End of Life Components
Discontinued passives and long lead times with current components
End-of-Life (EoL) issues and today’s long lead times for current products are an issue, and BEC Distribution has announced the availability of direct alternatives to TOKO/Murata, Coilcraft, Vishay and Sumida lines, with short lead times from 5-7 weeks (excluding public holidays), where most manufacturers are currently working on 16-30 weeks.
Large component manufacturers often discontinue product lines after 5-10 years. This can have a potentially disastrous impact on customers whose products have longer expected lifetime eg Aerospace, Medical, Surveillance or Defence industry equipment. The availability of BEC’s component replacements will far exceed 10 years.
With a huge stock of passive components and franchised distribution agreements with quality alternative component manufacturers, BEC can provide high quality, pin-for-pin direct replacement or alternatives. If the required components are not in stock, then BEC will track down and source matching alternatives, ensuring that EoL issues will not hinder customers’ projects.
BEC Distribution offers quality alternatives to most passive components, including:
High Current Power Inductors, Power Inductors, Shielded Power Inductors, Chip Inductors, Multi-Layer Ceramic Chip Inductors, Radial Peaking Coils, Open Wire-Wound Chip Inductors, Thin-Film Chip Inductors, Common Mode Chokes, Line Filters, Transformers, RJ45 connectors, LAN Magnetics, Resistors, Power resistors, Aluminium profile resistors, Wire-wound resistors, Aluminium housed resistors, Compact brake resistors, Steel Grid Brake Resistors, Water-cooled break resistors , De-charge resistors, Coils, Power supplies, PCB terminal blocks, DIN rail terminal blocks, Plug-in connectors, RJ45 Connectors, Sockets and plugs, 100 Base-T Magnetics Modules, Transforms, Measuring Transformers, Voltage Transformers , Single Port Jacks, Ganged Jacks, Stacked Jacks, Connector-plugs, Connector sockets, Wire Guard Terminal Blocks and Special Type Terminal Blocks.
Alternatives for many brands include: TOKO/Murata, Sumida, TDK, Coilcraft, Cooper, Molex, Bourns, Tyco, Vishay, Wurth, Panasonic, Phoenix Contact, Sauro, Euroclamp, Stelvio Kontek and Wago.
Many products are ex-stock, with a low MOQ of just 10 pcs for samples. The policy of sourcing from different countries around the world ensures continuity of supply without compromising quality. Samples and spec sheets are available on request. Sourced from established manufacturers around the globe, the ranges offer high-quality alternatives, often at a price lower than the well-known manufacturers. Quality is key – for example, many products feature gold-plated contacts and robust, rugged designs, ensuring long life. Error-reduction designs have also been utilised in the components.