So I am dismantling and ripping into a cheap Chinese counterfeit phone charger and revealing all that I see wrong with it. One thing I could do with some insight into though is the purpose of a resistor.
It is basically a 3.3Ω resistor which is in series with the mains (240V) input into the bridge rectifier:
What are they trying to achieve there?
(Mind, given the state of the rest of the circuit maybe even the designers don't know?)
Should it in fact have been a fuse?