HIP 4080 IC where can i buy ??

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  1. joepet66

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    hello
    anyone know where I can buy some of these I C s please
    I have a Genesis subwoofer amp that is playing up
     
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  4. Experimentonomen

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    Avoid ebay for devices like transistors and mosfet driver ic's as these are very commonly counterfeit.
     
  5. mcgyvr

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    Only use reputable suppliers like Digikey/Mouser/Newark/Farnell/OnlineComponents,etc...
     
  6. sirch2

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    Do you actually have evidence of this or are you just propagating an urban myth? Personally I have bought a lot of components off Ebay and, more often than not, it is someone with a RS/Farnell account who is buying in bulk and reselling.
     
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  7. Experimentonomen

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    Yes i have indeed been bitten by counterfeit devices on ebay. And the general rule is, if its cheaper than from a retail outlet like farnell, its most likely either counterfeit or factory rejects that dident pass QC thats been rebranded and put on ebay.
     
  8. mcgyvr

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    More often than not you can't even tell the difference.. :p
    I just got a handful of counterfeit Omron snap action switches..

    Ebay just had to pay something like 2.5 million (was originally 60 million) from a lawsuit with Louis Vuitton

    Ebay (as well as all the common electronic distributors) have substantial counterfeit departments that are constantly working to stop it.. But it happens ALL the time... and costs the electronics/automotive/consumer industry billions of dollars each year..

    China even has problems with whole counterfeit stores.. Like a knocked off Apple store,etc...
     
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