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Jeff

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Component prices
« on: May 09, 2015, 09:36:47 AM »
I was just ordering parts to kit another batch of XTB-IIR kits, and received quite a surprise.  The .56uF 200V ceramic capacitor in the transmitter tank circuit jumped from $3.98 to $9.23 at Mouser in unit quantity, and $8.20 at the next price break.  Even at 100 pieces, which is way more than I need, they are still $5.95 each.  Digikey is even more expensive.  And the inductor in that circuit is now special order with a minimum order of 100 at Mouser and 500 at Digikey.

Unless I can find an alternative (and I've tried all the usual suppliers), this may mean the end of this product when my present inventory is gone.  The only option I see is to revise the PCB to accept a parallel combination of capacitors and an alternate inductor.

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Brian H

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Re: Component prices
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2015, 10:04:05 AM »
 :( Wow that is a terrible surprise.  ???
I hope you can come up with a acceptable solution.

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Re: Component prices
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2015, 12:53:07 PM »
Yes, the option is a revised PCB layout that will accept parallel capacitors and alternate inductors.

A few other components increased in price, but nothing like that 230% jump for the capacitor.  The last batch from Digikey were $3.05 each.

Jeff
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