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  • Walking the Tightrope of CPR Specification

    Walking the Tightrope of CPR Specification

    Jul 15, 2020

    You’re on a rooftop, looking across an empty sky 900 feet above the ground. Your foot hovers over the ledge and touches a cable just a couple of centimetres wide. As you force your body forward, white knuckled hands gripped tight around a balancing pole,

  • KNX Certified One Pair Cable

    May 27, 2014

    KNX member FS Cables has added the KNX certified 1 pair cable to its KNX range. Similar in construction to the standard 2 x 2 x 0.8mm, the one pair version features a single twisted solid conductor pair with a foil screen in a green low smoke halogen fre

  • Use Approved Cable or Die!

    Oct 16, 2012

    That's the message from some in the industry. The reality may be different, as Jon Herbert explains. There’s been a lot in the press recently about the choices facing the cable buyer regarding approvals, foreign cable and quality issues.

  • LUL approval for the Draka Firetuf range

    Oct 16, 2012

    FS Cables are pleased to announce that the Draka Firetuf range of data and coax cables have successfully met the requirements of LUL standard 2-01001-002. As the official distributor of the Draka Firetuf range of data and coax cables FS Cables are deligh

  • Link-Up Approval for FS Cables

    Oct 16, 2012

    FS Cables is pleased to announce its status as a Link-Up approved supplier. Link-Up is the supplier qualification and verification scheme for the UK rail industry and ensures and maintains the quality of products and services to this sector.

  • Cable Approvals Update

    Oct 16, 2012

    Following on from the article in the last issue entitled ‘Use Approved Cable or Die’, BASEC wrote to us to provide more information on testing and approvals. They do visit BASEC approved manufacturers several times a year and test samples from production

  • KNX Update

    Oct 16, 2012

    In addition to the KNX two pair cable, FSC now offer duct grade, armoured and white versions with KNX certification. The duct grade version features a tough black UV resistant polyethylene (PE) waterproof jacket over the standard LSHF inner sheath. The a

  • Draka Firetuf Data and Coax Becomes FT Data and FT Coax

    Oct 15, 2012

    FS Cables, working in partnership with Draka are the official distribution partner for the FT range of high performance circuit integrity cables. Previously known as Firetuf, these cables provide continued functionality in the event of fire. Both types o

  • Antennax Passes IEC 60332-3-24 Fire Test

    Oct 15, 2012

    The FS Cables Antennax range of LSHF microwave cables have been enhanced and independently tested by leading test house BRE to meet IEC 60332-3-24 flame retardance requirements. The cables tested were the 50 Ohm ANT-400-LSHF, ANT-600-LSHF and the 75 Ohm A

  • 17th Edition Wiring Regulations

    Oct 15, 2012

    Confused by the new wiring regulations? Safe-T-Shield hits the nail right on the head The 17th Edition Wiring Regulations BS7671: 2008 set by the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) came into effect on July 1st 2008 and have important implications fo

  • FS Cables Join CC-Link Association

    Oct 15, 2012

    As a CC-Link cable supplier, FS Cables has joined the CC-Link association. CC-Link (Control & Communication Link) is an integrated family of open networks originally developed by Mitsubishi Electric.

  • KNX Cable Approval

    Oct 12, 2012

    FS Cables have joined the KNX association as a KNX certified cable supplier. KNX is an ideal solution for consultants, specifiers, designers, installers and end users as a flexible, user friendly and energy efficient system.