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This is a discussion on DIY electric components within the Alternative Energy (Wind, Solar, Hydro etc) forums, part of the Off-Grid Lifestyle category; Radio shack is gone. I can do electric things myself. Where to buy components? Online sucks if they take information. I want things that are ...

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    DIY electric components

    Radio shack is gone.

    I can do electric things myself.

    Where to buy components? Online sucks if they take information.

    I want things that are sometimes obsucre. I can fix an old chainsaw coil with a diode.I can make battery chargers, with a solar panel adding a diode. I have wiring to make aaa-9V solar charger that will charge most batteries....did I post that?


    Where to get parts now?

    I hate Chinesium parts but if that is all there is....

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    Keep calm and try setting SCE to AUX.
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    I am thinking of building a CNC router in the next few months. I am planning on buying the components from these folks:

    https://buildyourcnc.com/

    Their prices seem to be about the best, certainly better than Amazon. But, like you say, buying them online is a pain in the neck.
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    Use your components to make a time machine. Use time machine to go back when Radio Shack existed and buy all you want, at a big discount. Stuff was cheap back then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KUSA View Post
    Use your components to make a time machine. Use time machine to go back when Radio Shack existed and buy all you want, at a big discount. Stuff was cheap back then.
    But you'll need a flux capacitor today. And they ain't cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KUSA View Post
    Use your components to make a time machine. Use time machine to go back when Radio Shack existed and buy all you want, at a big discount. Stuff was cheap back then.
    I want some drugs you are on tonite. Not for me, but there is a guy down the street...........
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    Back on track.

    I have a 9N ford with a cutout for the generator. That is it shuts bat off when key is off to bat/genny.

    All the new ones are Chi-Com cheap. They last a year at most. I've been using a wire from gen to bat, only after started. So it charges, have to dicconet before shutting off , or discharge.

    You can make a cutout, using a bridged rectiferer that radio shack used to sell

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    Just get 4 diodes and make the bridge rectifier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inor View Post
    I am thinking of building a CNC router in the next few months. I am planning on buying the components from these folks:

    https://buildyourcnc.com/

    Their prices seem to be about the best, certainly better than Amazon. But, like you say, buying them online is a pain in the neck.
    I built that! - RobotsAndComputers - My CNC Build - I sourced the parts I didn't already have from various sources. I think it cost me about $500 total. Then I couldn't think of a thing to do with it, so I sold it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Trapper View Post
    Radio shack is gone.

    I can do electric things myself.

    Where to buy components? Online sucks if they take information.

    I want things that are sometimes obsucre. I can fix an old chainsaw coil with a diode.I can make battery chargers, with a solar panel adding a diode. I have wiring to make aaa-9V solar charger that will charge most batteries....did I post that?


    Where to get parts now?

    I hate Chinesium parts but if that is all there is....
    I don't know why you are concerned with online companies knowing you're buying electronics components, but I use DigiKey, All Electronics, Electronic Goldmine and BGMicro. All but Digikey are surplus sales and you can get really good deals from them guys. unless you happen to have a distributor in your area, online is going to be your only source. The last "local" distributor around here was over 50 miles away and quit selling components several years ago.
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