Component Distributors

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Note: this page is arranged by continent, then country

Broad-line component distributors[edit]

Africa[edit]

South Africa[edit]

Europe[edit]

Germany[edit]

Burklin
Megatron
Conrad Electronic Components, RC, hobby etc. Ships worldwide with exceptions.
Pollin Limited stock of components, etc., but well-known for cheap assortments and overstock articles. Web shop German only ☹. Shipping Germany 4,95 €, Austria 5,95 €, EU and non-EU not 100% clear on website.
Reichelt Good selection of components. Usually cheaper than Conrad. Ships worldwide, shipping cost within EU 19 EUR for 10 kg. Detailed cost found on their website.
Segor Huge stock of components, many hard-to-get ones, shop in Berlin, idiosyncratic web shop system(s) mostly in German ☹, shipping Germany 6.00 €, world-wide shipping, detailed cost found on their website.
Octamex Various Components, especially PCBs, solder mask laminate, various chemicals. Ships worldwide, cost depends on weight and size.

UK[edit]

Farnell
RS
Rapid Typically the cheapest. Large range of educational products
Bitsbox Small selection but very cheap.
CPC A division of Farnell, more oriented to service spares, consumer electronics and computer components. Often cheaper than Farnell for the same items
JPR
Maplin Chain of high-street shops throughout UK
Spiratronics Small selection but relatively cheap.
Cricklewood Electronics Very cheap on most items, good selection. Required components can be hard to find on website.

Other[edit]

Elfa
SWATEE Electronics Huge stock of components. Ships worldwide with exceptions.
TME

Far East/Asia[edit]

Other[edit]

Futurlec
Electronics123
Sure Electronics
4Ucon Connector specialist
Bang-good
Eusens Technology

North America[edit]

USA & Canada[edit]

DigikeyFree shipping to most countries with minimum order, excellent product navigation
OEMsecrets.comFree search engine and sourcing website. Compare franchised prices
MouserFree shipping to most countries with minimum order
Online Components
Allied Beware of high international shipping costs not shown when ordering
Gateway Retail store in St.Louis MO
King Electronics
Newark

Oceania[edit]

Australia[edit]

Jaycar
Altronics
Electus Distribution - Jaycars's Wholesale division
Soanar Plus - Jaycar's professional distributor
Element 14
RS Components
X-On Components

New Zealand[edit]

Element 14
Jaycar
RS Components
South Island Components
TradeTech

Franchised & specialist distributors[edit]

Africa[edit]

South Africa[edit]

  • Avnet (Gauteng, Durban, Cape Town) Large variety
  • Arrow Altech (Cape Town, Durban, Gauteng) No ZA online orders. Large variety...
  • Hi-Q Seem to have decent variety... No online orders... (Cape Town, Boksburg)

Europe[edit]

UK[edit]

Anglia
Avnet Giant worldwide distribution group Avnet online store
Arrow Europe
Future UK
Silica
2001 Components
Solid State Supplies
Gps Tracking
Flint
Logistics services company TTI
WurthInductors and interconnect
Goodwill LEDs and accessories
Forge EuropaLEDs and lighting
Plus Opto LEDs and drivers
MSC-GE German distributor with UK offices
EBV
Strikalite Rechargeable battery specialists
Memec
Simple SolutionsRF and GPS modules
Deltron EMC and enclosures
Camden DIN Rail enclosures, terminal blocks. Note £150 minimum order. Some ranges stocked by Rapid Electronics
Ultraleds LEDs & lighting
ExledLEDs and lighting
EcoledLED Lighting
SelectronicLEDS & Lighting
Craft DataDisplays (LCD,OLED etc.)

Other[edit]

Rutronik
Roithner Lasertechnik Huge range of laser, specialist LED and optics
LED-TechLEDs and lighting
LED1LEDs
VS OptoelectronicLED lighting

Far East/Asia[edit]

BuyRFID RFID products

North America[edit]

USA & Canada[edit]

Arrow N.America
Future
Avnet
LC LEDLED specialist
JK Lamps CCFL tubes for LCD backlights
Optima opticsLasers & optics
Led World LightingLEDa & Lighting

Interconnect and electromechanical[edit]

Europe[edit]

UK[edit]

Toby Huge range of connectors
Metway
4Most
Etek
Hylec-APL Enclosures and interconnect.
Hitaltech Enclosures and interconnect.
WestsideConnectors and battery holders
Alan Butcher Electromechanical, connectors


USA[edit]

Rocky Connections Ltd. [1]
High Frequency, extreme life and durability interconnect

LEDs and Optical Components[edit]

Asia[edit]

Hebeiltd
Besthongkong
E'go China Electronics ebay shop Cheap LCDs, from simple 8x1 to TFT LCD Modules.

Europe[edit]

UK[edit]

Meteor Electrical LED Lighting Choose from a wide range of LED lamps and lighting including GU10 lamps, floodlights, striplighting, ground lights and wall lights.

Arduino, Microcontroller & FPGA development boards, devtools, programmers[edit]

Australia[edit]

Europe[edit]

UK[edit]

Enterpoint Wide range of FPGA boards
Robot Electronics
KandaProgrammer specialist
Debug Store
DLP Specialise in boards based around FTDI products, also RF and FPGA products Active RobotsRobotics parts and general electronics
SK Pang Stocks many Olimex and Sparkfun products
Cool Components Stocks many Olimex and Sparkfun products

North America[edit]

USA & Canada[edit]

Sparkfun
Adafruit
Digilent
Solarbotics - Canada

Power supplies and DC-DC converters[edit]

Europe[edit]

UK[edit]

Ecopac
YEG
Stadium power
Powersolve
XP Power
Stontronics
TDK-Lambda GB
Protocol Power
[2]Craftec
Sunpower UK
Ideal Power
relec

North America[edit]

USA[edit]

Powerstream

Asia[edit]

CHINA[edit]

Padre Electronics

Cable & wire, cable accessories, ready made computer & audio cables[edit]

Europe[edit]

UK[edit]

Flexform Soecilist cables]
Wiska
Cablenet

North America[edit]

USA[edit]

Cooner Wire
Sealcon Cable glands & wiring accessories

Obsolete parts and component brokers (Beware of sharks!)[edit]

Europe[edit]

UK[edit]

Cyclops
Keytronics
Aramadillo
America II Europe
Express Online

North America[edit]

USA & Canada[edit]

IC Electronic Components
USBid
NowComponents
America II

Surplus[edit]

Australia[edit]

Oatley Electronics - Sydney based. Surplus components and gear, and kits.
Rockby's - Surplus components and gear

NZ[edit]

Surplustronics

Europe[edit]

UK[edit]

Display Electronics
Anchor Supplies
Sinequanon
Ramco

North America[edit]

USA & Canada[edit]

All Electronics - Electronic and Electro-Mechanical Parts and Supplies at Discount Prices
Alltronics
American Science & Surplus - offers science kits, educational toys, school supplies, arts and crafts items, hobby tools, scales, lab glass, housewares, electronics and much more all at discount closeout prices.
BGMicro.com - Electronics, Parts, Kits, Components, Projects, Gadgets, DIY
Tanner Electronics - Brick and mortar store in Dallas, Texas with similar inventory to BG Micro (listed above). Electronics, Parts, Kits, Components.
Electronic Goldmine - Electronic Components, Parts, Test Equipment, Kits, Goldmine.
Electronic Surplus - Serving America's Inventors Since 1946
MPJA - Power Supply, Power Supplies, Security Cameras, LCD, Fans, Etc.
Skycraft Parts & Surplus, Inc.

Spare parts for consumer electronics and domestic appliances[edit]

Australia & NZ[edit]

WES Components - Sydney based. Repair and service parts.

Europe[edit]

UK[edit]

MBTV Electronics LED, LCD & Plasma TV Parts, Accessories and PCB Repair Kits
Dalbani
UK TV Parts
Partmaster
Cricklewood Electronics With shop in NW London
Donberg

Other[edit]

Backlight 4uCCFL backlights

Physical on-street shops[edit]

Note that some broad-line distributors have trade counters at their warehouse location

Europe[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

Prague[edit]

GM GES

UK[edit]

Maplin Chain of high-street shops throughout UK
RS Several trade counters open to account holders. Note stock of electronic parts is typically minimal

London and South-East[edit]

Cricklewood Electronics NW London
Direct Electronics East London

Miscellaneous,Highly specialised,uncategorized[edit]

Africa[edit]

South Africa[edit]

  • Communica General electronics, reasonable variety. Online orders. (Cape Town, Gauteng)

Australia[edit]

Ultrakeet PulsarProFX PCB toner transfer system, flux, solder, tools, drill bits, kapton tape, and more

Europe[edit]

UK[edit]

Studiospares Professional audio & studio cabling and connectors
vehicle wiring products Huge range of car-oriented electrical parts
Microwave solutions Doppler microwave movement sensors
Essex X-ray High voltage capacitors and other HV parts
ETS Cable Components Cable joints, terminations, tooling and support systems for LV and MV

North America[edit]

USA[edit]

Optics online Lenses and holders for PCB cameras
UKAOptics Lenses and holders for PCB cameras
[3] Weird engineering materials - Great for project idea starters!