Every genuine battery manufacturer
featured in our pages has spend years and
considerable amounts of money developing
their products, improving manufacturing processes,
improving design features and building a
reputation for high end quality Batteries, AC
adapters and battery chargers.
Fake Batteries and battery chargers - counterfeit Batteries
and battery chargers are almost always
manufactured from cheaper materials than genuine
batteries and battery chargers, using
inferior processes, sub-standard components and
potentially dangerous materials.
counterfeit Batteries and battery chargers can be described as "a
waste of money" and some fake Batteries and
downright dangerous and even life threatening.
This issue is also true of batteries and chargers found in
fake computer equipment and
fake tools sections.
Additionally; genuine battery manufacturers and authorised agents spend years building their
reputation for quality products and service.
Counterfeit Batteries can usually be described as "cheap
Tat". They are usually either blatant copies of quality brands
but bear a different name, or they simply bear the name of a
quality brand in order to con potential buyers
into believing that they are buying a genuine -
quality battery or charger (eg; a cheap battery
or battery charger which criminals
have illegally labeled as being a quality brand).
most cases, fake batteries will not hold charge as long as
genuine batteries and the supplied power will not match the
Counterfeit battery chargers often
do not meet UK safety and legal requirements and may not
supply the correct power output or at the correct rate.
These factors can mean that the fake battery charger is
prone to overheat - possibly melt and should be considered
There is also an increasing trend
for illegal sellers to pretend to be authorized
genuine sellers. They then sell
counterfeit batteries and fake battery chargers to customers.
The customer naturally believes that they have
bought a genuine battery or charger and blames the legitimate
manufacturer (often via online forums and also
by "word of mouth"). This phenomenon can have
devastating repercussions for the genuine
manufacturer and can ruin a company's good name.