Searching for Products

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Learn about product search features and functionality

The main search box at the top of the page allows you to search for products using an element14 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.

Category Results

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.
  • New:
    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.
  • Coming Soon:
    Checking this box will display items that will soon be available. You can pre-order these items or if you are registered, you can log-in and ask to be notified when the item is in stock.

To see the results when you select general filters, you need to click the apply button. It is not necessary to enter any text in the search within field if all you want to filter is one or more of the check boxes.

Parametric Filters

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.

Selecting the Auto Apply filters will automatically hide filter options that would result in no match. However, the products displayed below the filter options will not update until you click the “Show Results” button.

NOTE: 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

  •   3D Product
  •   CAD CadSoft Eagle
  •   Datasheet
  •   Multimedia
  •   Reach SVHC
  •   RoHS Compliant
  •   Not RoHS Compliant
  •   Downloadable/Printable RoHS certificate
  •   Catalogue Page
  •   Simulation Model
  •   Add to Favourites
  •   MSDS
  •   Lot Date

Price icons are under Pricing & Availability

Advanced Search

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.

Use the menus to tailor your search

If you are unable to find the product you are looking for, contact our

live support or call us at 0800 90 80 83

Product Information

Q: Can I speak to someone about technical product information?
  • Try our live support 24 hours a day, Monday - Friday
  • Email technical support:
  • Call technical support: 0800 90 80 83, 10:00am - 8:30pm (NZST), Monday - Friday
Q: Can I get help to find a product?
  • Try our live support 24 hours a day, Monday - Friday
  • Email technical support:
  • Call technical support: 0800 90 80 83, 10:00am - 8:30pm (NZST), Monday - Friday
Q: How do the search filters work?
A:Check the box to filter by selected parameters then click “Apply”.

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.

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Q: How do I stop product notifications?
A: Simply Log in and go to the My Account: Product Notifications and follow the instructions provided for removing a notification.

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Q: What is a product lead time?
A: When high demand for a product results in it being out of stock, we will provide an estimate of how long it will be before we expect additional inventory from the manufacturer to be available for delivery to customers.
Q:How do I check stock and lead times?
A:See the Pricing and Availability section for more information.
Q:What can I enter in the search box?
A:See the Searching for Products section for more information.
Q:How do I select or search by product attributes?
A: Simply type the product attributes alongside the product you need in the search box. For example, if you're searching for a capacitor with a capacitance of 100pF, type “100pF capacitor” into the search box and click “Search”.

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.
Q:How do I compare products?
A: On the search results page, select products for a side-by-side comparison of attributes to help you make your final choice. Check the products you want to compare and then click "Compare".

To select products from different results screens for comparison, follow these steps:
  • Select your first SKU or series of SKU's on the first results page.
  • Click “Compare”
  • On the Compare screen, use the browser back button to go back to the previous results page
  • Go to the next page of results
  • Select the next SKU or series of SKUs
  • Click “Compare”
Once a SKU is added to the "Compare" screen, it will stay there until you remove it or you close the browser.
Q:What do the 'Tech Info' icons mean?
  •   Click to access a datasheet on the manufacturer's website.
  •   Click to open the MSDS on the manufacturer's website.
  •   Click to access the manual for this product.
  •   Click to view the product's application note.
  •   RoHS Compliant Item
  •   Click to access a RoHS Certificate of Compliance
Q:What does the ‘RoHS Compliant’ icon mean?
A: See the RoHS / Legislation section for more information.
Q: What is a substitute item?
  • An exact substitute is functionally identical (same form, fit and function) but has a different unit of measure from the same manufacturer.
  • An upgrade substitute is a product that has been improved by the same manufacturer.
  • A suggested substitute is a product that is functionally similar with similar form and fit.