Apple look-a-like charger from eBay

4 posts / 0 new
Last post
HenrysCat
HenrysCat's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 weeks 10 hours ago
Joined: 02/23/2019 - 12:50
Posts: 71
Location: 127.0.0.1
Apple look-a-like charger from eBay

I bought this charger from eBay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/164926665130

I'm no expert on reviewing chargers by any means but I'm thinking this one is awful.

It weighs 25g

The listing claims 5v 1A, at around 480mA it cuts out.

No tools required to open it, I could just pull it apart by the pins.

To the best of my knowledge the seperation between the high and low voltage sides is very poor

Hi-voltage side highlighted, most places it's much less than 1mm, this is very dangerous.

Another thing you will notice is it was incredibly filthy inside this thing, how they managed that I have no idea.

And finally what the output actually looks like

1.31v peak-to-peak voltage, very noisy, I will not be using this for anything, if anyone wants the board for further testing its yours.

 

 

Edited by: HenrysCat on 07/17/2021 - 11:23
zoulas
zoulas's picture
Offline
Last seen: 10 hours 13 min ago
Joined: 06/01/2020 - 08:35
Posts: 1840

These Chinese copies are very dangerous. Stay away.

HenrysCat
HenrysCat's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 weeks 10 hours ago
Joined: 02/23/2019 - 12:50
Posts: 71
Location: 127.0.0.1

Well, I left negative feedback for this to warn people just how dangerous it is and how easily the top came off exposing the live / neutral pins, and eBay have removed my feedback already.

wle
wle's picture
Offline
Last seen: 7 hours 30 min ago
Joined: 01/07/2015 - 13:49
Posts: 2454
Location: atlanta ga

pcb incredibly cheap and dirty looking

"You never have the wind with you - it's either against you, or you're having a good day."
    Daniel Behrman, "The Man Who Loved Bicycles".
It never gets easy, you just go faster.   
-Greg Lemond.
       ,ø¤º°`°º¤ø¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø¸