Genuine Yong Heng?

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    Hammer
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    There are so many sellers, and so many clones, how do you know jf you are getting a real Yong Heng. It seems almost all of them have "Yong Heng" somewhere in the ad, or even on the unit itself. Some US sellers have them on ebay for less than Aliexpress. It's confusing.

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    STO
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    So I'm just going to throw it out there: I started with a Yong Heng. It lasted less than 6 months of light use, during which time it completely failed and was repaired (by me) multiple times. Eventually I just got sick of it. Obviously experiences with YH compressors vary widely, some people swear by them and some people swear against them. What I will say having disassembled my YH down to the last nut and bolt, is that it is fundamentally built to fail. This goes for both the mechanical elements and electronics package. So I just want you to go into this fully aware of the fact that a YH is a disposable compressor, "branded" or otherwise. Or, to put it another way, expect that you'll have to either repair or bin it at some point not terribly long after buying it. 

     

    As far as the "genuine" vs. "fake" Yong Heng compressors, I've seen a variety of interesting arguments made however I'm not entirely convinced by them. Below the second stage many "fakes" seem to be otherwise identical, and when you're buying from China really what the listing says vs. what you receive there is just no guarantee. Some people here may  have a specific listing they bought from where they got what they feel is a "genuine" example, however having worked with Chinese manufacturers for years I'm not convinced that the factory on these are actually different. It is possible, if not likely, that they're all manufactured in the same factory to different intentional "grades." This is all fairly standard in the Chinese manufacturing world. 

     

    All of this isn't meant to be an argument for or against a Yong Heng, just trying to provide you with my very limited experiences and knowledge on the subject. 

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    BEN342R
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    Mine has lasted a year so far.  I only fill my gun directly with it.  Will see how long it lasts.  When it fails I’ll buy an omega instead of another rifle.  If you want to play, you gotta pay, but it has paid for itself already.  

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    Tweeter
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    Mine $200 chinese compressor has lasted over a year for me as well.  I have had to tinker with it a few times don't get me wrong but like Ben said, it has paid for itself already so if it erupts in fire today then no big deal.  If you do get one just be prepared to tinker, if you don't like tinkering then I would look for something with better quality.

    Doesn't Yong Heng have an "official" store on Ali Express?

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    edosan
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    I have a good experience on YH, I bought the high end YH compressor, auto stop, maybe is a way to ensure is original? (not a scientific method jajaj but "pirates" probably will make the low end version only).

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