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Old 25th June 2012, 08:56 PM   #1
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Default Counterfeit Wima?

Picked up a few "Wima" 0.022 uF caps on that auction site and they are marked so...


Never saw Wimas marked like this, but... ?

Oh, and they are 250v IIRC but the legs are 16mm long.

Thats a long leg on a little guy, no?

Are these the real thing, or is Hong Kong shipping fakes?

Yeah, shocker!

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Old 26th June 2012, 03:33 PM   #2
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If any one knows for sure, would you please let me know if these are fake.

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Old 26th June 2012, 04:27 PM   #3
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Threads like this without a good picture or two are pretty useless. Please post a few and someone should be able to answer your questions.
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Old 26th June 2012, 08:22 PM   #4
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WIMA is a German company, so anything coming from another country for less should be suspect (except for authorized distributors)...

Also they published detailed datasheets of their products, so you can compare your sample against how it should look like:

WIMA Capacitors, Product Range

Do they look like these?

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Old 27th June 2012, 08:49 PM   #5
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Thank you for the knock in the head about posting an image!
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Old 28th June 2012, 05:16 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by orangedrop View Post

Oh, and they are 250v IIRC but the legs are 16mm long.

Thats a long leg on a little guy, no?
no, its a 100V cap as marked. The leg length is normal and is needed for belt fed placement machines. Just 'we' don't see those very often, cause caps sold for manual placement and soldering get their leads cut somewhere in the distribution chain.
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Old 29th June 2012, 06:36 PM   #7
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I like the long legs...
Makes putting them in guitars nice and easy!
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