A couple weeks ago, Ms. Heather McGhee, of
Wurth Electronics Midcom, wrote to me asking
about getting a listing on Vendor pages for which her company manufactures products.
I obliged accordingly by adding Wurth Electronics to the
Vehicular Electronics, Capacitors, EMC / EMI / RFI,
For Sale: Würth Electronics SMD
0402 Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor Design Kit, SMD Air Coil Inductor Design Kit,
and Power Elements Design Kit. These are the kits - all unused - graciously provided
by Würth for a product review. I have no need for them at this time, so this could
be your lucky day. They sell on
Digi-Key for about $110 each, but you can buy the group of three three kits
for a total $75 (~$330 value) + shipping (U.S. locations
only). The first person to e-mail me gets them. thanks.
Wurth Electronics Midcom, if you are not familiar with the company, is part of
Würth Elektronik Group companies. Combined, they produce thousands
of circuit board-based system components for power distribution, display and control
panels, electronic controls. Power magnetics, EMC components, common mode chokes,
capacitors, transformers, RF inductors, high current PCB terminals, printed circuits
boards, terminal blocks, automotive magnetic components, electronic displays, LEDs,
control units, and keypads are among the offerings. Surface mount and through-hole
packages are available. They offer FREE samples of catalog items on request.
In fact, Heather graciously provided to me Design Kits that included
surface mount inductors from the Automotive (iBE) group and
PCB-mount terminals from her Midcom group. There are at least 50 really nice
Design Kits available with various types of inductors (air, ferrite core, ceramic,
SMD, through-hole, etc.), power line chokes, LAN interface transformers, EMI suppression
ferrites, a huge variety of shielded and unshielded connectors, ESD suppressors,
varistors, fuse holders, DC connectors (think wall wart interface),
SEPIC converter, and beryllium EMI finger type contacts. The web
page descriptions all say "free refills" for the kits - what a deal, eh?
Below are photos I took of the three kits sent to me. If you would like samples
of your own, please contact Heather.
Why be Würth-less when you don't have to be?
Design Kit - WE-MK Multilayer Ceramic SMD Inductor - 0402A
Design Kit - WE-CAIR Air coil - 1322/1340/4248
Design Kits Power Elements
To quote Linus van Pelt in a Peanuts comic
panel where he decides to run away from home while carrying his pack in the wrong
direction, "I feel not unlike a fool." When I first opened the Power Elements design
kit I thought all the nifty looking machined metal pieces were heat sinks. As it
turns out they are circuit-board-mounted blocks that are meant to be screw-down
connectors for high current interfaces. They are very well made. I'm more likely
to eventually 'repurpose' a couple of them as heat sinks than use them as intended.
Another great use for them would be for some artistic type to incorporate them as
components in some form of creative sculpture like these
Winged Insects from Electronics Components and
Featured Product Archive
The inventions and products featured on these pages were chosen either for their
uniqueness in the RF engineering realm, or are simply awesome (or ridiculous) enough
to warrant an appearance.
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One more thing. Coincidentally, Ms. Lorie Nichols, editor of
In Compliance magazine, contacted
me today about something and while looking at the website, I noticed a item titled
Elektronik eiSos and Formula E Sponsoring."
Wurth Electronics Midcom, Inc.
121 Airport Drive
Phone: +1 605 884 2442
Posted October 27, 2015