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[SOLVED] Cheap Jumpers from Ebay - Strong Smell

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chiques

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I purchased some cheap jumpers from Ebay (from China). They are emitting a strong petroleum odor and I was wondering if this is something I should be worried about.

To give you an idea I'm aware of how Kerosene, Diesel and Gasoline smell. These wire smell as strong as all three mixed together.

Thanks for any opinions.
 

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Jumpers?

As in a woolly jumper\cardigan type clothing or a wire link?

Try lighting one & see what happens.
 

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You bought cheap Chinese junk from Ebay. You got what you paid for.
Instead, buy Name-Brand parts from a dependable local electronic parts distributor.
 

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Jumpers?

As in a woolly jumper\cardigan type clothing or a wire link?

Try lighting one & see what happens.

Pin jumpers.
Good idea, it would be crazy if it ignited.
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You bought cheap Chinese junk from Ebay. You got what you paid for.
Instead, buy Name-Brand parts from a dependable local electronic parts distributor.

Yeah I know but the "dependable" parts distro sells me the exact same parts for 20x. Without the smell.
Everyone is trying to make a buck and survive, even the big players.
 

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In your case I'd advise that you not use it (apply voltage) in case it catch fire and leave it outside for a while and see if the smell would go away.
 

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