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Ferrite Toroids/Beads

TaximesTaximes Registered User regular
edited July 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
I want to do a little electronics hobbying, and I need a small ferrite toroid. I was disappointed to find that my two local RadioShacks didn't have them.

Am I likely to find them anywhere else (hardware stores, etc.), or am I going to have to order them online?

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  • KlorgnumKlorgnum Registered User
    edited July 2009
    My understanding is that many computer cables have ferrite lumps around the ends of the cables. Maybe you could cannibalize one of those?

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  • TaximesTaximes Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I'm actually trying to do that at this very moment :P

    The one I have though is not quite the right size/shape mostly because it's for a slightly different purpose (ferrite wrapped around cables is to reduce noise, and I want one to use as a core for a transformer), but I'm also going to check and see if I can find an actual toroid in something else.

    i.e., the bead on the spare cable I have is about this shape:

    And I need this:

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  • mkissinmkissin Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    There's generally a truckload of them inside newish electronic power supplies (so, anything built in the last 5 years or so like a cheap VCR or DVD player or whatever).

    If you have a dead PC power supply or something similar, you can probably salvage one from inside it.

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