RECOM med kraftig advarsel om forfalskede komponenter
Der er store problemer med forfalskede (counterfeit) komponenter på verdensplan. RECOM er blandt de ramte, og firmaet opfordrer nu udtrykkeligt kunderne til udelukkende at købe AC/DC og DC/DC konvertere hos RECOM's autoriserede distributører (in english).The market is flooded with not only cheap, but also illegal copies of electronic components from counterfeiters around the world. Saving a few cents on the BOM, however, can cause some costly issues in the field. To avoid all these financial and legal troubles, RECOM urges customers to buy its AC/DC and DC/DC converters from authorized distributors only.
Buying RECOM AC/DC and DC/DC converters from an unauthorized source can lead to major issues in your design, as it is almost certain that these cheap copies do not conform to RECOM’s high quality standards, the company states.
For RECOM it is important to protect its customers against inferior fakes which can cause machines and devices to malfunction, increasing production downtimes, shortening application lifetimes or even endangering people.
On their website, these counterfeiters even use original product images from RECOM, but in reality both part number designation and logo are fake. RECOM states, that the company is working hard to track down the illegal providers and take legal action against them.
Customers should protect themselves from such unpleasant surprises by obtaining their converters exclusively through authorized distributors, RECOM stresses.
More information - including a teardown of a counterfeit component and a complete list of authorized distributors - here.