How to identify Genuine Deans®

Deans® products are for RC vehicles like cars, airplanes, and drones. It is important to be able to identify genuine Deans® products to ensure you're using high-quality and reliable components. Here are some steps to help you identify genuine Deans connectors:

  • Look for the Brand and Logo:
    • Authentic Deans®connectors will also have the "Deans®" brand name printed on the connector packaging.  Wire will have the “Deans®” brand name on the shrink tube.
  • Inspect the Quality:
    • Genuine Deans® connectors are known for their high-quality construction and precision molding. Check for any signs of poor manufacturing quality, such as rough edges, mismatched connectors, or inconsistent markings.
    • Genuine Deans® wiring is made of hundreds of strands to provide for added flexibility.
  • Purchase from Reputable Sellers:
    • To minimize the risk of buying counterfeit, purchase your Deans products from reputable hobby stores, authorized dealers, or well-known online retailers. Avoid buying from unknown or suspicious sources.
    • There and many drawbacks to the purchase and use of counterfeit connectors. It is easy to be tempted by the low cost of counterfeit or clone products of any kind. However unlike clothing, handbags and similar items, counterfeit electronic products pose performance and safety issues.
    • There are numerous sources of Counterfeit or “Clone - T Plugs”. Virtually all of which, while able to mate with an authentic Deans® brand product, are substandard in performance and reliability. As the original designer and manufacturer, our products are not held to commodity standards. Rather, they are designed and manufactured in the U.S.A. to the highest standards.
  • Pricing:
    • Be cautious of products that are significantly cheaper than the market price. Counterfeit products are often sold at a lower price to attract buyers.
  • Packaging:
    • Genuine Deans® connectors come in branded packaging with clear labeling. Check the packaging for any signs of tampering or counterfeit elements.
  • Seek Community Feedback:
    • If you're uncertain about the authenticity of a product, you can seek advice and feedback from online RC hobby forums and communities. Other hobbyists may have encountered counterfeit products and can share their experiences.
  • Test the connection:
  • Contact W.S. Deans Co.:
    • If you have doubts about the authenticity of a products, contact W.S. Deans Co. directly to verify the product's authenticity.  Include a picture with your email.

Remember that counterfeit products can be convincing, so it is essential to be vigilant when purchasing electrical connectors and other components for your RC hobby. Ensuring that you have genuine Deans® will help maintain the safety and performance of your RC vehicles.