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The harm of counterfeit electronic components to PCBA
The harm of counterfeit electronic components to PCBA

The harm of counterfeit electronic components to PCBA


       Counterfeit products appear in almost every industry, so it is not surprising that counterfeit components have become a problem in the electronics industry. Although the government, companies and other stakeholders have been trying to prevent counterfeit and shoddy products from entering the market through a variety of methods, they can sometimes successfully enter the market. These fake parts may cause product performance problems and safety hazards.

       If you use PCBA electronic devices, you need to develop strategies to help you avoid counterfeiting and detect counterfeit electronic components in case your device is eventually stolen. In order to prevent yourself from accidentally using counterfeit parts in your project, you need to ensure the consistency of high quality and original parts, and be able to identify fake parts or cooperate with partners who can solve these risks for you. This article will outline tips for isolating counterfeit electronic parts from PCBA company electronic products.

Why is there a problem with counterfeit PCBA electronic components?

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      Never underestimate the importance of electronic components in projects and business operations. Even small parts can cause or damage the equipment. If some items are damaged or fail to achieve the expected performance, they can cause problems related to safety and product performance. Counterfeit parts are problematic mainly because the quality of counterfeit parts is lower than counterfeit parts, so they are more likely to fail. Despite the decline in quality, you still have to pay a high price for them because their manufacturers try to counterfeit them as legitimate higher-quality parts.

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        Products containing counterfeit electronic components can be dangerous. If the counterfeit part fails, it may harm the person who uses it. This may also cause the products used to not work properly, in this case, the forged components may indirectly cause injury. For example, counterfeit items may cause a short circuit, which can cause a fire. Of course, this can have disastrous consequences.

        Electronic components are essential for many different fields, including aerospace, medical industry, military industry, communication PCBA circuit board and so on. In these industries, if equipment fails, the consequences can be fatal. If medical devices fail to function properly due to the use of counterfeit integrated circuits and other electronic parts, they may not provide accurate test results, leading to incorrect and correct diagnosis. They may even directly harm the patient. If aerospace components contain counterfeit electronic components, they may fail, endangering the lives of pilots and crew members. No one wants a cell phone that might explode in their hands.

        You don't know the origin of counterfeit electronic components, so you can't expect them to function reliably. Therefore, they do not meet the safety standards and pose safety risks to the company's workers, customers and others who handle them.

Performance deterioration

       Even if counterfeit electronic products do not cause safety incidents, they may also cause the performance of the final product to decrease. PCBA products may fail completely, or may not achieve the best effect or efficiency expected. If you use a device with counterfeit components, it may reduce worker productivity and performance. If counterfeiting ends up in consumer products, customers may be dissatisfied with their performance. Although the culprit is only a forged part, this part may permanently damage the company's reputation in the eyes of the customer.