View Full Version : [Question(s)] Hey Shoppers: Potentiometer Source?

10-15-2008, 08:38 PM
I'll drop this on this board for lack of a better place...

Anyone know a good source for 10+ potentiometer orders? I'm wanting matching linear taper, probably 10k. I usually would order from Futurelec.com, but I'm wondering if all you masterful shoppers have found a better spot?

10-15-2008, 08:50 PM
something wrong with Digikey / Mouser?

10-15-2008, 09:00 PM
Last I looked - price. Something like 5-10x the price/unit. I kinda figure "why pay $20-$95 when I can pay $5? [or less]"

10-15-2008, 11:55 PM
All electronics often has inexpensive components:



10-16-2008, 01:01 AM
well.. if you need educational supplies, (in NZ) send me an email at [email protected] and i can source some parts cheaper than 50% retail price...

10-16-2008, 01:19 AM

I swear I searched there and couldn't find metal shaft pots, but in your link there were a couple. In this case, I think futurlec, even though they're a few pennies more, has a better selection for my application. Thank you for finding more than I did there!

Elios, thanks for the offer! It is indeed for education, but I suspect the shipping would destroy me. ;)

Thanks guys!

10-16-2008, 03:26 AM
The Belgian branch of Farnell is having a sale - both on non RoHS parts and some excess stock.
Don't know if it'll work in the us, but you can only try- search code for the non-rohs parts is XXYV, for the other it's DIS-NM.