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Watch out for those cheap components
« on: October 05, 2020, 1124 UTC »
Where do you think these were made? You get three guesses, the first two don't count.

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Re: Watch out for those cheap components
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2020, 1807 UTC »
WOW!  This is a big reason why I only buy parts from reputable vendors.  Ebay is a crap shoot in that regard, especially with IC's

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Re: Watch out for those cheap components
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2020, 2008 UTC »
You can tell by the font printed on it where they originate from... very distinctive, not used elsewhere.
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Re: Watch out for those cheap components
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2020, 1814 UTC »
Ehhh??? Huh... Well, one way you could tell that you're getting a 3W carbon resistor, instead of a ceramic wire-wound 5W, is put an inductance checker to it. Look at it this way, at least you could probably use these on RF applications. But, still... Almost makes you not want to break open that carbon resistor, to find out just what's inside that. Hmmmmm, a piece of Tungsten???
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Re: Watch out for those cheap components
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2020, 1951 UTC »
""Must be a bitch to set up the machines that make those.""


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Re: Watch out for those cheap components
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2020, 1130 UTC »
It's amazing how much more power a device can dissipate when you put a ceramic insulator on it.

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