How to check Bosch appliances for originality
How to know the year of manufacture of your Bosch refrigerator?
Look at the marking on the fridge nameplate or on the package, there must be the letters FD and then four digits indicating the month and the year of manufacture.
- The first number reflects the decade (possible variants 0 and 5-9, where “9” means years from 2010 to 2019, “0” from 2020 to 2029, “8” from 2000 to 2009, “7” from 1990 to 1999, “6” from 1980 to 1989, “5” from 1970 to 1979);
- The second number is the year in the decade (if “3”, it is the third year, etc.).д.
How to know the year of manufacture of the Bosch machine?
On the back, there is a nameplate on which has FD, the first two digits is the week of the machine and the second two are the year.
The date of manufacture is a must and can be found on all Bosch appliances. The manufacturing date is encoded in the first three digits of the manufacturer’s serial number on the tool’s nameplate or embossed on the body.
What power tools are most often counterfeited?
Specialists involved in construction often use Bosch brand tools. Quality technical characteristics and high price of such trademark products became the reason for creation of falsifications. Professional power tools are often counterfeited. Drills, rotary cutters, milling machines, multi-purpose cutters and circular saw blades are the most widespread counterfeit products, because these power tools are in high demand. Not only artisans create fakes, but also some foreign manufacturers, who deliver non-certified goods to Russia illegally.
A non-original Bosch GBH 2-26 DFR torch was easily exposed by experienced buyers. The first thing that caught my eye was an unfortunate copy of the design. In a branded product, the brand name is molded on the case and presented in convex letters.
The manufacturer of the counterfeit limited itself to just a cheap sticker. The body of the peorator has imperfections in the form of an uneven plastic structure with burrs and build-ups at the joints.
Drills, peorators and circular saws have a rubber grip that reduces vibration and improves ergonomics of the tool. The rubber inserts of the counterfeits have been replaced by plastic. Non-original drill Bosch GSB 13 RE was made in a different color scheme. The body of the tool should be blue-black in color, while the counterfeit tool is made in blue-blue tones. The color of the case in the fake turned out to be green, instead of the blue of the original, and the cable had a pungent smell of rubber.
How to distinguish counterfeit products from the original?
Many counterfeiters strive to achieve an absolute superficial resemblance
so it’s important to pay attention to the smallest details. The main differences between a branded power tool and a replica:
After checking the documents of the power tool, pay attention to the warranty card. It must be printed in A-4 format in Russian, indicating the brand of the product and service center contacts.
All Bosch brand name products carry a product code consisting of a ten-digit number. After checking it against the number on the OE ordering website, you can determine what kind of tool is in front of you. To do this you need to enter the model ID. If such a number does not appear in the catalog, then this would be a reason to reconsider the purchase of such power tool.
Brand name badges and handles are marked with the brand logo. The original product has an even gap at the joints. Fakes feature large slots and poor paint quality. The tool case is flimsy, made of cheap plastic. The original case has the date of manufacture stamped inside, and there are special clips for the warranty card and manual. The lid of the case must close tightly and not have any jagged edges.
The price of counterfeit goods is more attractive for customers. Be cautious about discounts and promotions on professional tools. Especially when they are sold in sets, such as a drill and jigsaw. Bosch does not make kits like these.
The original machines use motors with double insulation, while the counterfeit ones have a single layer insulation, which can lead to electric shock. Consumable items like grinding wheels and saw blades, which can injure people, are also counterfeited. Remember that the money you save can cost not only your health, but also your life.
How to distinguish the original from a fake?
Look closely: the font on the logo should be the same as the original: even italics are a sure sign of faking. It is also possible to check the barcode of the goods: it should point to the same country of manufacturer that is declared on the package (there are many sites where you can find out by typing in the 13-digit code).
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How to recognize a fake Hilti?
The original tool has the logo and serial number engraved on the body itself. The fake has only a sticker on the housing with the word Hilti on it; no serial number. The imitation tool has an outdated, non-ergonomic design and is of very poor workmanship.
- Ivory-colored (slightly yellowish) insulator.
- Plug O-ring can not be removed from the housing.
- The nickel-plated housing has a matte finish.
- The marking on the body is deeply and clearly impressed
- The side electrode is welded to the body with a neat and sturdy seam.
How to know the model of Liebherr refrigerator?
The exact model of Liebherr refrigerator is written on the white label that can be found on the side wall inside the refrigerating or freezing chamber. In our example, the model is the first line of the frame under the Liebherr label. CNesf 4003. The inscription “Index 21G / 001” indicates the modification of this model and is not obligatory.
In order to find out the exact model of the washing machine, it is necessary to find the sticker with its serial number. This sticker is usually found on the back of the washing machine.
Where the year of production of the refrigerator is indicated?
The year of manufacture of your Liebherr refrigerator is shown in the lower left corner of the nameplate. It is marked in format “ГНН”, where “Г” is the last digit of the year of manufacture, “НН” is the number of the calendar week of manufacture. For example: The number 304 means January 2013 (3 means 2013, 04 is the 4th calendar week, i.e. January).
The serial number is usually placed on the door of the hatch. On the inside of the hatch or on the body of the washing machine. On the back of the machine.
What is a nameplate on the refrigerator?
The nameplate is an information plate containing inscriptions and markings relating to the product to be marked. The data of the specific fridge or freezer are indicated on the nameplate.
In the most cases, the fridge manufacturers locate the factory label in the place which is easily accessible. inside the refrigerating chamber. In Indesit, Stinol, Ariston, Elgy, Ardo, Samsung, Beko refrigerators, the sticker is on the side wall inside the refrigerator compartment.
What power a vacuum cleaner should have?
You can also check the manufacturer’s or retailer’s websites. As a rule, the power consumption is within the range of 1500-2500 W and the useful power or suction power is 350-500 W. For standard cleaning of a small apartment is usually enough vacuum cleaner with a suction power of 350-400 watts.
Bosch washing machines are grouped into series according to several criteria. The Classixx, Maxx, Logixx, HomeProfessional and Avantixx are class labels. Marking by numbers. 2, 4, 6, 8. reflects the generation of washing machines. The higher the series number, the more modern in front of us the washer.
What power a vacuum cleaner should have?
You can also use the information on the sites of manufacturers or sellers. The power consumption is usually within the range of 1500-2500 W, the useful, or suction power, is 350-500 W. For standard cleaning of a small apartment is usually enough vacuum cleaner with a suction power of 350-400 watts.
Bosch washing machines are grouped into series according to several criteria. The Classixx, Maxx, Logixx, HomeProfessional and Avantixx are product designations. Number designation. 2, 4, 6, 8. reflects the generation of washing machines. The higher the series number, the more modern in front of us the washer.
How to know the manufacturing date of your Bosch vacuum cleaner?
The product manufacturing date is a must-have and can be found on every Bosch appliance. The date of manufacture is encoded in the first three digits of the serial number found on the tool’s nameplate or on the body.
You can also check the authenticity of the product on the site protect.Bosch.com by manually entering the security code from the KeySecure sticker. The user will receive information that indicates the authenticity of the product. In doing so, one of the color indicators will be displayed in the mobile app.
How to know the year of manufacture of your refrigerator using the serial number?
It is marked in the format “HHN”, where “G” is the last digit of the year of manufacture, “UN” is the number of the calendar week of manufacture. For example: The number 304 stands for January 2013 (3 for 2013, 04 for the 4th calendar week, i.e. January).
You can find the date of issue of the washing machine in the warranty card. See attached sample warranty card, which deciphers the date of manufacture in the serial number of the product.
It’s easy to spot a counterfeit Bosch
To protect a number of automotive parts against counterfeiting, Bosch uses the multi-step KeySecure system. It can be used to check the authenticity of electric fuel pumps, lambda probes, sensors.
To protect a number of automotive parts against counterfeiting, Bosch implements the KeySecure Multi-stage Security System. This system makes it possible to check the authenticity of electric fuel pumps, lambda probes, air flow sensors, starters and alternators, as well as diesel injection components. glow plugs, pressure valves, injection valves, plunger pairs and sprayers.
The packaging of products protected with the KeySecure system has a special sticker that contains a security code and a hologram. It enables you to quickly verify the authenticity of a part without opening the box.
Bosch KeySecure System. easy and convenient authentication of Bosch auto parts
- Authentication of gasoline and diesel injection components, starters and alternators
- Simple, fast and convenient verification service
- Possibility of both automatic security code reading via mobile app and its manual entry on the website
The first generation of KeySecure stickers appeared in 2007 and contained a 15-character code and a standard hologram. In 2009 the MAPP code was used on the stickers, which made the automatic scanning of the symbols possible. Since 2012 the system began to use a 16-digit security code, and they started putting numbers on the hologram that coincide with the last characters of the code.
Thanks to all these changes it is now easy, fast and convenient to check the authenticity of a Bosch part with the KeySecure verification service. To do this, use the NeoReader mobile app for smartphones based on Android and iOS. The application is available on Google Play Store and Appstore by searching “NeoReader”. Links to the app are also available on the Bosch Auto Parts page on the Internet under Repair & Service. After downloading, open NeoReader, point your smartphone camera at the MAPP code of the KeySecure sticker. and the app will automatically perform an online query. You can also check the authenticity of the product on the protect website.Bosch.com by manually entering the security code from the KeySecure sticker.
The test results provide the user with information indicating that the product is authentic. The mobile app will display one of the following color indicators. Green indicates that the verification code is registered for the first time and the product is authentic. Yellow indicates that the unique code is correct, but has already been entered many times. this is typical for fakes. In this case you should contact your retailer to return the product or exchange it for an original Bosch product. If the test results show a red indicator, it means that the unique test code is damaged, incorrectly entered or does not exist.
If you have any problems with the Bosch KeySecure System, you can contact Bosch directly by e-mail.aa@ru.Bosch.com.