The perils of buying cheap non genuine iPhone mains chargers

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.


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Fake Apple USB Charger Teardown

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3 comments on “The perils of buying cheap non genuine iPhone mains chargers

  1. Gill K

    So how do you know if a charger is safe? I have been looking at an Apple charger for £2.99 with free postage at Ebuyer, is that too cheap to be any good?

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    1. Knobby Post author

      £2.99 for an Apple mains charger sounds too good to be true, although ebuyer are pretty reputable. Does it say it’s a genuine Apple product?

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