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Topic: Is this a genuine board? (Read 180 times) previous topic - next topic

floortap

May 24, 2018, 12:42 am Last Edit: May 24, 2018, 12:44 am by floortap Reason: add link
https://imgur.com/a/BaVIMif

It doesn't have an Italy map graphic and the "UNO" text is in a white rectangle instead of an oval (even the box it came in has an oval instead of a rectangle).  I bought it from an authorized retailer on Amazon (Karlsson Robotics), but it appears to be a counterfeit based on this page: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Products/Counterfeit

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The box around the Uno logo is definitely suspicious but I'm guessing this is an authentic Uno. The biggest clue is the PTC with the gold infinity symbol. That is a custom component that Arduino uses to differentiate authentic boards from counterfeits. Usually counterfeits don't have a box or the plastic base. Arduino has been making a lot of product design changes in the last couple of years and they don't always update their product images or the "Spotting a Counterfeit" page.

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