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Old 21st April 2008, 06:13 AM   #1
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Default Chinese Counterfeit Capacitors

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Just got some caps on fleabay and something didn't seem quite right so did a bit of (20/20 hindsight) research and found..
1: Nippon Chemicon don't make a 100uF 450 volt KMG cap
(the biggest at that voltage level in KMG is 47uF)
2: The KMG range is wire ended, not snap-in
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Old 21st April 2008, 06:22 AM   #2
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Old 21st April 2008, 06:25 AM   #3
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Wow. I have seen the transistor fakes but not the caps.

That is incredible.
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Old 21st April 2008, 06:59 AM   #4
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You gotta be kidding me. Is that photo for real??
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Old 21st April 2008, 07:07 AM   #5
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You gotta be kidding.. is that the first time you see that pic?

I have even recommended people use this method, when refurbishing old gear, to keep the original look...
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Old 21st April 2008, 09:32 AM   #6
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You gotta be kidding.. is that the first time you see that pic?

I have even recommended people use this method, when refurbishing old gear, to keep the original look...
I must confess, it is the first time I've seen that pic.

For re-furbishing old gear, yeah great idea no probs there. But to put a 35 volt 2200uF cap in a 50v 6800uF? or have I mistaken the photo as a fake rather than a restoration?

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Default Chinese Counterfeit Capacitors

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Do you think that the Chinese counterfeiters are stupid enough to put a Rubycon capacitor inside a fake ? A cheap Asian capacitor, perhaps. I saw this photo a little while back.
Perhaps it started life as an April 1 prank ?

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Old 21st April 2008, 12:14 PM   #8
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I think I've seen original Chemicon KMG or KMH 4700uF/50v snap-ins, so I'm not sure that's conclusive. However, there are several other indicators, including bad fonts, that indicate that the pic shown in the OP is that of a counterfeit.
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Old 21st April 2008, 12:26 PM   #9
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Guys
Do you think that the Chinese counterfeiters are stupid enough to put a Rubycon capacitor inside a fake ? A cheap Asian capacitor, perhaps. I saw this photo a little while back.
Perhaps it started life as an April 1 prank ?

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Probably not, but an e-bay prankster? I heard of some wierd stuff out of ebay....
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Old 21st April 2008, 01:41 PM   #10
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Do you think that the Chinese counterfeiters are stupid enough to put a Rubycon capacitor inside a fake ? ....

Only a fake Rubycon !!!

Perhaps it's like a Russian doll ? Inside is a fake Black Gate.


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