Of the brands left making arcade parts, Wei-Ya (Huai I Electronics Co Ltd) in Taiwan are one of the more reliable.
Many of you will know the Wei-Ya WY-03C power supply. Quite a few of you will have them in your cabs, which you may have bought from eBay or wherever.
I got a bunch of these in this week from one of my suppliers in Hong Kong, and was getting ready to list them on my site, but first I decided I needed to get the technical specification for them.
Imagine my surprise when I couldn't find this particular model on the Wei-Ya website, but can only find a suspiciously similar P03C. Have the changed the name?
Having emailed Wei-Ya, they confirm that these are, in fact, knockoffs, and are likely to be made by a former component supplier they used to use in mainland China:
So. That's nice isn't it. I already knew to steer clear of the extremely unlikely to be real "real Sanwa" components etc. from Chinese sellers, but didn't suspect these as being fake at all. Can't trust anything these days can you? This is not to say they are not good PSU, or necessarily bad quality, just that I have essentially been duped is all!JoJo @ Wei-Ya wrote:1. From the photos you sent, it is not made by us (ie. not real Weiya made), please find the attachment with comparison.
2. As we know, it does be some company copied our power supply and sell in China (to be shamed, it is our partner making components for us before)
I shall be sending them back to Hong Kong and ordering some directly from Wei-Ya this time methinks.
It seems the only stuff it's worth getting from China are the generic things like connectors etc.
TL;DR: Wei-Ya do not make WY-03C or WY-03CM PSU, they are fake. The real models are P03C and P03CM.