The Risk & Consequence

High Resistance / Loose Electrical Connection Fires or Failures.

These thermal camera images highlight heated loose connections and demonstrate how far the heat conducts into the immediate length of the cable.  The heat can conduct several hundred millimetres along the length of the cable.

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Heated electrical connections can easily lead to fire or failure and are one of the main causes of electrical fires in homes and businesses.  This is especially prevalent in domestic intake electrical equipment (intake fuse & metering equipment).   Please see the fire incident photographs below of real occurrences of fire.

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Are you aware of the fire risks associated with high temperature electrical connections in domestic / home electrical intake equipment (intake fuse and metering equipment)?

  • Each year in East Sussex alone there are on average 40 home fires caused by high temperature connections in electrical intakes.
  • The fire risks associated with electrical intakes is nationally recognised by the Chief Fire Officers Association.
  • The fire risks associated with electrical intakes are regularly mentioned in the Electrical Safety First Switched On magazine.

Early Detection & Prevention

Fit Hot Connection Indicators onto cables at their connection points and see with the naked eye, by their colour change, if any electrical connections become heated.

HCIs fitted onto meter cables.
HCIs fitted onto meter cables.
HCI at Normal Temperature (Purple)
HCI at Normal Temperature (Purple)
HCI at Heated Temperature (Pink)
HCI at Heated Temperature (Pink)

Routine visually inspection of the Hot Connection Indicators especially during high electrical load periods will highlight if there are any electrical connection problems.

The Risk & Consequence

High Resistance / Loose Electrical Connection Fires or Failures.

The thermal images highlight heated loose connections and shows how the heat conducts into the immediate length of the cable.  The heat can conduct several hundred millimetres into the length of the cable.

risk1
risk2
risk3

Heated electrical connections can easily lead to fire or failure and are one of the main causes of electrical fires in homes and businesses.  This is especially prevalent in home & commercial intake electrical equipment (intake fuse & metering equipment).   Please see the fire incident photographs below of real occurrences of fire.

Risk1

Are you aware of the fire risks associated with high temperature electrical connections in domestic / home electrical intake equipment (intake fuse and metering equipment)?

  • Each year in East Sussex alone there are on average 40 home fires caused by high temperature connections in electrical intakes.
  • The fire risks associated with electrical intakes is nationally recognised by the Chief Fire Officers Association.
  • The fire risks associated with electrical intakes are regularly mentioned in the Electrical Safety First Switched On magazine.

The Solution: Early Detection & Prevention

Fit Fire Safety Electrical Connection Collars to cables at their connection points and see with the naked eye, by their colour change, if the electrical connections are heated.

HCIs fitted onto meter cables.
HCIs fitted onto meter cables.
HCI at Normal Temperature (Purple/Blue)
HCI at Normal Temperature (Purple/Blue)
HCI at Heated Temperature (Pink)
HCI at Heated Temperature (Pink)

Routine visually inspection of the HCIs especially during high electrical load periods (when using many appliances or when storage heaters are on) can highlight if there are any electrical connection problems.