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• Leadtime Trends • Meet Charcroft at Railtex
• Metal Price Trends • Keep in touch with Charcroft
• Last Time Buys/End Of Life/ Parts Change Notices

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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/End Of Life/ Parts Change Notices

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
  • October 8th LTB with shipping before 8th April 2020 for PWRG power resistors with metal glaze resistive element : View PCN

  • Email for LTB info

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

  • 6134, 6137, 6138 series precision potentiometers available while supplies last: View PCN
  • CRT series of trimmable chip resistors are end of life with no LTB: View PCN
  • DSPR1KL.5 sensors are made end of life with no LTB: View PCN

  • Email for EOL info

Parts Change Notices (PCNs)

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

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