5 Basic Types of Electronic Parts That You Can Buy at Our Store Summit Elecctronics February 1, 2023
5 Basic Types of Electronic Parts That You Can Buy at Our Store
An assortment of electronic parts

We all know that electronics are powered by electricity, but how do these devices produce the electrical current that powers them? On a basic level, there are three types of electronic parts: resistors and capacitors as passive components and inductors and transformers as active components. Together with transistors (which act as active and passive components), these five elements combine to create the circuitry in your favorite gadgets.

We look at five basic types of electronic parts that you can purchase at our store in Boca Raton, Florida.


Mosfet is a transistor in which PNP and NPN components control current flow. It is the combination of two transistors that increases the current and decreases the voltage so that it can increase or decrease the voltage to equalize it. Buy electronic parts in Mosfet IC at our store in Boca Raton, FL.

Resistors and Rheostats

Resistors or Rheostats are electronically designed to resist and oppose the flow of electricity. This material is typically used to prevent damage when a high-frequency current is passed through the circuit to control current flow at high frequencies. Resistors are determined by how much resistance they can produce, while Rheostats are determined by how easily they can be adjusted.


Capacitors are made of conductive metal foil in an insulating coating. The main function of a capacitor is to store energy. It is strategically placed in electronic devices to keep the voltage stable by balancing out the current. The capacitor prevents the flow of electricity and controls the flow of electricity. The electronic parts in these electronic devices are on the PCB and can act as a switch.

Current Transformers

Current Transformers transfer electrical power from a high voltage level to a lower voltage. It is commonly used as the standard connection between transformers and distribution boards on home appliances. The core of current transformers is made of low-resistance iron wire. This allows the components to transform AC (Alternating Current) into DC (Direct Current). You can get the current transformers at our electronic parts store in Boca Raton, FL.

Terminal Blocks

Terminal blocks are used to connect electronic parts in the circuit board. There are different terminal blocks, including fuse, power, and sensor terminal blocks.

These are all electronic components that make up electronics in a household device. They come in varying shapes and sizes depending on the type of device they become part of. You can buy electronic parts at our electronic parts store in Boca Raton, FL.

Summit Electronics maintains a wide range of hardware and electronics to meet your needs. We stock all parts, including resistors, capacitors, and diodes. We also have transistors and LEDs at our electronic parts supply store. Contact Summit Electronics today to order your hardware and electronics.