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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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TVS Flat devices deliver lower cost per watt ratio
A large portfolio of TVS Flat devices, manufactured by STMicroelectronics, is in stock at distributor RS Components (RS).
LED signal towers deliver fast status indicator
RS Components (RS) has launched the RS PRO range of preassembled, prewired and modular LED signal towers.
Current-sense resistors optimise power use on PCBs
The portfolio of high-precision, low-ohmic current-sense resistors from Isabellenhütte is now available at distributor RS Components.
RS Components gets artistic at embedded world
In a novel approach to exhibiting at a trade show RS Components plans to stage an artistic display to demonstrate the fusion of electronics and automation at embedded world 2020 in Nuremberg. Through the use of a machine that at first glance has no obvious purpose, visitors will get a clear view of how connected electronics can solve a classic automation and control task.
Thermoplastic enclosures protect critical circuitry
Thermoplastic enclosures suitable for critical electrical and electronic equipment in hostile environments are in stock at distributor RS Components.
F-RAMs range boast no-delay data write
The Excelon range of advanced ferroelectric RAM (F-RAM) devices from Cypress Semiconductor is now in stock at distributor RS Components. An energy efficient non-volatile memory, Excelon offers fast write speeds with no delay, and an effectively unlimited lifespan.
Products worth £2500 up for grabs in RS New Year giveaway
RS Components (RS) has teamed up with Maxim Integrated, STMicroelectronics and TE Connectivity to offer one lucky member of its DesignSpark engineering platform, the chance to win an exclusive bundle of products worth more than £2,500.
AC/DC modules deliver high power density for IoT applications
A new series of encapsulated switch-mode power supplies (SMPS), offering the smallest 3W AC/DC power solution available on the market is in stock at RS Components. Recom’s RAC03-K series of modules has been designed for a wide range of applications.
DMM meets challenge of demanding environments
Designed for use by maintenance engineers in the most demanding industrial environments, the new Fluke 87V MAX true-RMS digital multimeter (DMM) is in stock at RS Components. An enhanced version of the Fluke 87V DMM, the 87V MAX comes with an IP67 rated casing, doubled battery life, and all the features required to efficiently troubleshoot almost any electrical problem.
Fibre optic connector stands up to harsh environments
A fibre optic connector recently launched by rugged connector and component manufacturer Bulgin is in stock at RS Components. Specifically designed and manufactured for use in harsh environments, the 6000 Series fibre LC duplex connector has IP69K and IP68-rated sealing caps, providing high levels of protection against dirt and water ingress.
RS Components upgrades PCB CAD software
DesignSpark PCB version 9 is the latest version of RS Components’ free-for-use PCB electronics CAD software. New features include dangling connection detection in schematics, net selection in copper pour areas, and enhancements to Excellon NC drill files.
AC/DC converters power single board computers
A range of enclosed switch-mode power supplies (SMPS) from Recom has been introduced by RS Components. They feature an integrated mains filter ideal for powering single-board computers such as the Arduino, BBC Micro:bit or Raspberry Pi, including its touchscreen.
DIN rail-mount redundancy power modules meet IEC safety standards
A new series of DIN rail-mount redundancy power modules from TDK-Lambda is available at RS Components. Designed for automation and general-purpose industrial applications, the DRM40 and DRM40B power modules offer 20 to 40A current handling capability and can be used in N+1 redundancy systems and applications.
RS extends Festo factory automation range
The range of products from factory automation manufacturer Festo has been extended at RS Components to include over 17,000 individual items. The new introductions span all of Festo’s most popular pneumatic and electrical device families, including cylinders, actuators, valves and pneumatic air preparation products.
200W PSUs meet industrial and medical safety requirements
The XP Power ALM200 series of external AC-DC power supplies, designed to deliver high efficiency and low standby power meeting the latest environmental guidelines are in stock at RS Components. The ALM200 is also approved to international medical and IT safety standards.
Development kit aids F-RAM memory evaluation
An easy-to-use and inexpensive development kit that will enable engineers to evaluate the high-performance Excelon Ultra QSPI F-RAM memory technology from Cypress Semiconductor is available at RS Components. There are demanding requirements for robust memory performance in terms of cycling endurance and data retention for industrial systems operating in harsh environments.
DC-DC converters withstand high test voltages
High-voltage regulated DC-DC converters aimed primarily at electronic engineers designing IT equipment for industrial, instrumentation and transportation applications are available at RS Components. The TRI Series power converters from TRACO Power combine a sophisticated reinforced isolation system, able to withstand high test voltages, with high common-mode transient immunity.
Thermal camera's sharp detail aids automotive repair
A new thermal camera from FLIR is available at distributor RS Components. The TG275 thermal camera is ideal for automotive maintenance and repair technicians, helping them to accelerate diagnostic procedures and avoid undetected problems.
D-sub connectors ditch cadmium, resist salt spray
TE Connectivity AMPLIMITE stainless steel D-subminiature connectors are in stock at distributor RS Components. They combine enhanced salt spray resistance with RoHS compliance, without the use of toxic cadmium plating.
DC/DC converters save money and space
A series of 1W and 2W DC/DC converters from TRACO Power that are suitable for a broad range of applications, especially those that are cost critical and have strict space constraints, has been introduced by RS Components.