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March 24, 2016 AT 4:40 pm

Inside a Counterfeit MagSafe Charger #teardown

I especially love the metal ground pin … umm, “connection” (and other external fake features) along with the ‘just put this here’ heatsink approach. Wow!

inside

From the outside, this charger is almost a perfect match for an Apple charger, but disassembling the charger shows that it is very different on the inside. It has a much simpler design that lacks quality features of the genuine charger, and has major safety defects.

comparison

Comparison of a counterfeit MagSafe 45W charger (left) and a genuine 60W charger (right). The genuine charger is crammed full of components, while the counterfeit just has a few components.

Read more on Ken Shirriff’s blog.


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