It's all supposed to meet the specs no mater where it's made.
I work in the service industry and all of my fellow service
people are having a heck of a time replacing Chinese made
capacitors in refrigeration and HVAC equipment. American made
capacitors are superior but cost twice as much and none of
the local supply houses stock them. They can't compete if the
only caps they stocked were of American manufacture.
On Thu, 13 Aug 2009 22:12:14 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
Well you are in luck. We are making Democratic products now so they
are politically safe to buy. If you bought a few thousand capacitors
it might help our economy recover from the $40,000, Canadian made
Lincoln my wife just bought.
That's a lot of loonies eh? ;-)
On Aug 12, 6:53 pm, "Andrew M. Saucci, Jr." <spam-o...@anti-
I understand your frustration. I got a Leviton from HD, went to the
trouble of installing it in a tough location, only to have it
malfunction although it was installed correctly. It would trip the
instant any plug started to push in. At least Leviton customer
service verified that it was their problem and that it likely affected
multiple devices (so I knew not to "try again" at the Home Depot).
I had to go to an out-of-the-way, smaller hardware store to find a
more expensive brand that worked properly, but it may be made in
I don't believe this to be true. The beginning digits of a bar code
do pertain to the manufacturer, but I'm sure all Leviton UPC's start with
the same digits, regardless of the country of origin. Oddly enough, some of
the ordinary receptacles are still made in USA, but all of the GFCI's are
Chinese, which I find rather puzzling. I'm sure if I went back to the store
and looked at the UPC's, they would all start with the same digits.
First three numbers in bar code tells where it is made
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