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Wanna Toggle?

The correct answer is "I don't know; I've never toggled." If, however, you just want to turn something on and off, here's a choice of toggles for your switching delectation. The DPDT toggle is rated for up to 20A at 125VAC and has screw terminals below. Measures 1-1/4" x 1-3/4". No center-off position. The first DPST toggle is rated for 20A at 125VAC or 15A at 250VAC. Screw terminals on the bottom. Measures 1-5/16" x 3/4". The smaller DPST toggle is rated for up to 4A at 125VAC or 2A at 250VAC. Has 3/16" spade terminals on the bottom and measures 1" X 9/16". All the toggles come with switch-plates and mounting nuts.

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DPDT TOGGLE SWITCH 20A (A)

Wanna Toggle?

The correct answer is "I don't know; I've never toggled." If, however, you just want to turn something on and off, here's a choice of toggles for your switching delectation. The DPDT toggle is rated for up to 20A at 125VAC and has screw terminals below. Measures 1-1/4" x 1-3/4". No center-off position. The first DPST toggle is rated for 20A at 125VAC or 15A at 250VAC. Screw terminals on the bottom. Measures 1-5/16" x 3/4". The smaller DPST toggle is rated for up to 4A at 125VAC or 2A at 250VAC. Has 3/16" spade terminals on the bottom and measures 1" X 9/16". All the toggles come with switch-plates and mounting nuts.

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Big and Rechargeable

Here's a brand new selection of sealed lead-acid rechargeable batteries, for when you're pushing something a little bigger than a penlight. All batteries are all direct from the manufacturer with current date codes. All of them have (2) 3/16" wide quick-disconnect terminals on top. Click on battery description for a photo.

 

 

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12 VOLT * 8AH * UB1280 * 5-15/16" x 3-11/16" x 2-9/16" NEW

Big and Rechargeable

Here's a brand new selection of sealed lead-acid rechargeable batteries, for when you're pushing something a little bigger than a penlight. All batteries are all direct from the manufacturer with current date codes. All of them have (2) 3/16" wide quick-disconnect terminals on top. Click on battery description for a photo.

 

 

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Fire In Your Pocket!

It's a five-in-one, tubular, stainless steel survival tool. Measures approx 6-1/2" long and looks like a pen or penlight clipped to your pocket, but it unscrews into a tiny compass, a 3/8" dia punch, a 1-1/2" long flint, a 1-1/2" long striker and a small whistle. Don't go on Survivor without it. NB: the compass must be unscrewed and off for accuracy. In black stainless steel.

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5-IN-1 SURVIVAL TOOL

Fire In Your Pocket!

It's a five-in-one, tubular, stainless steel survival tool. Measures approx 6-1/2" long and looks like a pen or penlight clipped to your pocket, but it unscrews into a tiny compass, a 3/8" dia punch, a 1-1/2" long flint, a 1-1/2" long striker and a small whistle. Don't go on Survivor without it. NB: the compass must be unscrewed and off for accuracy. In black stainless steel.

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$12.50 EACH

Electronic Cornucopia

Our 17-section case of over 200 electronic components will make anybody who owns a soldering gun happy as an electric clam. You get 1/4W resistor 10-1M Ohm, trimpots 500-1M Ohm, 50V disc capacitors 2.2-680pF, 100V mylar capacitors from .001-.33uF, electrolytic 50V capacitors from 1-1000uF, LEDs in (4) colors plus a 7-segment display, inductors 10-33mH, a 5V relay, bridge rectifier, (7) different diodes, (6) different transistors, (13) different ICs, a photocell, hook-up wire, (5) different switches, a mic element, 9V snap, 8-Ohm speaker , buzzer and a set of alligator-clip leads. From Elenco®.

 Detailed specifications:

Resistors:   1/4W - (5 each) in Ohms: 10, 100, 470, 1K, 2.2K, 4.7K, 8.2K, 10K, 

       18K, 27K, 47K, 82K, 100K, 220K, 330K, 470K, 1M.

Electrolytic Capacitors:  50V Radial - (2 each) 1µF, 4.7µF, 10µF, 47µF, 100µF, 470µF, 1000µF

Mylar Capacitors:  100V Radial - (2 each)  .001µF, .0047µF, .01µF, .047µF, .1µF, .33µF

Ceramic Disc Capacitors: 500V - (2 each) 2.2pF, 4.7pF, 10pF, 1pF, 22pF, 47pF, 100pF, 220pF, 470pF, 680pF

Inductors: (1 each) 4.7µH, 10µH, 47µH, 100µH, 470µH, 1mH, 10mH, 33mH

Trimpots: Single turn - (1 each) 500 ohm, 1K ohm, 5K ohm, 50K ohm, 100K ohm, 500K ohm, 1M ohm

 

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ELENCO® ELECTRONICS COMPONENT KIT WITH CASE

Electronic Cornucopia

Our 17-section case of over 200 electronic components will make anybody who owns a soldering gun happy as an electric clam. You get 1/4W resistor 10-1M Ohm, trimpots 500-1M Ohm, 50V disc capacitors 2.2-680pF, 100V mylar capacitors from .001-.33uF, electrolytic 50V capacitors from 1-1000uF, LEDs in (4) colors plus a 7-segment display, inductors 10-33mH, a 5V relay, bridge rectifier, (7) different diodes, (6) different transistors, (13) different ICs, a photocell, hook-up wire, (5) different switches, a mic element, 9V snap, 8-Ohm speaker , buzzer and a set of alligator-clip leads. From Elenco®.

 Detailed specifications:

Resistors:   1/4W - (5 each) in Ohms: 10, 100, 470, 1K, 2.2K, 4.7K, 8.2K, 10K, 

       18K, 27K, 47K, 82K, 100K, 220K, 330K, 470K, 1M.

Electrolytic Capacitors:  50V Radial - (2 each) 1µF, 4.7µF, 10µF, 47µF, 100µF, 470µF, 1000µF

Mylar Capacitors:  100V Radial - (2 each)  .001µF, .0047µF, .01µF, .047µF, .1µF, .33µF

Ceramic Disc Capacitors: 500V - (2 each) 2.2pF, 4.7pF, 10pF, 1pF, 22pF, 47pF, 100pF, 220pF, 470pF, 680pF

Inductors: (1 each) 4.7µH, 10µH, 47µH, 100µH, 470µH, 1mH, 10mH, 33mH

Trimpots: Single turn - (1 each) 500 ohm, 1K ohm, 5K ohm, 50K ohm, 100K ohm, 500K ohm, 1M ohm

 

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$64.95 EACH

Ear's Listening To You, Kid

These 36-Ohm ear buds have 15-foot leads, so you could practically leave your pod/pad/phone in another room, with the standard 1/8" plug at the the end that isn't in your ears. We'll send (2) pair because we know you keep losing these things or ripping the wires off (although 15-foot leads may just take care of that little wire problem).

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EAR BUDS WITH 15-FT LEADS

Ear's Listening To You, Kid

These 36-Ohm ear buds have 15-foot leads, so you could practically leave your pod/pad/phone in another room, with the standard 1/8" plug at the the end that isn't in your ears. We'll send (2) pair because we know you keep losing these things or ripping the wires off (although 15-foot leads may just take care of that little wire problem).

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$3.95 PKG (2)

Guaranteed To Shrink

You get (3) packs of Gardner Bender black heat-shrink tubing, at least (2) different, from our selection of 3/16", 3/8" and 3/4", all 4" long. This is the best way to keep your wires tidy and packed in, and watching that tube shrink into shape is worth the project alone.

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HEAT-SHRINK TUBING ASSORTMENT

Guaranteed To Shrink

You get (3) packs of Gardner Bender black heat-shrink tubing, at least (2) different, from our selection of 3/16", 3/8" and 3/4", all 4" long. This is the best way to keep your wires tidy and packed in, and watching that tube shrink into shape is worth the project alone.

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$3.75 PKG (3)

Boing, Gaboing Gaboing Pack

Big sack o' springs. You get (10) springs, mostly compression but probably with a few extension springs thrown in for dessert. Great for art projects, kinetic sculpture or creating tension in any number of scenarios. In sizes ranging from 3/4" long x 1/2" dia up to 2-5/8" long x 1-7/8" dia.

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SPRING ASSORTMENT

Boing, Gaboing Gaboing Pack

Big sack o' springs. You get (10) springs, mostly compression but probably with a few extension springs thrown in for dessert. Great for art projects, kinetic sculpture or creating tension in any number of scenarios. In sizes ranging from 3/4" long x 1/2" dia up to 2-5/8" long x 1-7/8" dia.

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$3.95 PKG (10)

Terminal Block

Our 4-position terminal block is rated for 300V and measures 3/4" x 5/8" x 5/8" tall with set-screw terminals and a 3.6mm ID. 300V max rating. CSA.

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300V TERMINAL BLOCKS

Terminal Block

Our 4-position terminal block is rated for 300V and measures 3/4" x 5/8" x 5/8" tall with set-screw terminals and a 3.6mm ID. 300V max rating. CSA.

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$3.25 PKG (10)

Ten Roentgens & Counting…

If Madame Curie had owned this, she'd be alive today. (She'd be more than 140 years old, of course, but still….) Our Radex RD1503 digital radiation meter evaluates the ambient level of gamma radiation, and can detect objects polluted by beta active radioactive nuclides. It uses a Geiger counter to detect the amount of gamma radiation within 40 seconds. It indicates the ambient dose equivalent in µSv/hr (0.05 to 9.99) and the µRem/hr exposure dose rate on a scale of 0.1 to1.25. The values are displayed on a 1-3/4" x 1-1/8" LCD screen. The presence of each particle is indicated by a clicking sound, for quick identification of affected areas, and it has an audio alarm with 3 adjustable ranges. The unit measures 4" x 2-1/4" x 1" and comes with a detailed manual and technical certificate. Requires (2) "AAA" batteries. Made in Russia. CE.

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RADIATION METER

Ten Roentgens & Counting…

If Madame Curie had owned this, she'd be alive today. (She'd be more than 140 years old, of course, but still….) Our Radex RD1503 digital radiation meter evaluates the ambient level of gamma radiation, and can detect objects polluted by beta active radioactive nuclides. It uses a Geiger counter to detect the amount of gamma radiation within 40 seconds. It indicates the ambient dose equivalent in µSv/hr (0.05 to 9.99) and the µRem/hr exposure dose rate on a scale of 0.1 to1.25. The values are displayed on a 1-3/4" x 1-1/8" LCD screen. The presence of each particle is indicated by a clicking sound, for quick identification of affected areas, and it has an audio alarm with 3 adjustable ranges. The unit measures 4" x 2-1/4" x 1" and comes with a detailed manual and technical certificate. Requires (2) "AAA" batteries. Made in Russia. CE.

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$199.95 EACH

Science Project Motor & Gearbox

Great for roboticists, too. It's a mighty-mite, this little 6VDC 45 RPM motor with a right-angle gearbox. Draws 13mA, no load, and stalls at 120mA. Output is through (2) double-flattened 1/4" dia x 3/16" long shafts on opposite sides of the white plastic housing, both with 1/16" dia center holes. Measures 1-7/8" x 7/8" overall. Gear ratio is 228:1.

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45 RPM GEAR MOTOR

Science Project Motor & Gearbox

Great for roboticists, too. It's a mighty-mite, this little 6VDC 45 RPM motor with a right-angle gearbox. Draws 13mA, no load, and stalls at 120mA. Output is through (2) double-flattened 1/4" dia x 3/16" long shafts on opposite sides of the white plastic housing, both with 1/16" dia center holes. Measures 1-7/8" x 7/8" overall. Gear ratio is 228:1.

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$7.50 EACH

Youse Be Needing A Tape Measure?

Our oddest twofer: a 9-foot USB charging cable with tape-measure markings in 1/16” and 1mm increments on it. Has a standard USB jack at one end and both micro-USB and lightning jacks on a Y-plug at the other. Not only permits long-distance charging, it tells you how long the distance is!

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USB CHARGING TAPE MEASURE

Youse Be Needing A Tape Measure?

Our oddest twofer: a 9-foot USB charging cable with tape-measure markings in 1/16” and 1mm increments on it. Has a standard USB jack at one end and both micro-USB and lightning jacks on a Y-plug at the other. Not only permits long-distance charging, it tells you how long the distance is!

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$12.95 EACH

Electrodes-R-Us

Okay, they’re just strips of metal, but CJ says one of each and a grapefruit will get you at least a “C” at the science fair. The copper electrode is 100mm long x 18mm wide  x .8mm thick (3.94" x .7" x .041”). The zinc electrode is 4” long x 3/4” wide x .027” thick and stamped “ZN”. And both of them are awfully useful for crafters and jewelry makers, too.

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ZINC STRIP FOR CRAFTS OR SCIENCE FAIR

Electrodes-R-Us

Okay, they’re just strips of metal, but CJ says one of each and a grapefruit will get you at least a “C” at the science fair. The copper electrode is 100mm long x 18mm wide  x .8mm thick (3.94" x .7" x .041”). The zinc electrode is 4” long x 3/4” wide x .027” thick and stamped “ZN”. And both of them are awfully useful for crafters and jewelry makers, too.

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$2.95 PKG (2)

PELTIER HEAT PUMP

High tech comes to Am Sci & Surp!! It is here in the form of a Peltier junction, a thermo-electric device that translates electric power into heat, and perversely, into cool. Apply current @ 3-12 VDC to the gizmo and it extracts thermal energy from one face, thereby cooling it. The heat is dumped onto the other face, thereby heating it. Please note: you must use a heat sink on the hot side or the junction will fry itself, since it can quickly create a 65° C temperature differential in a no load situation. Stack two, or build a cascade to increase the thermal differential created. Or run it backwards. Apply heat or cold to the relevant face and produce a current. Amazing for science projects and experiments. Practical for coffee warmers, beer coolers and mini-refrigerator or warming oven applications. Comes with instructions. Large is 1-9/16" sq. x 3/16" thick.

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PELTIER JUNCTION THERMO-ELECTRO DEVICE

PELTIER HEAT PUMP

High tech comes to Am Sci & Surp!! It is here in the form of a Peltier junction, a thermo-electric device that translates electric power into heat, and perversely, into cool. Apply current @ 3-12 VDC to the gizmo and it extracts thermal energy from one face, thereby cooling it. The heat is dumped onto the other face, thereby heating it. Please note: you must use a heat sink on the hot side or the junction will fry itself, since it can quickly create a 65° C temperature differential in a no load situation. Stack two, or build a cascade to increase the thermal differential created. Or run it backwards. Apply heat or cold to the relevant face and produce a current. Amazing for science projects and experiments. Practical for coffee warmers, beer coolers and mini-refrigerator or warming oven applications. Comes with instructions. Large is 1-9/16" sq. x 3/16" thick.

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$11.95 EACH

Thermal Fuses

Rated for 10A at 250VAC, these normally closed thermal fuses will pop at 128ºC or 262ºF. The fuses themselves are 1/2" long but yours will be wired into leads of assorted lengths, because they were betooken out of coffeemakers of some sort. Never been popped, though, because then they would be useless and who'd buy 'em?

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10A 250VAC 128°C THERMAL FUSE

Thermal Fuses

Rated for 10A at 250VAC, these normally closed thermal fuses will pop at 128ºC or 262ºF. The fuses themselves are 1/2" long but yours will be wired into leads of assorted lengths, because they were betooken out of coffeemakers of some sort. Never been popped, though, because then they would be useless and who'd buy 'em?

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$2.95 PKG (5)

Pillow Blocks

These pillow block bearings have 13-gauge steel mounting straps, 4" long x 1-1/8" with 5/16" x 5/8" mounting slots, and a sintered iron ball unit measuring 1-11/16" dia with either a 5/8” ID or 1” ID brass sleeve. The 5/8” ID one has an oil cup on the top; the 1” dia version has a grease fitting in the same place.

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1” PILLOW BLOCK BEARING

Pillow Blocks

These pillow block bearings have 13-gauge steel mounting straps, 4" long x 1-1/8" with 5/16" x 5/8" mounting slots, and a sintered iron ball unit measuring 1-11/16" dia with either a 5/8” ID or 1” ID brass sleeve. The 5/8” ID one has an oil cup on the top; the 1” dia version has a grease fitting in the same place.

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Need To Sense Some Fluid Pressure?

Our VP for Sensing Fluid Pressure called this sensor from Kavlico “sweet.” Needs a 5VDC 20mW power source, and will likely put out 0-4VDC, contingent on pressure, from 0-5"/H2O max, we’d say. Measures 1-5/16" x 17/32" on a pair of 7/8" long 5/32" slotted mounting wings. The upper 3/16" OD barb is the low side, and the lower is (ironically) high. Has a 3-pin connector with legend on the back for power and output. Call for a data sheet.

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5VDC FLUID PRESSURE SENSORS

Need To Sense Some Fluid Pressure?

Our VP for Sensing Fluid Pressure called this sensor from Kavlico “sweet.” Needs a 5VDC 20mW power source, and will likely put out 0-4VDC, contingent on pressure, from 0-5"/H2O max, we’d say. Measures 1-5/16" x 17/32" on a pair of 7/8" long 5/32" slotted mounting wings. The upper 3/16" OD barb is the low side, and the lower is (ironically) high. Has a 3-pin connector with legend on the back for power and output. Call for a data sheet.

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$5.95 PKG (2)
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2” PLATED ALLIGATOR CLIPS
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Tiny Gators

From the electric swamp. Our each is a six-pack of 2” plated alligator clips with screw terminals, waiting for you to shove some 14-18 gauge wire down their throats--or in their necks, we guess.

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2” PLATED ALLIGATOR CLIPS

Tiny Gators

From the electric swamp. Our each is a six-pack of 2” plated alligator clips with screw terminals, waiting for you to shove some 14-18 gauge wire down their throats--or in their necks, we guess.

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$2.95 PKG (2)

Quartz Crystal Antenna

Build your own quartz antenna. These (2) 4-3/8" x 3" x 1-5/16" plastic boxes each have (2) boxes of quartz crystals inside and (2) aluminum U-brackets that are attached to a single screw terminal on one short side of the box. Back in the early 70's, they were originally made to be used in pairs as part of a 300 Ohm antenna. Not sure if they will work with today's TV's but all you need is cabling to connect them and give it a try. Made in Brazil, the antenna capital of South America, probably.

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QUARTZ CRYSTAL ANTENNA

Quartz Crystal Antenna

Build your own quartz antenna. These (2) 4-3/8" x 3" x 1-5/16" plastic boxes each have (2) boxes of quartz crystals inside and (2) aluminum U-brackets that are attached to a single screw terminal on one short side of the box. Back in the early 70's, they were originally made to be used in pairs as part of a 300 Ohm antenna. Not sure if they will work with today's TV's but all you need is cabling to connect them and give it a try. Made in Brazil, the antenna capital of South America, probably.

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$4.95 PKG (2)

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