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• Leadtime Trends • Meet Charcroft at Railtex
• Metal Price Trends • Keep in touch with Charcroft

Leadtime trends

Greater leadtime stability across the product groups, with the exception of wirewound resistors where the leadtime has extended slightly.



Filters, Magnetics, Opto, Hardware & Power Supplies


Metal price trends

Steady increases in the price of palladium, copper and tantalum concentrate with a recent short spike in the cost of lead with short-term price drops for tin and nickel. All graphs are guidelines only.

Base metals

Capacitors: Aluminium
Resistors: Trimmers, Networks

Capacitors: Film, Mica
Resistors: Carbon, Metal film, Wirewound

Capacitors: Mica
Resistors: All Non-RoHS

Capacitors: Surface-mount

Capacitors: Tantalum

Capacitors: Mica

Precious metals

Capacitors: Metal clad, Mica
Resistors: Networks

Capacitors: Ceramic
Resistors: Surface-mount


Last Time Buys (LTBs) for TT Electronics resistors

  • June 30th LTB for fourteen series of resistors: CHP, CGH, CGX, CHP1X, CMH, DPR3, HSC, HSF, MCHP, MM, MRC, PPS, SMC, ZCHP : View PCN | PDF
  • October 8th LTB with shipping before 8th April 2020 for PWRG power resistors with metal glaze resistive element : View PCN | PDF

  • Email for LTB info

End of Life (EOL) for TT Electronics resistors & potentiometers

Parts Change Notices (PCNs)

  • Exxelia withdraws CECC approval from CTC/CTS capacitors: View PCN | PDF
  • TT Electronics is replacing the INF250 LED with the EWC250 from April 1st: View PCN | PDF

Charcroft at Railtex Stand J03, 14-16 May NEC Birmingham

Meet the Charcroft team at Raitex to see MTM Power’s completely redesigned PCMDS400 power converters and the Sensata Airpax range of Hydraulic Magnetic Circuit Breakers.

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