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Old 08-31-2014, 03:21 PM   #24
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Default Re: Any more info on counterfeit Nichicons?

It's really simple, just buy from the authorized Nichicon distributors (which means pretty much DigiKey & Mouser) - you will NOT get fakes from the authorized distributors, but you have a very HIGH probability of getting counterfeits if you use any sources that are not specifically called out on the Nichicon website!

you need "chain of custody" between Nichicon and you to avoid the Chinese counterfeits that are now at epidemic proportions!

Has anyone else suspected lately counterfeit Nichicons from a major recommended/reliable/trusted vendor?
just stay with the vendors listed on Nichicon's corporate website, those ARE the only "major trusted recommeded reliable vendors"

the BIG 4

~~~ the top tier of low-ESR electrolytic capacitors ~~~

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