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Maplin Switches and Buzzers

                                           We were very sad to hear that Maplin Electronics is now in administration.  Alan Butcher Components has been a supplier to Maplin for over 30 years and seen many developments and changes during this time.  The decline of Maplin emphasises again how difficult it is for retailers on the UK high street.  We also appreciate that Maplin was restructuring to try and reverse that trend .
Mostra Expo - 2018

Everel Exhibiting At Mostra Expo, Milan!

The Mostra Convegno Expo, Milan 13th-16th March 2018 We are pleased to announce that Everel will be exhibiting at MCE 2018.  The Mostra Expo is an excellent platform for Everel to present their innovative motor and ventilation solutions to the wider market.   The Mostra Exhibition is where companies focused on the HVAC+R and energy efficiency sectors meet and showcase their latest technologies.  It focuses on the key areas of Heating, Cooling, Water and .
Berker 3A USB charging socket - 9-2610-25-XX

New 3A USB Charging Socket From Berker!

   The new Berker Integro 2gang, 3A, 230V USB charging socket is now available from Alan Butcher Components. Fitted with two USB type A sockets Suitable for mobile phones and tablets, navigation devices and digital cameras. Short-circuit-proof and overload-proof by means of an electronic fuse. As part of the Integro range, the new 3A USB charging socket has the same compact dimensions (55.5 x 55.5mm) and design quality associated with Berker products. Specifications: Frequency .
Piezo Buzzers Sounders

Piezo Buzzer Distributor

Alan Butcher Components has been supplying piezo buzzers for over 30 years.  We specialise in distributing high quality, reliable audio products suitable for a wide range of applications.  So, what makes us different from other suppliers?  Why should you choose Alan Butcher Components as your piezo buzzer distributor?  Here are just a few reasons:   Our range is comprehensive. Whether you need continuous or intermittent-tone buzzers, loud/high output devices or ultra-miniature components, we will .
Alan Butcher Components

2017 Year In Review

   Alan Butcher Components - 2017 Year In Review!   Firstly, Happy Christmas to you all! Another year is coming to a close which doesn’t seem possible.  2017 has been a busy and exciting year for Alan Butcher Components, with the company continuing to grow and develop.  Following is a summary of our 2017 year in review: In April, we were awarded the Everel agency for the UK and this has already proved to be .
Managing Lead Times - Chinese New Year 2018

Managing Lead Times – CNY 2018

Managing Lead Times – Chinese New Year 2018   The Year of the Dog is fast approaching and it is time to plan for the Chinese New Year shutdown period.  For 2018, our supplier’s shutdown runs from 10th February to 25th February, with limited production for a couple of weeks after. As you know, we like to give our customers sufficient time to plan for this and every year, around this time, we are .
Everel Product Solutions

Everel Product Solutions Presentations

                                                                                  EVEREL PRODUCT SOLUTIONS Everel has recently launched a series of presentations showcasing their product solutions for applications such as ovens, cooker hoods, pressure and vacuum cleaners.  There are currently three presentations and you .
Float switches

Selecting a Float Switch – What Should You Consider?

  Firstly, it’s important to understand how a liquid level sensor, or float switch, works.  The products supplied by Alan Butcher Components contain a reed switch within a stem.  An external float, with a magnet inside, passes over and activates the reed switch, depending on the level of the liquid.  No power supply is required to operate these switches.   When selecting a liquid level sensor, you should consider the following:   Contact Form .
Sensors - Alan Butcher Components

Visit Us At The Sensors & Instrumentation Exhibition!

Our Reed Sensor Technology supplier PIC GmbH is exhibiting at the Sensors & Instrumentation exhibition in Birmingham on the 26th – 27th September 2017.   This will be the first time they have exhibited in the UK and it is an exciting opportunity to view their product range and discuss the numerous applications for this technology with their sales engineers.  Our Managing Director, Paul Butcher, will also be on the stand to assist with .
Push button switches

What Are Push Button Switches?

Push Button Switches are used across a wide variety of applications.    Usually made of metal or plastic, the button is pressed by the human finger; they are the interface between a user and the end product or system.  The range of push switches is vast and below is an overview of the type of push buttons offered by Alan Butcher Components. Types Of Pushbutton Switches:   Latching switches, also known as On/Off – when .