We can all agree that quick release battery connectors are great invention where the battery can be connected or disconnected in a few seconds. But not all quick release battery connectors you can find on the market are created equally. How to spot a fake battery connector?
If you have ever searched for a genuine Ojop Quick Power battery connector you might have come across fakes sold on eBay or even reputable automotive, marine, batteries accessories resellers.
Most of these are sold without branding or have “Quick Power” written on the cover. It is also common that reputable companies pack those connectors to retail packaging with their own company brand. Basically, there are two main design fakes on the market:
- Counterfeit of discontinued Ojop Quick Power design:
- Counterfeit of current Ojop Quick Power design:
We haven’t found fakes portraying themselves as genuine Ojop Quick Power battery connectors, so you can be sure you are getting a real deal if you purchase Ojop Quick Power battery cover. Detailed genuine product pictures you can find below.
How bad are these fake battery connectors?
We purchased some of those (so you don’t have to!) for closer inspection.
Materials- genuine vs fake.
Genuine Ojop Quick Power battery connectors are produced from 1.6mm solid brass and stainless steel.
Fake products are produced from soft thin (1mm) steel. To look copper alike steel is painted in yellow color.
Function test- genuine vs fake.
Ojop Quick Power battery connectors were tested in Japan and confirmed they are properly functioning after 20 000 function tests.
Fake product disassembled after 22 function tests performed by us- we were continuously locking and unlocking connector on a battery terminal. While in closed position it didn’t locked firmly and could be rotated on battery terminal as well.
Fake product after 22 function tests:
Counterfeit products might look similar in pictures, but their quality is far behind genuine product. We would strongly suggest to stay away from these.
Not only because they easily break, but they are not safe to use as soft painted steel is used instead of brass which might cause short circuit and fire.
We haven’t found fakes portraying themselves as genuine Ojop Quick Power battery connectors, so you can be sure you are getting real deal if you see a writing “Ojop Quick Power” on a battery connector cover.
Genuine Ojop Quick Power battery connectors: