Ken Shirriff’s blog: iPad charger teardown: inside Apple’s charger and a risky phony

This is very detailed teardowns of original and counterfeit chargers. It shows the safety problems in the counterfeit charger.

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  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Fake Apple chargers fail safety tests

    Investigators have warned consumers they face potentially fatal risks after 99% of fake Apple chargers failed a basic safety test.

    Trading Standards, which commissioned the checks, said counterfeit electrical goods bought online were an “unknown entity”.

    Of 400 counterfeit chargers, only three were found to have enough insulation to protect against electric shocks.

    It comes as Apple has complained of a “flood” of fakes being sold on Amazon.

    Apple revealed in October that it was suing a third-party vendor, which it said was putting customers “at risk” by selling power adapters masquerading as those sold by the Californian tech firm.

    “It might cost a few pounds more, but counterfeit and second-hand goods are an unknown entity that could cost you your home or even your life, or the life of a loved-one,”

    A separate operation found that of 3,019 electrical goods bought second hand, 15% were non-compliant.

    “Look out for tell-tale signs of counterfeiting such as mistakes in brand names or logos, and check plugs for safety marks – all genuine electrical items made in the EU should have a CE mark on them.”


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