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RE: [N8VEM-S100:4432] Re: v20-16, z80-20 and chip counterfeits


I had the exact same experience with the MAX 232 chips, bought 10, and put them all in the garbage.
They would work for 1 minute, then get really hot and stop working.

I bought them from  gc_supermarket, they are still around, 64,000+ feedback, 99%, but then again, how many like me left positive feedback before discovering bad parts?

Lesson learned, don't buy large quantities until you are certain.

Josh Bensadon

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Subject: Re: [N8VEM-S100:4432] Re: v20-16, z80-20 and chip counterfeits
From: n8vem...@googlegroups.com
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:25:02 -0400

Watch out for bogus or dead 232 chips too.  A friend tells me that chips from China, with a MAX232 label, were DOA or got really, really hot in operation.  He says that when he looked at the chip markings with a magnifying glass, they looked fuzzy and poorly done.  Wonder if these were real MAXIM production, moved offshore, or counterfeits???


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