elskardio

Low signal relays from Ebay & Aliexpress - trustworthy?
« on: July 14, 2020, 10:56:10 AM »
Hi Guys,

I'm just curious if any of you bought low signal relays from Ebay or Aliexpress in the past? The prices are extremely low...

What are the chances of fake counterfeit parts when it comes to relays?

Thanks


ruffrecords

Re: Low signal relays from Ebay & Aliexpress - trustworthy?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2020, 11:41:28 AM »
The chances of them not having the correct precious metal contacts with the correct wiping action is probably very high. So they may appear to work at first but will probably not perform well for long.

Cheers

Ian
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elskardio

Re: Low signal relays from Ebay & Aliexpress - trustworthy?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2020, 12:20:52 PM »
The chances of them not having the correct precious metal contacts with the correct wiping action is probably very high. So they may appear to work at first but will probably not perform well for long.

Thanks Ian

It's not worth the risk to save 2-3$ a piece  ;)

boji

Re: Low signal relays from Ebay & Aliexpress - trustworthy?
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2020, 12:29:42 PM »
No free (margin erasing) lunch.  Of course there's a small chance they fell off a truck, but this is such a critical component, it pays to pay.   

Mouser has TQ2-12V's, [email protected]$2.54 which isn't terrible.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2020, 12:39:37 PM by boji »

john12ax7

Re: Low signal relays from Ebay & Aliexpress - trustworthy?
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2020, 12:34:07 PM »
Save the gambling for the casino.

gyraf

Re: Low signal relays from Ebay & Aliexpress - trustworthy?
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2020, 03:31:10 AM »
TME and reichekt has takamisawa/fujitsu (JP) at less than 1$ in quantities.

/Jakob E.
..note to self: don't let Harman run your company..

elskardio

Re: Low signal relays from Ebay & Aliexpress - trustworthy?
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2020, 09:38:00 AM »
Mouser has TQ2-12V's, [email protected]$2.54 which isn't terrible.

Yes, I found TQ2-24V at 2.20$ CAD for 100.

TME and reichekt has takamisawa/fujitsu (JP) at less than 1$ in quantities.

Wow! they are liquidating the Fujitsu A series at 1.29$ USD for 100. Great price
I never dealt with TME before... It's not clear on the website if they ship to Canada.


 

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