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Not the same quality as the Philips original
on 22 November 2016
I needed a charger to replace the original, which suddenly stopped working after many years' service. I eventually chose this one which is described as a Philips product. However, it's definitely not the same build quality as the original, as can be seen in the photos. The original had a very flexible coiled lead that was easy to manage, and the shorter plug pins designed for the UK market. The replacement has a non-coiled lead that's quite springy and less easy to manage, and the longer plug pins designed for non-UK use. However, the charger does easily fit my particular shaver socket and so far charges my Philips 3000 series shaver without any issues. It doesn't need the charger stand mentioned in the product description. Knowing that many replacement chargers (particularly for phones) are potentially dangerous, I would have bought an exact copy of the original from a known reputable source but couldn't find one. The Philips website was of no help to me. I would have second thoughts about using this charger without the added protection against electric shock provided by a shaver socket.