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good substitutes for everlight IR diodes?
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good substitutes for everlight IR diodes?

by cdr_jameson on Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:25 pm

it's really difficult to find the everlight diodes outside of the us (i live in the uk), so i was wondering what other, more common diodes could be used. i saw some threads mentioning vishnay TSAL6100 but had no luck finding those either.

thanks
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by jasonx on Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:49 pm

farnell in the uk list these but I seem to remember that they have £20 minimum order charge
vishay list these distributors in the uk but I have only used farnell before
http://www.vishay.com/sales?locs=United ... y=TSAL6100

or you could request a sample here http://www.vishay.com/product?docid=810 ... y=TSAL6100
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by jasonx on Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:59 pm

Hi how many TSAL6100 do you need ?
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by cdr_jameson on Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:31 am

sorry just saw your post. i'd need 4... by the way, where do you get the microcontroller from ? farnell lists it but they don't seem to have it in stock ('awaiting delivery'). also tried rswww, maplin and conrad, no luck so far.
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by jasonx on Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:38 am

I ordered most parts from mouser in the usa
postage was costly but I ordered Friday evening and it arrived Monday afternoon !!!
I ordered the tsla6100's from farnell along with solder and a few odds and sods to make up the £20 pound minimum if you had replied sooner I could have ordered some extra ones :(
The only thing I am waiting for is transistors which the postman seems to have lost :cry:
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by cdr_jameson on Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:45 am

hmm thanks anyway for asking. i was looking at the mouser site but honestly i think shipping is far too expensive (for a couple of electronic components). if i had known how difficult it is to get parts outside of the us i would have ordered the kit :( can you pm me next time you order something from mouser so we can share shipping costs ? thanks!
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by jasonx on Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:25 pm

The kit is roughly £14.22 including delivery which I think is good value considering the cost and hassle of locating components in the uk.
If you could buy every component needed with no minimum order from the same company you might be able to save a little but unfortunately you cant here in the uk.
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