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Is this charger fake?

(Topic created on: 11-03-2021 08:36 AM)
Coolbylaki
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Galaxy S21 Series

Hi there. I have regular Galaxy s21 and i have  tried all i can try, phone just wont charge on 25W (super fast charging)

Whatever it does it fast charges only. I have bought this charger for 30$ in a store in my city (Serbia) it doesnt say Samsung on it but it says EP-TA800 which leads me to believe its either fake or Samsung

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APARMAR
Troubleshooter
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I can tell from the font on the charger in the first picture that this is a fake charger, you should buy one from amazon as they are all authentic/real chargers.
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Archer_Legend
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Looks kinda fake

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antikythera
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yeah, not only fake but probably downright dangerous. look at the pins and tell me that is normal...
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Archer_Legend
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pins are somewhat convergent on every charger.

For sure it is dangerous though, it will probably run with a thin wire of copper and if lucky mediocre isolation to cut corners, stuff like that can potentially catch on fire or shock you… kinda like the 30 bucks 1500 watts power supplies which weight 3 grams and have chinese capacitors at the primary and no safety protection.

 

As with PCs you can cut corners here and there to save a penny but you always need to spend on the psu or in this case battery and charger. Everything that has to do with powering an electronic device deserves the maximum of the attention

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antikythera
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Not so much the angle alone but the very thin metal used for the caps that already looks primed to come off.
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Coolbylaki
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Galaxy S21 Series

Update: I went down to the store full attack mode the guy didnt realize it somehow ended up in his batch of charges. He was happy to replace it and ive gotten this one which is awsome and working properly.
Thanks without your reply's wouldnt have gone back to the store

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 P.S the first charger box didnt even have Samsung on it lol

Joeeye
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The product code is right, but I have the UK version which looked somewhat different. Both appear to be made in Vietnam though so it's possible it was just defective. Good to see you got a working replacement though.
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Archer_Legend
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well it is not that difficoult to take an original charger look at the scripts on it and print them onto your fake charger.

The problem with no including the charger in the box, or i should say the other problem, is that many people will have to buy one and will either save a penny on some crappy ones or get scammed with a fake one, and that is dangerous.

 

Hope Samsung product management turns again his brain on and looks a bit more at the reality and that with next galaxies we will see accessories in the box again

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Coolbylaki
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Lemme find a picture for you. Clearly its not defective its garbage lmao

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This was the first one but i never had bought chargers before (always had box one) so i had no clue how it should look like

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