The latest 1/4W 1% resistor deals
Resistor deals just get better!
Last time I looked over selling websites it was a 2000 deal, but I have now found a couple of 2500 1/4W 1% metal film Res bargains.
First one is the Chinese site Banggood @ £7.42 (US $9.51) plus a 12% voucher popped up, which you have to bop in at the time of placing the order, taking the price down to a penny pinching £6.53
I then run the details through ebay and a similar package came out at £6.99 ($9.18):
* Please note I have no connection with either company, I just do this for service for you Hams and constructors. £ to $ conversion is done at the time, and can change with currency fluctuations.
G’day. BEWARE of these “deals”! They are selling “rejects”. You’ll find when you check them that none will be anywhere near 1%. Oout of hundreds I’ve checked it varies from 5 to 20%. With electronics, you get for what you pay. Very few, if any will be 1%. Caveat emptor, eh.
Myself. I have not seen any problems on the ones I have measured at random.
Maybe others that have bought them would like to comment too?
Robert: You know for a fact Banggood sells rejects? Still a good deal even if they are within 5%. I should mention just about everything Banggood sells ships free to USA. They are not fast, but if you pay a little more, many products are available from a USA warehouse. BTW, they also sell a 40 Meter QRP transceiver for $3.79. https://www.banggood.com/DIY-CW-Transceiver-Radio-Shortwave-Radio-Telegraph-7_023-Kit-p-1063306.html?rmmds=search Never had a problem with any of their stuff, but I will check my resistors! –Mike, WV2ZOW
Most 1% resistors I have worked with do not have color bands for color bands have only 3 places for value, 2 for number and one for multiplier. A 4th for I believe tolerance. Usually 1% have the actual value in 4 digits, 4 numbers written in plane numbers like 4700, not color bands. But I could be wrong for I am sure I have not seen all manufs resistors and some might use bands for 1%.
But as was said even if these are 5% it is good deal and good assortment.
I buy lots of resistors from DigiKey, usually 1000 for like $9, all same value of course and I have this need, but for hobbyist a good assortment is good to have.
I should add I like Banggood.com, have found some good bags for Ham Radio Go Bags and other uses. I recently bought 600 Ohm to 600 Ohm transformers for use in digital radio to computer interface, 10 transformers for $4.50, $0.45 each. I have bought lots from them, just takes a while for much comes from China so has to travel I think by boat, hi. I have found some electronic tool sets on banggood, good soldering iron and kit for like $10. They sell a lot of stuff.
This message is for Mike, WV2zow: could not find that transceiver on their web site. Must have been a one time deal. Thanks tho. 72/73`s
Remember 20% tolerance resistors?
Assortment deals of those were useful for making networks & filters with oddball values that I could find in the bargain mixtures using a bridge. And cheap.
A heap of circuits just don’t need 5 or even 10% tolerance resistors. For those that do: reach for your DMM (calibrated).
Resistors have other characteristics I’m often more interested in. e.g. long-term stability, voltage rating, physical reliability of the package, noise figure, reactance etc.