I don't know if this will be a good topic or not but what the heck, I'll shitcan it later if necessary. Basically, the idea is to post if you're having trouble sourcing a particular part. Not one you forgot to order, but something new that perhaps you haven't used before and you'd like input on.
Example (and the reason I started this thread):
I'm looking for an IEC module that contains a voltage selector switch. So far I've found 4 that I like, which I've listed below.
#1: Digi-Key - 603-1149-ND (Manufacturer - 10SB3S)
Pros: simple all in one, filter could be a plus
Cons: voltage selection is not user friendly, don't need the built in power switch
#2: Digi-Key - 603-1144-ND (Manufacturer - 06AK5)
Pros: much better voltage selector
Cons: i hate snap in modules
#3: Digi-Key - CCM1375-ND (Manufacturer - PE0SSS000)
Pros: good mount, good voltage selector
Cons: don't need the switch
#4: Digi-Key - 486-1090-ND (Manufacturer - 4301.0001)
Potentially perfect, just not entirely sure how the voltage selector works. I read the data sheet and probably need to do so again.
Anyone have any bright ideas other than me sitting down with the Digikey catalog for a few hours?