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Old Jul 15, 2013, 07:57 AM   #1
luke.twomey85
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Genuine charger?

Looks a bit shonky to me...



Especially side-by-side with one I know for sure is genuine...







I got it here http://www.appleipodparts.com/gbu0-p...s-genuine.html so it wasn't some 5 job of ebay. For 15 I thought it might actually be genuine... was I sadly mistaken?
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 08:21 AM   #2
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Yes it's all fake on that site. Apple doesn't sell parts and accessories through third party outfits unless they are official dealers.....
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 08:25 AM   #3
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But are you having any problem with it? I always used third party cables at work and in the car and never had any problem
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 08:27 AM   #4
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Thanks mate, do you have any information on whether their products are actually safe - even if they are not genuine?

I'm not stupid, where chargers are concerned I'm not going to cut corners.... but I could live with it being a fake, as long as it's actually a safe, tested product.

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To be honest I haven't used it yet, as I was suspicious... I've heard horror stories about fake chargers catching fire in the past (UK Watchdog) so didn't want to chance it.
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 05:59 PM   #5
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There's no telling. If you want to continue to use it then you'll have to be comfortable assuming the associated risks.
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 06:42 PM   #6
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I wouldn't trust a fake. But in the US not even the genuine chargers have 3 prongs. They have 2 prongs that are the same size instead of one being a little bigger.

Genuine will say "Designed by Apple in California". Definitely fake.
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Old Jul 16, 2013, 10:45 AM   #7
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Looks fake to me, how about the weight?

I was given a fake one once, opened it up and was shocked to find that the insides were nothing more than 2 wires going to the main 2 prongs (also in the UK).there was no ground wire, no fuse and the wires connecting were very VERY thin.
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