“The communications cable does not meet flammability requirements of the safety standard, which may cause an increased risk of fire,” UL continued. The images on this page were part of UL’s public notice.
The Communications Cable and Connectivity Association (CCCA) recently produced a video that includes footage of counterfeit cable being subjected to a burn test, with drastic results. Available on YouTube, the three-minute video begins with a dramatic question: “Communications cable, or fuse?” Much of the rest of the video depicts footage indicating that question is not just hyperbole.
Via Youtube capture, a data center cabling installer with the handle stunod7 documents his meticulous untangling of this particular IT wiring nightmare. Quite instructive to watch.