Author Topic: Chinese Clones of Danfoss compressors?  (Read 2736 times)

wrcsixeight

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Chinese Clones of Danfoss compressors?
« on: January 18, 2013, 09:04:31 pm »
I saw on an Australian Waeco website that they are advertising 'Genuine Waeco compressors', not Danfoss.  The Picture looks very similar to a Danfoss, the controller looks wider with sharper corners.

http://www.waeco.com.au/cfx/media/modelsherolarge/CFX-Compressor_Supplied_2012-JCN.jpg

I've also seen some Edgestar compressor fridges that utilize what appears to be a Chinese version of the Danfoss and sell for 25 to 35% less than other chest style compressor fridges.

My  recently purchased  Front loading Vitrifrigo came with a SeCop compressor.

Did Danfoss's patent expire and now the market is being flooded with clones? 

Do you have any info regarding all these compressors that appear very similar to Danfoss and if we should be weary Newer products?
« Last Edit: January 19, 2013, 10:30:07 pm by wrcsixeight »