Jake Charman

Resident Geek of Nitrous Junkie Racing

Be wary of CE marks on cheap Chinese knock offs…

Mon 30 Jun 2014

I live in the UK. The UK is in Europe. Because of this (correct me if I’m wrong) all electronic devices must be tested for a CE mark giving it a European safety approval. Now, as sad as it is, I know that to be genuine, the distance between the two letters must be half the width of the ‘C’. But after reading through the comments of a video about a crappy PSU from China I learned that the manufacturers of these poor quality knock offs are using logos which to the untrained eye look identical to a European safety mark. When questioned about it they claim that the logo means “China Export”. The following image shows the strict design that a CE mark must use and the logo the fakers are using.