RS Components


NN17 9RS
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0) 1865 207546


RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 550,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 46,000 parcels on the same day the orders are received. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components.

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Connectors meet IEC/EN60335-1 standard

Connectors meet IEC/EN60335-1 standard
The portfolio of connector products from TE Connectivity at distributor RS Components has been extended with more than 180 enhanced products from some of the most popular TE families. A number of the new connectivity devices are manufactured from ‘Glow Wire’ materials, which meet the electrical safety test required by the IEC/EN60335-1 standard.
29th March 2017

Designed In-Sync with PPL

The PCB Part Library is a service offered for free to all RS Components' customers, a place where you can find or request product component models and footprints for inclusion in your latest design, whatever CAD design software you use. Russell Johnson, Director of Hitomi Broadcast had a problem to solve with one of his new designs, Russell explains.
22nd March 2017

FEDEVEL Academy design a PCB casing with DesignSpark

Robert Feranec is the founder of FEDEVEL Academy, a Californian-based school dedicated to teaching schematic and PCB design principles to hobbyists, engineers and companies alike.
10th March 2017

DesignSpark PCB utilised to design a development kit

The XMC Digital Power Explorer Kit is a new offering from Infineon, utilising their range of industry leading XMC ARM Cortex-M Microcontrollers, OptiMOS BSC0924NDI MOSFETS and IRS2011S high and low side drivers.
9th March 2017

What's in a PLC?

9th March 2017

Products for Raspberry Pi designed using DesignSpark

Alex Eames, the creator of RasPIO products, explains about his products and how he came to use the RS PCB CAD software to create them all.
8th March 2017

IoT industrial gateway aimed at students, makers

IoT industrial gateway aimed at students, makers
To target an audience of students, makers, geeks and young engineers RS Components (RS) says that has been appointed as official global reseller of the SIMATIC IOT2020 IoT industrial gateway, which is manufactured by Siemens. RS is the sole supplier to the market for the SIMATIC IOT2020.
7th March 2017

Why should you choose DesignSpark software?

Sven Spetter, a Design Engineer at Omnimax Industrial Automation, explains his reasons for choosing and using DesignSpark Electrical CAD software.
7th March 2017

An innovation in kids activity gaming designed using DesignSpark PCB

Edmon Roy Bertulfo, an Electronics Design Engineer at A-Champs explains about his company’s products and the use of RS Components free software, DesignSpark PCB.
6th March 2017

Thermal imaging cameras boast enhanced functionality

Thermal imaging cameras boast enhanced functionality
A new range of thermal imaging cameras from testo is available at RS Components. Each testo thermal imaging camera is ergonomically designed and engineered with comfort, practicality and ease of use in mind. Developed for optimum flexibility and with a wide set of useful and innovative features, the multi-application cameras are ideal for facilities managers, maintenance engineers, and electrical installation engineers.
2nd March 2017

RF/coaxial connectors target telecommunications applications

RF/coaxial connectors target telecommunications applications
More than 190 additional devices, including RF and coaxial connectors that target use in wireless telecommunications applications have been added to its range of Samtec connectors by RS Components. Key product types being introduced include: the high-speed and high-density Razor Beam self-mating systems, which reduce inventory costs and are available in a variety of pitches and lead styles for increased flexibility; high-density micro connector systems; and a range of RF connector products including PCB Headers, MMCX connectors and coaxial cable assemblies.
1st March 2017

3M Protac lll: Hear the things you need to hear

The 3M PELTOR ProTac III Headset with level-dependent function for ambient listening helps you focus on your work and communicate with colleagues in noisy environments, without removing the hearing protection.
28th February 2017

LCD display pushbuttons swell switches range

LCD display pushbuttons swell switches range
An almost twofold increase in its offering of NKK switches has been announced by RS Components. The introduction of more than 460 additions to the range includes: toggles; pushbuttons; DIP and slide switches; and rotary, rocker, tactile and smart switches that integrate LCDs. Key introductions in this large range extension are LCD display pushbuttons that are ideal for the many broadcast industries, including a frameless OLED pushbutton switch.
22nd February 2017

RS signs SEGGER to worldwide deal

RS signs SEGGER to worldwide deal
RS Components (RS) has signed a global distribution agreement with SEGGER Microcontroller, a leading supplier of development and debug tools, production programmers, RTOS and a full range of middleware, cryptographic and security software for a large range of microprocessors and microcontrollers from top semiconductor manufacturers.
22nd February 2017

CAD tools helps UK company get ahead

Allen Brooks, an engineer from NTElectronics UK, uses both DesignSpark PCB and DesignSpark Mechanical from RS Components to produce commercial designs for his clients. Here he tells his story.
9th February 2017

USB-C connectors cover wide range of design applications

USB-C connectors cover wide range of design applications
The new MUSBR series of ruggedised USB-C connectors and dust caps from Amphenol is now available at RS Components. Designed for use by electronic design engineers working with the latest USB Type-C technology, applications cover diverse sectors including: smartphones, tablets, PCs and laptops; power packs and chargers; and applications in areas such as industrial machinery.
8th February 2017

Distributor upgrades website for mobile device users

Distributor upgrades website for mobile device users
A new and improved website optimised for mobile devices to support its growing mobile user base has been developed by RS Components (RS). The company has seen a fourfold increase in mobile traffic to its website year on year and the new site enables customers to more easily search and buy products whenever and wherever they need.
7th February 2017

Smart solutions with wireless technology

Getting connected with wireless technology for a smarter way of working.
6th February 2017

PCB schematics access aids design engineers

PCB schematics access aids design engineers
RS Components has extended its relationship with SamacSys. It now offers direct access to SamacSys schematic symbols and footprints for all PCB components, via the new PCB Part Library service. Studies have shown that up to 50% of an electronics design engineer’s time can be spent on sourcing and managing data for component models used within design software tools.
3rd February 2017

Networking technology project opens way to IoT initiatives

Networking technology project opens way to IoT initiatives
An initiative for a low-power wide-area-networking (LPWAN) technology programme in Calderdale, a metropolitan borough in West Yorkshire is being supported by RS Components. Businesses in the region will participate in a free long-range wireless communications network ‘testbed’ that has been built with the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications in mind.
31st January 2017

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