I recently spotted the picture below on Twitter. A non genuine mains charger bought from Amazon for an Apple iPhone 5 failed dramatically the first time it was plugged in.
This reminded me of a video I had watched on the EEVblog web site where Dave Jones takes apart two Apple iPhone chargers. One of them did not pretend to be a genuine Apple product, the other did actually seem to be a kosher Apple charger from the outside but watch the video to find out what Dave actually found inside it.
WARNING…I bought a iphone 5 charger from Amazon, first time I plugged in and switched on it blew up. pic.twitter.com/UOP8EVpwqp
— Richard Austin (@animalmagicRA) April 8, 2014
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