Inductors are passive two-terminal electrical components that store energy in the form of magnetic energy when electric current flows through them. They are also commonly called coils, chokes, or reactors.
Although they can only store energy for a short period of time, the reliability of inductors, as well as their ability to prevent changes in current, make them ideal for a variety of applications such as:
- Sensors, especially as contactless sensors
- Tuning circuits
- Energy storage
- Ferrite beads
Inductors provide optimized high-frequency characteristics, and can also be connected to capacitors to form tuned circuits, which are often used in RF equipment.
No matter what your inductor needs are, DEX can test, source, and deliver a broad selection of surface mount chip inductors and components, including:
- General Circuit
- Metal alloy
- Power line
Ceramic or ferrite-core, potted or sealed in epoxy, DEX’s chip inductors are available in a range of specifications to meet your unique needs for saturation current, resistance, inductance, maximum current, frequency ratings, and more.
Partner with DEX to Source Your Inductors
For more than 40 years, DEX has served as a trusted open-market supplier for inductors, leveraging our global network of partners to source thousands of components, including hard-to-find and out-of-production items. All of our parts are screened, tested, and warrantied for functionality, performance, and authenticity, and we can fill most orders in as little as 8-12 weeks.*
*DEX can source, test, and deliver many electronic components in as little as 8-12 weeks of a Purchase Order.
Top Industry Use Cases for Inductors
As one of three basic passive components in an electrical circuit, inductors are critical for everything from wireless charging and power supply to current conversion, broadband filtering, and Bluetooth connections. They are most commonly seen in:
- Industrial electronics
- Military, defense, and space industries
- Consumer electronics
- Transportation technology
- Medical and biotechnology
- Telecommunications support
- Computer and peripheral equipment
What Makes DEX Different
DEX does more than simply sourcing high-quality inductors; we help you develop reliable, resilient supply chain solutions for all of your electronic components so your operations can stay steady, no matter what’s going on in the world. Our sourcing and testing capabilities help reduce your dependence on OEM obstacles like long lead times, price swings, and frequent product disruptions, giving you more confidence in everything from your acquisition and procurement to servicing and disposal.
When you partner with DEX for your inductor needs, you gain peace of mind knowing that your parts have passed rigorous, best-in-class testing from industry-certified technicians and facilities and that they meet all of your specifications, so the item you ordered is precisely the item you receive.Find out how our proven systems, process infrastructure, and engineering core competencies become your competitive advantage. Contact DEX today about bulk purchasing and long-term partnerships to help secure your inductor inventory for tomorrow.