Who made that?

While shopping for a dual port USB charger on Amazon, I came across a nice 17 Watt one from iXCC.

I wanted to learn more about it and searched for it on ixcc.com but the closest models were a 15 Watt and 20 Watt chargers. While checking out the iXCC website I soon learn that iXCC is not the company but the brand. 8Likes Inc. is the actual company.

After checking out Buzzfile and Bizapedia, it turns out that 8Likes is only a trading company and not the manufacturer. Taking a different approach on figuring out who the manufacturer is, I decided to verify the UL certification to see if I could learn more.

I went to the UL Online Certifications Directory (OCD) and searched for ixcc* and 8likes* as the company name. No luck.

Then I tried to use the model number listed on Amazon and that didn’t work in OCD or Google. Next, I went over the pictures on Amazon and notice one view showed the following:

          MODEL: M6U

This is the breakthrough I needed! By putting “m6u” in the Keyword search box I found out the charger is made by:

          SHENZHEN SHI YING YUAN ELECTRONICS CO LTD

Googling that yielded the website www.szyingyuan.com, which actually has the name as:

         Shenzhen Yingyuan Electronics Co., Ltd.

On the website you can find the manufacturer’s listing for the 17 Watt USB minus the logos BUT I wouldn’t recommend it, since there is a script from “ebs.gov.cn” that will execute on that webpage.

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