Searching for Products
Learn about product search features and functionality
The main search box at the top of the page allows you to search for products using a CPC order code, a manufacturer's part number, a manufacturer’s name or keywords.
The search may include partial or complete terms as well as product attributes like voltage, ohms or other values.
If your search query contains matches in more than one product category, a list of product categories will be displayed.
General Search Filters Glossary
- In Stock:
Checking this box will display only the products we have in stock available to be despatched same or next day.
- RoHS Compliant:
Checking this box will display only the products that are compliant with the RoHS legislation as reported by our suppliers.
Checking this box will display only items that are marked as new. This can include both new technologies as well as items that are newly added to our catalogue.
If your search ends up within one category, you will see parametric filters. The actual search product results will be displayed below the filters on the page. You may narrow your results by selecting parametric filters either by checking the box for one or more specific attributes or by using the range selector to check multiple boxes more easily. To see the product results, you will need to click the “Show Results” button.
There may be more parametric options than visibly displayed at first. Simply scroll to the right to see additional parametric attributes.
Product Information Icons Legend
Price icons are under Pricing & Availability
Advanced search provides focused search fields for Part number, keyword, and/or Manufacturer’s name.
For part number searches you can force exact match by selecting "exact match" or for partial part number search use the "starts with" option. Keyword descriptions can match all words or any words.
- Email technical support: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call our sales team: 03447 880088
For parametric filters, the available filters will automatically update with each selection, however you still need to click “Apply” to see the updated product list that matches your filter selection.
You can disable the automatic update by unchecking the “Auto Apply filters” check box above the parametric boxes.
For more information visit the Searching for Products page.
- An exact alternative is functionally identical (same form, fit and function).
- An upgrade alternative is a product that has been improved by the same manufacturer.
- A suggested alternative is a product that is functionally similar with similar form and fit.
The search results will then return all products relevant to the words you have typed in. Other product attributes can then be selected to narrow your results further.
You can also select products for comparison from different search results screens by following these steps: