Samsung EP-TA20EWE (Fake again)


Official specifications: I got it from a ebay dealer: fongphonestore


I got it in a envelope, not in a box marked Samsung




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The charger can deliver a lot of current on 5V with 120VAC input.


At least until I selected 12V QC, then some parts inside the charger "exploded" and the output current is dramatically reduced.


I got a 9V QC sweep before I tried the 12V and the overload protection do not look very good.

Because it is damaged there is no reason to run any more tests on this.

Tear down


Some pressure from my vice and I could break the lid away.

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There is a fusible resistor at the input, a switcher IC with a optical feedback (U2) and a fake safety capacitor. On the low volt side is a fairly large rectifier diode and two electrolytic smoothing capacitors.


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On this side is the bridge rectifier (BD1), the QC controller IC (U4: marked KTG30) and a reference (U3: 431).



At first look the circuit board looks fine enough, but a closer looks at these electrolytic capacitors shows otherwise. They are not supposed to have a black part at the bottom, this is the plug that has left the aluminium tube due to high pressure inside. The reason is over voltage, the capacitor is marked 10V and it happened when I selected QC 12V, that the capacitor was hot probably also helped to make it "exploded" faster.


The distance between mains and low volt side must be at least 4mm when there is a slot, here it is more like 2.5mm.

The charger passed the 2830 volt but failed the 4242 volt this makes it unsafe with 230V


A Samsung charger from Ebay, is this a real on or a fake one?
With QC, fake safety capacitor, low safety distance and capacitors that exploded I will say it is a fake.

Stay away from this charger.


This is not the first fake Samsung charger of this model I review

This charger was donated by a reader for review.

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