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Old 04-18-2012, 09:39 AM   #1
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Default Hantol PSU: Fake PFC Made of Cement

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Title: Hantol PSU: Fake PFC Made of Cement
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"We discovered that power supplies from Hantol have a fake PFC coil, where the coil is made out of cement (yes, cement), so the power supply feels heavy. See the pictures and help us expose this fraud...."

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Old 04-18-2012, 01:32 PM   #2
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What the...? Oh well, at least they didn't go all the way and make the entire unit out of cement.
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:05 PM   #3
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http://forums.hardwaresecrets.com/if-fake-wattages/7795

It's not the first time we've seen this.
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No wonder it doesn't work! You installed the coils backwards!

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Old 04-19-2012, 12:37 AM   #4
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This is what happens when sales attempts to do the work of the electrical engineers...
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:16 AM   #5
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So... does it just not a PFC at all?
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:58 AM   #6
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No PFC. The PFC is fake.

c.hegge: thanks for the link, I forgot about that thread!
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:38 PM   #7
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holy **** cheeky little bastards I wonder how many people have been caught out with this
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