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Old 01-09-2021, 03:07 PM   #1
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Default Fake Nichicon capacitors with almost-perfect sleeve?

Fake Nichicon capacitors with an almost-perfect sleeve?

Same font, perfect logo, same size of the sleeve. The air vent looks okay. The diameter of the capacitors is correct per datasheet.

It truly looks like the real thing.
I doubt that you would distinguish it from a genuine one.. if it wasn't for the bung.

Shall we be afraid, at this point, that even the bung can be replicated?
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Old 01-10-2021, 12:53 PM   #2
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Default Re: Fake Nichicon capacitors with almost-perfect sleeve?

source?
ebay? ali? real supply chain?
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Old 01-10-2021, 03:10 PM   #3
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Default Re: Fake Nichicon capacitors with almost-perfect sleeve?

I don't know if it is available on eBay but this part is pretty much everywhere.

This is supposed to be a Nichicon “VY” series.
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Old 01-17-2021, 03:23 AM   #4
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Default Re: Fake Nichicon capacitors with almost-perfect sleeve?

Hard to judge authenticity with only a picture, try a ESR meter.

My wisdom is fake caps usually have poorly feeling, thin legs. Some premium real caps feature copper coated legs or even copper core leg, multi coating
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Old 01-23-2021, 03:33 PM   #5
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Default Re: Fake Nichicon capacitors with almost-perfect sleeve?

Fake capacitors will measure perfectly when unused but then decade rather quickly.

About genuine (and very good) capacitors having a copper core to their leg, this is true. Panasonic FR capacitors have a copper core: if you sand or twist the legs there is a copperish strate.

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Old 02-15-2021, 06:44 PM   #6
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Default Re: Fake Nichicon capacitors with almost-perfect sleeve?

Also, fake caps seldom has cost adding features such as auto inserter bents, ammo drums, really special form factors or recently marketed series etc.
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