10uH inductor package differences?

What are the differences among a 10uH SMD, 10uH DIP (like a resistor but, the green ones) or a radial one?

Here are some link examples that take you to ebay:
First: 10uH inductor DIP
Second: 10uH Radial inductor
Third: 10uH SMD Inductor
Also this ones, this one v.s. this one.
Now, besides the price, size available on your board, weight or any other, what is the difference? Will any of this do the same electronically?

Some additional info, I will be using this with a booster IC which input voltage ranges from 225mV to 6v @ about 10ma average.


The diameter of the conductor/it's resistance is important in the inductors Q quality factor.

IMO the styles in the last two links are what I would use.

Also the magnetic core saturation value is vital for use in a switch mode power converter.

And the particular type of ferrite matters since different ferrites have different curves of loss v. frequency.

And some inductors are gapped and some are ungapped. Gapped inductors have much more tightly controlled
parameters as the gap mostly determines the properties. I think most/all of those links refer to
gapped inductors - ie the magnetic circuit is not a complete ring of magnetic material, so somewhere
the flux has to flow through a non-magnetic material (air, plastic, whatever).

In fact, all the inductors cited in the OP are completely gapped as they are essentially, an open bobbin with the wire wound in it.

I am not so sure about the "chip" sort - presumably the winding is printed onto the ferrite and would have a vastly higher resistance making them completely unsuitable for power conversion, being essentially for decoupling of low current loads.

An common alternative to a gapped core is to use an iron dust ring core. These consist of iron dust suspended in a non-magnetic material so that there is effectively a distributed gap.

The difficulty with anything from Ebay is getting sufficient data to design with.