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13 Best Electronic Component Distributors/Suppliers(Tips Provided)

June 20, 2019

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When we buy electronic components online, we all know to find some reliable electronic component distributors or suppliers. but there are so many electronics stores, which can offer us good products with smart price?

Here, I will share the analysis of 13 distributors & suppliers from their products, services, MOQ etc. in this article.

Let's drive in:

List of 13 electronic component distributors/ suppliers

How to spot counterfeit electronic component?

FAQ of purchasing electronic component online

List of 13 electronic component distributors/ suppliers

Distributor/Supplier

product categories

Whether have MOQ

location

Recommendation

PEI-Genesis

Connectors;cable assemblies

Yes

US

★★★

 Master Electronics

General components

Yes

US

★★★

Censtry

Obsolete electronic components

No

Hongkong

★★★★

Mouser Electronics

General components

No

US

★★★★

Smith

General components

Yes

US

★★★★

Advanced MP Technology

General components

Yes

US

★★★

Hughes Peters

General components(Featured: connector)

No

US

★★

March Electronics

General components

No

US

★★★

Kensington Electronics

Connector and electromechanical components

No

US

★★

Gopher Electronics Company

electronic components and finished goods

No

US

★★★

Powell Electronics

mainly for connectors, switches

No

US

★★★★

NewPower Worldwide

General components

No

US

★★★

DAC/Heilind

Connector


US

★★


1.PEI-Genesis

As a connectors and cable assemblies company, PEI-Genesis offer unique solution to customers from design to delivery in military, industrial, medical, aerospace, transportation and energy sectors worldwide. Differ from other distributors, you can customize connectors from 1.PEI-Genesis. They have extensive connectors in stock and all products need to be tested before shipping.

Besides, they have MOQ. If you want to customize your connectors, PEI-Genesis will be one of your choices. But this also means that you cannot get your products in very short, due to customization.

2.Master Electronics

Master Electronics is a general electronic component supplier, providing full categories for components for over 20 applications, such as amplifiers, media equipment, LED, clock, programmble devices, military, medical and more.Their products contains resister, capacitors, switch, power, rays, connectors, ICs etc. Like many suppliers, they also have MOQ.

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3.Mouser Electronics

Mouser Electronics is one of global leading distributors located in the US. They offer all sorts of electronic components, such as semiconductor, passive component, power, interconnects etc. They cooperate with many famous component manufacturers, such as TDK and ST. Besides, they have products in stock and have no MOQ and product can be shipped in the same day. However, each coin has two sides. In Mouse electronics, their customers service is not good and they don’t have technology support.

4.Smith

Smith is a leading electronic component distributor located in the US. They offer all kinds of good quality components for mobile phone, appliance, computer, solar energy and directional drilling systems. Differ from Mouser, they have MOQ for each order. Their business cross 16 cities in the world and offer customer services with 50 languages. Besides, they offer fast shipping services, strong technology support and strict quality control for each component. If you want to buy small quantity of components, Smith may not your best choice.

5.Advanced MP Technology

As a electronics websites, Advanced MP Technology offers supply chain solutions to the following fields: Aerospace, Automotive, Cloud computing, Industries supported, Defense, Embedded, Energy, Health care, Industrial, LED etc. All products from Advanced MP Technology need to be check at least 3 times before shipping. But there is not easy to read product page because, they requires you to search certain products, before showing products details. Besides, there is no shipping information in Advanced MP Technology, such as shipping methods. All information about products, prices, shipping method,etc, you need to contact their staff by email.

6.Censtry

Censtry is one of global leading electronic component sourcing platform and distributor, offering chain supply solutions to customers in many fields , such as military, aerospace, defense and medical industries. They have 1000+ Original factories and agents, 10,000,00 SKUs and 20 professional purchase specialist. They specializes in various types of active components(integrated IC, memory chips, transistors ) and passive components (capacitors, inductors, resistors, etc.) with the famous brands like TI, ST, TOSHIBA ,ON , VISHA, SAMSUNG, INFINEON, NXP, ATMEL and other semiconductor types.

Besides, they offer good customers and fast shipping services. Most people may consider that electronic component from China may be counterfeit however, All products from Censtry are 100% authentic. What’s more, they have strict quality control for each component.

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7.Hughes Peters

As one of a electronic component website, Hughes Peters mainly offers interconnect, passive and electromechanical products, located in the US. Their inventory mainly in 20 categories, such as, Batteries, Capacitors, Enclosures, Fans and Accessories, Frequency Control, Fuses / Circuit Protection, Hardware, Interconnect, Magnetics, Motors, Optoelectronics ect. 

8.March Electronics

March Electronics is a women owner electronic website, offering good quality components online for military, industrial, and commercial marketplaces. You can buy connectors, contacts, connector accessories, cables, insulation sleeving, solder sleeves, relays, switches, terminal and terminal blocks, tools, heat sinks and film capacitors from March Electronics with smart price. Besides, there is no shipping method information in their company.

9.Kensington Electronics

As the fastest developed company, Kensington Electronics offer connector and electromechanical components for Mil/Aero, Industrial, Solar, Medical, Telecom, and Automotive fields.

Buying electronic component from Kensington Electronics, you can consider interconnection devices, switches, hardware and opto components in priority.

10.Gopher Electronics Company

Except offering electronic components, Gopher Electronics also provides customized solutions for customers. But they have less component categories for choosing ( only 8), including, sensors, switch, connectors, lamp, buses, cables and assemblies. But if you want to buy other products, you can consult their customer services by email. It’s not a large distributor but they focus on product quality control.

11.NewPower Worldwide

NewPower Worldwide is a leading electronic parts distributor and supplier, offering electronic components and finished goods. Not like other distributors, they not only sell products but also offer other services, such as purchasing services and inventory management services. Products they sell contains following categories: CPUs, GPUs, Semiconductors, Chipsets, Memory

Storage HDD-SSD, Computer Products and Peripherals.

12.Powell Electronics

Powell Electronics is one of leading distributors of electronic components and value-added services, located in the US. They mainly offer electronic connectors, switches. They have less product categories (only 12), but they allows you to request samples from their website. There is no MOQ. All products can be only shipped in second day with certain shipping fees.  If you buy single or several components from Hughes Peters, shipping fees will be expensive.


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13. DAC/Heilind

As one of the outstanding connector company, DAC/Heilind mainly offer components for interconnect, electromechanical, and sensor products, located in North America. They cooperate with 140 factories and provide 25 categories electronic components online, such as cable, resistor, capacitors, switch, power, thermal management and circuit protection products, terminal blocks, wire and cable, wiring accessories, and insulation and identification products. There is no MOQ in DAC/Heilind. They have 8 automatic shipping center in the world and extensive inventory, which allow you to receive orders in short time. Besides, if you want to buy connectors, DAC/Heilind will be one of your best choices. Because it’s regarded as the best connector distributors in the world.

How to spot counterfeit electronic component?

As we all know, buying counterfeit electronic components will cause different degree loss. But sometimes its’ hard to avoid purchasing counterfeit electronic component online. Here are some tips to tell you how to spot fake components for saving your money.

1. Check packing and label

Each component has unique packing and label. When checking packing and label, you need to check the coda data, misspellings and incorrect information on labels and incorrect or sloppy logos.

The part number is one of the biggest gifts for counterfeits because the person who prints them doesn't know what they are printing. Sometimes they form random numbers, and if they are checked against a legitimate manufacturer, they are displayed as fake, sometimes with a future date code.

2.Check components

You need to check the component's thickness and edge, the component's pins and  examine the texture and appearance of the component surface.

3.Buying component from verified websites or reputation distributors

Generally, products authorized distributors are authentic. Because they usually get products from the famous manufacturers.

4.X-Ray inspection

This is a common tech that is used for check fake components. By examining the internal structures and comparing them to the manufacturer's specifications or controlled images of real parts, you will be able to determine if the part is authentic. But for students of DIY enthusiasts, using X-Ray for inspection is difficult. 

These are all tips for how to spot fake components. But all these are base that you already purchase them, which means, you may cause loss. The most useful way to avoid counterfeit electronic components is to buy from authorized distributor or reliable suppliers.


FAQ of purchasing electronic component online

Q: Should I buy electronic parts from Aliexpress or Alibaba?

A: Of course, you can buy electronic components or electronic starter kits from both two sites. However, you need to know that both these sides are the third part platform, only seller in Aliexpress and Alibaba offer products and services. Before you purchasing electronics from them, it’s suggested you to check the seller about their reviews, product warranty, shipping,certifications.

Q: What certifications does a reliable electronic component store need to have?

A: They need to have some of following certifications:

1) ANS/ESD certification

2) ISO

Q: Where can I purchase electronic components in Delhi?

A: There are some recommendations:

Jotrin.com 

Mouser

PEI-Genesis

Conclusion

That are all top distributors and suppliers that I know.

Now, it’s your turn. 

If I Miss some great electronic distributors/ suppliers, leave your comments and let me know.