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    Serious zgemma electrical wiring warning.

    I took this from CS-Kings who in turn took it from the zgemma forums:

    taken from their forum (thanks to cactikid)

    A warning to UK users
    Today, 04:49 PM
    I have recently ordered a Zgemma Star H2 direct from the manufacturer and have discovered that the 13A plug and fuse are both counterfeit and very dangerous. The fuse does not contain silica and could explode if it was ever to blow. In this case however, the fuse carrier is not even connected inside the 13A plug so the fuse will never blow - even if you remove the fuse completely, the unit will still be live. In addition the earth pin (which admittedly isn't used as it is a double insulated power supply) is partially insulated. Genuine BS1363 plugs should never have a partially insulated pin, only the shorter two pins should be partially insulated. The pins are also incorrectly sized.

    In the UK, socket outlets are usually on a 32A ring final circuit (ring main) and in the event of a fault within the Zgemma power supply, the 0.75mm conductors within this cable will catch fire long before the circuit disconnects at the DB (fuse board).

    I would urge all zgemma owners to check, and if need be replace, the 13A plug to C7 (figure of 8) mains cable on their box for a genuine and safe replacement cable to avoid the risk of fire and/or loss of life.

    I am happy to assist anyone who needs assistance in checking their cable or sourcing a suitable replacement.

    I can confirm I have made the manufacturer aware (Shenzhen Air Digital Technology Co., Ltd) and am currently awaiting a further response. I will update this thread accordingly if and when I receive further communication from them.

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    Default Re: zgemma electrical wiring warning.

    Sure this is more common than we realise as manufacturers look to save a few pence here and there on every unit.


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    Default Re: zgemma electrical wiring warning.

    I've just swapped my cable over just to be sure, it does seem strange for an earth pin to be part plastic part metal, normally one or the other.

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    Default Re: zgemma electrical wiring warning.

    I posted something similar a couple of years back when I'd ordered a dm800 for my dad. I threw the lead away, as it happens the power supply was crap as well and ended up costing an additional £16 for one from over here.

    I'll go and find the thread I'm on about.

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    Default Re: zgemma electrical wiring warning.

    yep was reading this other day on techkings about this my box has the dodgy 3 pin cable, off to shop in morn for a new one

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    Default zgemma electrical wiring warning.

    Also about the zgemma fuse - well the non-fuse anyway... Thirteen amps? If they're going to fake it at least put a reasonable rated fake one in
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