29W charger: exact weight?

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  1. argentum47 macrumors regular

    argentum47

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    I bought a secondhand 29W charger, and I'm trying to tell if it's genuine or counterfeit.

    I've heard one way to tell (without ripping it apart) is to weigh it, but I couldn't find anywhere on the web how much this thing should weigh exactly. On Amazon it's saying it should weigh 130g, but I'm not sure if that's on the charger only or including the box & papers and all that.

    Mine is at 91g (without duckhead), 122g (with 220V Euro/Asia 2-pin plug).

    Can anyone with a genuine charger from Apple verify these numbers (especially without the duckhead)?

    Thanks.
     
  2. BeatCrazy macrumors 65816

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    Post a picture of the labeling on the charger itself.
     
  3. argentum47 thread starter macrumors regular

    argentum47

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    Outer appearance of the charger is exactly the same as that of any other genuine charger.
    But that hardly means anything really unless you pop it open.
     
  4. Poob Bubes macrumors 6502a

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  5. BeatCrazy macrumors 65816

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    Every fake charger I've ever seen has noticeable differences on the label print vs. real/OEM.
     
  6. The19th macrumors regular

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    I have:
    90g (without duckhead)
    IMG_8300.jpg


    108g (with US duckhead)
    IMG_8301.jpg
     
  7. argentum47 thread starter macrumors regular

    argentum47

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    So this one appears to weigh the same as mine.

    And this one I guess is with the US duckhead.

    I guess I do have a legitimate one, and I was just getting paranoid :)
    Thanks!
     

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