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Re: Is this Amtech flux I bought genuine?
« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2018, 07:14:53 pm »
Hi,

What would you say about this AMTECH flux? - https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=558656912479
Somehow it has particular S/N and a dedicated site for checking S/N. Might that be some kind of China only Amtech flux? I mean - patented or allowed to be produced and sold in China only, but an original flux?
Package looks similar to original but sticker certainly not. If you think that you can buy genuine Amtech from China for less than in US or EU, you delude yourself. And AFAIK Amtech do not make anything in China as sticker says. Also why would amtech put jiyangsolder website on the sticker  :palm:
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Why so many hassle with S/N and stuff if not?
Genuine Amtech do not have serial number, LOT number only.

Halogen Soldering flux
No Halogen, LOL
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Re: Is this Amtech flux I bought genuine?
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2018, 07:23:58 pm »
Hi,

What would you say about this AMTECH flux? - https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=558656912479
Somehow it has particular S/N and a dedicated site for checking S/N. Might that be some kind of China only Amtech flux? I mean - patented or allowed to be produced and sold in China only, but an original flux?
Why so many hassle with S/N and stuff if not?
Package looks similar to original but sticker certainly not. If you think that you can buy genuine Amtech from China for less than in US or EU, you delude yourself. And AFAIK Amtech do not make anything in China as sticker says. Also why would amtech put jiyangsolder website on the sticker  :palm:
That's why I'm asking if that is possible. I'm not so sure that it is something out of the line, since there are many products you can buy in China for half the price and not only because it is produced there, but also because it's a different market, for some products it is huge and very competitive and as such might be managed differently for pricing and distribution. No other Amtech counterfeit producer is getting into hassle with serial-numbering their low-cost product and managing its genuity by web-site and that's why I wonder, if it something of reasonable quality compared to the original.
 

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Re: Is this Amtech flux I bought genuine?
« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2018, 07:27:59 pm »
probably just another chinese ripoff
 

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Re: Is this Amtech flux I bought genuine?
« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2018, 07:28:43 pm »
If it looks like a rat, smells like a rat and runs like a rat, it is a rat.
This thing looks just so fake that it triggered my bs alarm in no time.
 

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Re: Is this Amtech flux I bought genuine?
« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2018, 07:58:02 pm »
Hi,

What would you say about this AMTECH flux? - https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=558656912479
Somehow it has particular S/N and a dedicated site for checking S/N. Might that be some kind of China only Amtech flux? I mean - patented or allowed to be produced and sold in China only, but an original flux?
Why so many hassle with S/N and stuff if not?

They're not even pretending to be the same Amtech. As for how good they are, who knows?
 

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Re: Is this Amtech flux I bought genuine?
« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2018, 09:57:54 pm »
No other Amtech counterfeit producer is getting into hassle with serial-numbering their low-cost product and managing its genuity by web-site and that's why I wonder, if it something of reasonable quality compared to the original.
Serial number may be the same on multiple items as it often happens with counterfeits. Also serializing may make some clueless idiots to think it's genuine stuff and costs virtually nothing. The only stuff you can buy in china for less is something with no brand or Chinese brand. You won't get 1st world stuff for less. Some components may be an exception but market is so ridden with counterfeits that it's better to stay away as well.
 

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Re: Is this Amtech flux I bought genuine?
« Reply #31 on: April 09, 2018, 10:19:38 pm »
Just out of curiosity

Where do most folk here source their legitimate AMTECH Solder Flux NC-559-V2-TF from?  So much fake crap out there for this stuff
Can't say for that specific item, but I buy my soldering products from well-known distributors.  So, Manncorp, Techni-Tool, and the usual distributors like Mouser, Newark, etc.

Jon
 

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Re: Is this Amtech flux I bought genuine?
« Reply #33 on: April 10, 2018, 02:37:46 am »
Just out of curiosity

Where do most folk here source their legitimate AMTECH Solder Flux NC-559-V2-TF from?  So much fake crap out there for this stuff
Can't say for that specific item, but I buy my soldering products from well-known distributors.  So, Manncorp, Techni-Tool, and the usual distributors like Mouser, Newark, etc.

Jon


Mouser and Digikey both don't have Amtech Flux
 

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Re: Is this Amtech flux I bought genuine?
« Reply #34 on: April 10, 2018, 02:55:57 am »
 
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Re: Is this Amtech flux I bought genuine?
« Reply #35 on: April 10, 2018, 03:04:23 am »
I just use MG 8341-10CC. The only reason is that it is available from Amazon, and I'm a lazy person. It works well.
 


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