Testing recalled Infinity cables: inner insulation

Summary: Shows how the Infinity cables prematurely degrade when exposed to high temperatures.

Published: 22 September 2014

This Infinity cable has poor insulation that will degrade from 2016.

Bending this, you can see there’s no problem yet.

However, this sample has the outer layer of insulation removed and has been in a test oven to predict its performance in hot spaces such as rooves.

Bending it, the protective insulation breaks, exposing the potentially live copper conductors. This creates a very dangerous situation.