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    Where to buy Electronics components in UK for domestic use?

    Hi,
    I am in UK.
    I have now bought two DAB radios (from supermarkets) and neither of them work on the switch mode mains adapter that they were supplied with. ( too much distortion/noise) .They do work on battery. So I want to buy a small mains transformer, rectifier, smoothing caps, voltage regulator etc etc so that I can wire this into the battery connections, then I don’t have to keep buying batteries for them.

    However, I cannot order from farnell or RS, because they rely on distributors to deliver, and at domestic addresses, this doesn’t work (ive tried it before). Basically, I am at work when they deliver, so they just return it to farnell/RS.

    So I need royal mail delivery….cricklewood electronics
    https://www.cricklewoodelectronics.com/
    ..is the only one in UK I know that does royal mail delivery…do you know of any others?…now that maplins and Tandy has closed down, its getting difficult.

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    Re: Where to buy Electronics components in UK for domestic use?

    I usually have digikey, newark and jameco deliver to my house
    MOST of the time they will leave it on the front porch.
    (amazon, land's end, llbean etc also)

    when I had to pick up the package, it came from a company that required a signature.
    now i ask new suppliers

    To combat the "we don't leave packages", I have take to having it delivered to me
    at work. Even if i'm not there, it is received and I get it.

    How good is your relationship with the receiving department at work?

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    Re: Where to buy Electronics components in UK for domestic use?

    Try Rapid Electronics https://www.rapidonline.com/ they carry vast stocks of components and construction materials and for small deliveries they use Royal Mail.

    Select 'industry' when you get to the opening screen.

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