In Focus: RTC Electronics

Post by Mark

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A few days ago a user in the blog’s Community asked where they could find all the following items in one shop:

-Soldering Iron
-22 Gauge Wire
-Solder Wire
-30 ohm .25 (1/4) Watt resistors
-SFH485P Infrared LEDs
-AA Battery Case (with switch preferred)

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My answer was RTC Electronics, a pretty large electrical supply shop located in Hawalli right off Beirut Street. I don’t know how long they’ve been open for but I’ve been going there for years.

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The store has become pretty popular and is now a lot easier to find thanks to a large “RTC” sign which they installed outside awhile back. Even though the store is pretty big the actual entrance is really tiny. The store is located in the basement under a bunch of other satellite related stores and the entrance is within a small shop which once you walk into you’ll find stairs that take you below. That’s why it used to be difficult to find before since from the outside it looks just like any other store in the area.

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The store sells everything electrical related with most of the stuff beyond my understanding. They’ve got regular things like tools, cables, wires, switches but they also sell more advanced electrical hardware, Arduino kits, transistors and chips. Their prices are fairly cheap and you can haggle on some occasions. There is even a small repair shop in case you have an electronic item that stopped working.

Finding RTC Electronics is easy since they’re on [Google Maps] but in case you get lost you can call them on 22623286.


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11 comments, add your own...


  1. avp216 says:

    Looks awesome!

  2. sub-80 says:

    They only have chinese made products if you want something with better quality your going to have to go to a company that orders them for you.

  3. Joe says:

    I think this qualifies as an electronic hardware shop, not an electric shop. While they do sell a lot of electrical stuff, what sets them apart from everyone else is the fact that they sell many electronic components.

  4. Jake says:

    i got so happy seeing this on your blog. i have been going to this store for the past 15 years. it’s my favorite store in kuwait

  5. Raj says:

    They seem to have a online shopping site.

    http://www.rtc-electronics.com.kw/

    Most of the info links at the bottom don’t seem to be working, but can window-shop online before going :)

  6. mentabolism says:

    They also have a shop at the Awqaf Mall, next to the centrepoint in Kuwait City.

  7. Hh says:

    Do they sell arduino motor shield


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