Spare Discrete Components?

From: Jason R. Brady <>
Date: Thu Sep 25 14:04:43 1997

Many collectors have multiple systems and peripherals that can be
cannibalized for parts if anything in their primary machine fails,
but what about maintaining an inventory of discrete components such
as ICs or those 150,000 Mfd filter capacitors?

I reviewed the availability of parts for many of my systems and found
that most components are readily available. Others were more difficult
to locate or were listed under another industry part number (e.g., a
"25LS2521" is actually a "74LS688").
Do you think it's worth the effort to purchase spare discrete components?
Are there any specific categories of devices or parts that are prone to
damage, failure, or extinction?

Jason Brady Seattle, WA
Received on Thu Sep 25 1997 - 14:04:43 BST

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