Also; there is currently
a serious issue with Counterfeit Epson AC Adapters (and other
"brands") - Fake Epson Laptop Power Supplies. These fake units
are currently being sold online, particularly via well known
online auction sites. Quite apart from being highly illegal,
purchasing these units can be fatal. For there have been cases
where Fake Epson AC Adapters (Fake Epson Laptop Power Supplies)
have overheated, the plastic body has melted and they have burst
into flames - caused serious damage.
Obviously; Epson has
no connection with, or control over Fake Epson Power Supplies and
these Counterfeit Epson Power Supplies look very like Genuine
Epson Parts, but the build and component quality is sub-standard
and they are potentially lethal.
As a rule of thumb;
Never buy Fake Epson (or "other brand") batteries and AC
Adapters, for use with Epson Printers. If you are unsure whether
it is fake - dont buy it. Only buy UK sourced Epson branded parts
and NEVER buy Epson branded AC Adapters, Batteries or other Epson
parts from China, India or other Eastern countries.
UK Anti Piracy can work
with Epson, online auction sites and the authorities to significantly reduce - hopefully eradicate the
supply of Epson OEM products, Fake Epson Printers, Counterfeit
Epson parts and pirated Epson software.