Friday, June 30, 2017

We’re Taking a Couple Days off to Celebrate Independence Day

A very Happy July 4th to all of you! Q Source is celebrating the holiday by taking Monday, July 3rd, and Tuesday, July 4th, off to celebrate. We’ll be open for regular business hours on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017.

Our Q Source family wishes you a safe and enjoyable Independence Day full of friends, family, sun, and BBQ. Thank you for your continued patronage.

For your shopping convenience, QSource.com is open for business 24/7. Orders placed via our Web site while we're closed, will be processed as soon as possible on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017. Please contact us with your related questions at qsales@qsource.com or via phone at 800-966-6020. Thank you!

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Shipping ESD-Sensitive Components? Get Extra Savings on These CCI Shipping Boxes

Save an extra 5% off the Q Source price on CCI’s ESD Shipping Boxes w/Foam. Get this discount when you add an eligible box to your shopping cart. Our Featured Product promo is valid Monday, June 26, 2017 and runs through Friday, June 30, 2017.

These ESD Shipping Boxes (w/foam) provide inexpensive, ESD-safe, protection for static-sensitive, fragile components. Eligible boxes are available I number of sizes and shapes and span many popular CCI product lines. Please see the individual product page for further details.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Free Ships on These JBC Tips

Get Free Freight on select JBC Soldering Tips (Cartridges). Get this discount when you add an eligible tip to your shopping cart. These popular tips are in stock and ready-to-ship. Our Free Freight promo is valid Monday, June 19, 2017 and runs through Friday, June 23, 2017.

Free-shipping-eligible tips are available in a number of cartridge sizes and types with various tip shapes including conical, chisel, curved micro tweezers, spade, and sloped. They are for use with a range of JBC Soldering tools such as the NANO Premium Series Digital Soldering Station, PA Series Micro-Tweezers, DR Series Desoldering Iron, and others. Please visit the individual product pages for more detailed information.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Social Rewind for June 14, 2017

Are you subscribed to multiple social media networks like we are? Do you find it difficult it to keep up with all of the updates from the people you follow? Do you feel like you're missing a lot of good information?

"The Social Rewind," is a weekly compilation of what we thought were the most interesting, funny, or informational social media posts of the previous week. Q Source follows a variety of really fascinating companies and individuals on Twitter, Facebook & Google+ and we want to share the best of what they have to say.

Leading off this week’s column: Four girls, 4 days, 0 emissions. TE Connectivity’s post tells about the first ever girls-only world record attempt in an electric car.

The folks over at JBC Soldering know about the importance of solder and their post offers advice about choosing the right one for all of your soldering projects.

WATCH. That’s the word and acronym that Wearwell presents in their helpful post about how to select new matting or flooring.

Dead men may tell no tales, but Agilent Technologies’ post shows mummies do speak when scientists extract DNA from mummified remains.

Do you love tools? Do you love music? Then this Laughing Squid post about a musician who plays tool songs using actual tools is a must see.

And we close out this week’s column with a Guest Blog post about ESD Wastebaskets.

There you have it; another quick look at a few of last week's most interesting social media posts. We enjoy bringing you this weekly column and hope you liked reading the Social Rewind. We'd love it if you shared your interesting posts with us and if you would share this column with your friends and colleagues.


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Monday, June 12, 2017

Attention Stereo Microscope Users: Save 20% on This Popular Unitron LED Ring Light

Save 20% off the MSRP of Unitron’s 15854 LED Ring Light. Get this discount when you add the Unitron 15854 to your shopping cart. This popular ring light is in stock and ready-to-ship. Our Featured Product promo is valid Monday, June 12, 2017 and runs through Friday, June 16, 2017.

This popular Unitron LED Ring Light fits just about any stereo microscope with a diameter of 60 mm or less. It features a 10-step variable light intensity, sectional light, 72 LED bulbs, and a color temperature of 6400 K. For further details please see the 15854 product page.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Social Rewind for June 7, 2017

Are you subscribed to multiple social media networks like we are? Do you find it difficult it to keep up with all of the updates from the people you follow? Do you feel like you're missing a lot of good information?

"The Social Rewind," is a weekly compilation of what we thought were the most interesting, funny, or informational social media posts of the previous week. Q Source follows a variety of really fascinating companies and individuals on Twitter, Facebook & Google+ and we want to share the best of what they have to say.

Leading off this week’s column: Weller shared this excellent post that recommends Maker Faires for exposing kids to robotics, circuitry, and computer hardware.

3M’s post teaches us about Evaptainers and how they’re helping to eliminate food waste in the developing world.

If you’re designing the perfect laboratory workstation, this post by Treston USA is a must read.

Puritan shared this enlightening piece about how researchers have cut DNA separation time down to minutes by using a special glass microchip.

If humanity wants to explore deep space, they’ll need the NASA research into radiation shields discussed in this post from 3D Printing Industry.

And we close out this week’s column with a post about QSource.com’s new Engagement Bar.

There you have it; another quick look at a few of last week's most interesting social media posts. We enjoy bringing you this weekly column and hope you liked reading the Social Rewind. We'd love it if you shared your interesting posts with us and if you would share this column with your friends and colleagues.


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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Yes, You Do Need an ESD Wastebasket

Originally posted as The Cause for ESD Wastebaskets by Transforming Technologies - Re-posted here, including slight edits, with permission

It is fair to wonder why there is a need for ESD wastebaskets. If the basket resides underneath a workstation, and stays there permanently, the need may not exist.

 However, there are a number of circumstances when the wastebasket could present a significant hazard to electronic products. The following are just a few examples of potentially risky scenarios:

Worksurface Cleaning: An operator lifts the wastebasket to the edge of the workstation to collect the debris being removed. Should a static-sensitive product be present on the worksurface and not contained in a shielding container, there is a good opportunity for exposure to electrostatic fields that exceed safe limits.

Lead Trimming/Board Cleaning Operations: When trimming component leads or using aerosol cleaners on PCBs (Printed Circuit Boards), some operators will hold the PCB over a wastebasket to catch the clippings or solvent run-off. Many times, the PCB will be placed well into the waste container to assure catching the unwanted materials. This operation puts PCBs and ESD-sensitive devices very close to potentially significant electrostatic fields.

Aisle Proximity: Some wastebaskets have been observed in close proximity to production floor aisles, where product transfer carts pass or may be parked. ANSI/ESD S2020 requires items that generate 2,000 volts or more (measured at 1” from the item) be kept at least 12” from ESD-sensitive devices. Using ESD wastebaskets eliminates the risk of carts being parked next to static-generating baskets.

While company ESD policies may prohibit some of the actions mentioned above, it does not mean that they will not occur from time to time. ESD wastebaskets provide assurance that the wastebasket will never be an ESD threat to your product.

Transforming Technologies offers ESD wastebaskets in static-dissipative polypropylene and in stainless steel for cleanroom operations. If a liner is to be used for easier maintenance, Transforming Technologies offers them in both conductive and static dissipative.

Please visit QSource.com for further information about these Transforming Technologies products:

28-Quart, Black ESD-Safe Waste Basket (WBAS 28)
  • Material: Carbon-loaded, black conductive Polypropylene
  • Point-to-Point Resistance RP: 104- 105 W
  • Height: 15"
  • Opening: 13.5" x 9.5"
22-Gallon, Black ESD-Safe Waste Basket (WBAS90)
  • Weight: 7.5 lb.
  • Dimensions: 30" x 20" x 11"
  • Material: Carbon-loaded, black conductive polypropylene
  • Resistance - RTP: 104 - 105
  • Marking: Yellow ESD symbol
44-Gallon, Black ESD-Safe Waste Basket (WBAS180)
  • Weight: 13 lb.
  • Dimensions: 31" x 24" x 24"
  • Material: Carbon-loaded, black conductive polypropylene
  • Resistance - RTP: 104 - 105
  • Marking: Yellow ESD symbol
2-Mil, 7-10 Gallon Pink Dissipative Anti-Static Trash Liners (WBASLP)
  • Basic Material: Single layer of non-amine polyethylene
  • Size: 24" x 24"
  • Tensile Strength: 2,000 to 3,000 PSI
  • Tearing Strength: 65- to 450-lb. per square inch
  • Surface Resistivity: ‹ or equal to 1011 ohms/sq.
  • Static Decay Rate: 5 kV - 0 volts ‹ 2 seconds per
  • Shelf Life: Permanently anti-static under normal storage conditions
3 Mil, 7-10 Gallon Black Conductive Trash Liners (WBASLB)
  • Basic Material: Single layer of non-amine polyethylene
  • Size: 24" x 24"
  • Tensile Strength: > 2,000 PSI
  • Tearing Strength: > 400-lb. per inch
  • Surface Resistivity: ‹ 30,000 ohms/sq
  • Volume Resistivity: ‹ 30,000 ohms/cm
  • Shelf Life: Permanently anti-static under normal storage conditions
22-Gallon, Black Conductive ESD Trash Can Liners (WBAS22LB)
  • Basic Material: Single layer of non-amine polyethylene
  • Thickness: 3 mil
  • Size: 24" x 24"
  • Volume: 7-10 gallon (28-40 quart)
  • Tensile Strength: > 2000 PSI
  • Tearing Strength: > 400-lb. per inch
  • Surface Resistivity: ‹ 30,000 OHMS/sq
  • Volume Resistivity: ‹ 30,000 OHMS/cm
  • Shelf Life: Permanently anti-static under normal storage conditions
22-Gallon, Pink Dissipative ESD Trash Can Liner (WBAS22LP)
  • Basic Material: Single layer of non-amine polyethylene
  • Thickness: 3 mil
  • Size: 24" x 24"
  • Volume: 7-10 gallon (28-40 quart)
  • Tensile Strength: > 2000 PSI
  • Tearing Strength: > 400-lb. per inch
  • Surface Resistivity: ‹ 30,000 OHMS/sq
  • Volume Resistivity: ‹ 30,000 OHMS/cm
  • Shelf Life: Permanently anti-static under normal storage conditions
44-Gallon, Black Conductive ESD Trash Can Liner (WBAS44LB)
  • Basic Material: Single layer of non-amine polyethylene
  • Thickness: 3 mil
  • Size: 24" x 24"
  • Volume: 7-10 gallon (28-40 quart)
  • Tensile Strength: > 2000 PSI
  • Tearing Strength: > 400-lb. per inch
  • Surface Resistivity: ‹ 30,000 OHMS/sq
  • Volume Resistivity: ‹ 30,000 OHMS/cm
  • Shelf Life: Permanently anti-static under normal storage conditions
44-Gallon, Pink Dissipative ESD Trash Can Liner (WBAS44LP)
  • Basic Material: Single layer of non-amine polyethylene
  • Thickness: 3 mil
  • Size: 24" x 24"
  • Volume: 7-10 gallon (28-40 quart)
  • Tensile Strength: > 2000 PSI
  • Tearing Strength: > 400-lb. per inch
  • Surface Resistivity: ‹ 30,000 OHMS/sq
  • Volume Resistivity: ‹ 30,000 OHMS/cm
  • Shelf Life: Permanently anti-static under normal storage conditions
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Monday, June 5, 2017

Steady Now: Save 10% on PanaVise Vises All Week Long!

Save an extra 10% off the Q Source price on PanaVise Vises. Get this discount when you add an eligible vise to your shopping cart. Our Featured Product promo is valid Monday, June 5, 2017 and runs through Friday, June 9, 2017.

Promo-eligible vises include models perfect for use in electronics & PCBs, hobbies, arts & crafts, jewelry & model making, small home/light duty repairs, workbench environments, and more. Please visit the individual product pages for each vise for more detailed information.

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Click here to shop for eligible vises. For further questions, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com and expires on Friday, June 9, 2017.