[GLLUG] Spot the cheap Chinese fake

Michael Peel michaelpeel88 at live.co.uk
Wed Apr 9 14:43:28 UTC 2014

Is it not better to just stick to a respected company when buying parts

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> On 9 Apr 2014, at 13:38, "John Winters" <john at sinodun.org.uk> wrote:
>> On 09/04/14 13:00, Nix wrote:
>> On 19 Mar 2014, John Winters uttered the following:
>>> All of the descriptions (English, French and German) have grammatical
>>> or spelling mistakes in them (or both) - although that's only
>>> indicative and not conclusive.
>>> The killer is the CE Marking - it's too small (minimum allowed height
>>> for the letters is 5mm) and the typeface is wrong. There's also
>>> absolutely no indication of who manufactured it, and since CE Marking
>>> is a manufacturer's certification, it's kind of useless without it.
>> I hope you noticed the typos, rather than actually going around
>> routinely measuring the size of CE markings on everything you buy :P
> Well, actually it was the very cheap feel of the PSU which set me off - that and the fact that it didn't seem to be of a sufficiently high power rating, and carried a sticker warning that it would get hot in use.  I'm not used to modern PSUs getting hot.
> Those points made me look closer, which is when I noticed the serious problems.
> John
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