Last edited: Dec 21, 2007
4. Mar 1, 2008

### unplebeian

Go to www.findchips.comand search for a generic transistor or a common part like LM741. You'll see a big list.

5. Jan 13, 2009

### thirteenZeros

You can also look at TEDSS.com. They have a decent interface for locating capacitors, resistors and pots.

6. Jan 13, 2009

### MATLABdude

You can get some basic (if pricey) stuff there. I'm not sure what the state of Radioshack is down in the US, but here in Canada, The Source by Circuit City (what all the Canadian Radioshacks became after they were bought by Circuit City) has been steadily getting out of the components and low-level hobbyist market for the past few years.

EDIT: And even back way when, it was still basic components (assortment of passives, some actives, a few ICs, mounting hardware, etc.)

7. Sep 6, 2010

### david00

I would also try Net Semi. They have a lot of hard to find parts and they have a
RFQ page which is really helpful

8. Nov 22, 2011

### Alexkendell

I have been using a company called Circa Micro.

They have a $50.00 order min which is high but I can't locate some of these older parts for under$100 an order

9. Dec 1, 2011

### Mech_Engineer

This is a pretty old thread, hopefully the OP found his supplier.