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Offline girishskTopic starter

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where do i get photoresitors from.
« on: December 10, 2006, 12:37:37 PM »
I am newbie. I would like to know where can i get the photoresistors.
Does some one know the vendors who give out samples ?
As for my first project i require only 2.

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Re: where do i get photoresitors from.
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2006, 12:51:31 PM »
Heres a couple of sites.

www.newark.com
www.jameco.com
www.aliedelec.com
www.elexp.com

Photoresisters are failrly cheap. If you try calling the companies they might have some supplies that they can donate to your project/cause.

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Re: where do i get photoresitors from.
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2006, 01:56:39 PM »
radioshack and digikey.com have them too

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Re: where do i get photoresitors from.
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2006, 09:32:46 AM »
For only 2 pieces, I recommend Radio Shack (if they have what you need). Almost any part is available directly from the manufacturer as samples but typically only to design functions of OEM manufacturers, who are buying components in quantity. Still it doesnt hurt to ask! Digi-Key is a good source of a wide variety of parts as well as a guide to which parts may be readily available, and which may be hard to find. The only hassle with them for smaller purchases is that they have a minimum order amount I think $25 now. When I select a part from a manufacturers website or catalog, Ill often look up the part on Digi-Keys site, to make sure Im not picking a part that will be hard to source. If their stock status is 0 quantity, thats a red flag. As a side note to those using Digi-Key or Newark, etc. exclusively, there is a good site that will check both price and stock status of multiple sources FindChips.com. You just enter in your part number there, and youll find out which distributor has stock at the best price.

 


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