How To Identify Fake USB Devices/Cords


USB (Universal Serial Bus) is considered a very
simple and flexible way of connection between
personal computer and other electronic devices.
However, USB can malfunction if you are not using
the quality type. There will always be partial contact
when using fake USB , thereby delaying your job
which is very annoying.
Today, i want to share with you, a very simple way
of identifying a fake USB . Its as simple as ABC. Get
your USB , check the two holes that reveals the bus/
contact. If the conductor there is Golden colour, it
means its copper which is original. Copper has high
conductivity than aluminium, copper also has
relatively high tensile strength (the greatest stress a
substance can bear without tearing apart).
Now to identify a fake USB , check the two holes
again, if its silver colour, it means its aluminium,
which is fake. Although aluminum has only about 60
percent of the conductivity of copper, but the tensile
strength is very low( which tears apart when
subjected to stress) Which makes your USB to to
fluctuate. If you are using this type of USB , you will
be experiencing partial contact. Most universal
modems in Nigeria market today are made with this
aluminium contact, because aluminium is cheaper
than copper, and the manufacturers/ importers make
more money from such.
The photo below clearly shows the two holes that
reveals the bus/contact. The bus used for the USB is
made with copper, that is why its golden in colour.



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