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The Importance of Electronic Components and Electronic Component Suppliers

Electronic components have changed the way we live and the way we use technology since they were first introduced into products. These components are used in almost every industry from consumer goods to military equipment. From using your vacuum cleaner to flying a military helicopter, electronic components are vital to the performance of thousands of products.

A component is defined as a basic element in electronics that has leads (terminals) which enable it to be connected to other components to form functional devices depending on the intended application. Components are divided into passive components and active components. A battery would be classed as an active component as this is a direct source of energy. Passive components cannot introduce net energy into the circuit they are connected too. They only rely on power that is available from the circuit.

A circuit board is known as a complete collection of components. Many products will have a circuit board installed in it which in layman’s terms acts as an equivalent of a brain for a particular product. This comparison really highlights how important an electronic component can be to a product. The basic functions a product has to perform will be controlled or initiated by a component on a circuit board. A battery is also considered to be a component which obviously is vitally important to supplying power to a product. By highlighting how important an electronic part is, it seems appropriate that we should talk about sourcing reliable and high quality components. When sourcing electronic parts and components it is vital you use a trusted supplier of high quality goods.

Electronic components are a vital part of the manufacturing process of electronic goods. The quality of components used in the manufacturing process can determine your future and growth in the market. Quality components ultimately enhance the quality of the end product as well as it’s durability. Faulty electronic parts can cause an end product to malfunction and even stop working very early on in its product life-cycle. If you want your products to be known for high performance, quality and durability then it is wise to select your electronic component supplier carefully.

A good indicator of a trusted supplier is how large their volume of stock is and how quickly they can ship it to you. You can also keep an eye out for certifications in, ISO, AS, ASNI/ ESD. Finally does the supplier have educated and informative staff? A supplier should be able to give you reassuring information on your electronic parts and how long it will take to ship.

Source by Ian W Fergusson