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  • Wired vs Wi-Fi

    Wired vs Wi-Fi

    Sep 23, 2020

    Way back in 2003 the UK Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) came up with the following definition for a smart home: "A dwelling incorporating a communications network that connects the key electrical appliances and services, and allows them to be...

  • Call Off Orders and the Need for Purchasing Flexibility

    Call Off Orders and the Need for Purchasing Flexibility

    Sep 21, 2020

    Over recent months, lockdown gave us pause for thought about how our part in the supply chain delivers products and services for you, especially moving forward in an economic climate likely to be vastly changed in the short to medium term...

  • Draka Fire Resistant Cables

    Draka Fire Resistant Cables

    Sep 15, 2020

    Where people and property come first, the Draka Firetuf cable range provides the ideal solution. Draka Firetuf cable has been installed and commissioned into a variety of buildings designed under fire safety engineering principles...

  • Prysmian Fire Resistant Cables

    Prysmian Fire Resistant Cables

    Sep 04, 2020

    The safety of occupants during a fire remains an important factor when designing a buildings infrastructure. Prysmian manufactured fire cables are a market leader in terms of quality and performance and are designed to provide continued functionality of..

  • Cable Sheath Materials - What You Need to Know

    Cable Sheath Materials - What You Need to Know

    Aug 20, 2020

    Insulation and sheath are the components of a cable that protect the conductor. The insulation isolates the flow of electricity, and the sheath wraps around the outside of the cable to protect the conductors inside and enable electricity transmission.

  • TruSound Multicore Speaker Cable to CPR Class Cca

    TruSound Multicore Speaker Cable to CPR Class Cca

    Aug 11, 2020

    We’ve added to our range of CPR class Cca with these professional grade speaker cables. It's extremely flexible due to the high rate of twist and the insulation / jacket materials used. Ideal for winding on and off drums, it also remain flexible at low...

  • Bespoke and Custom Manufactured Cables

    Bespoke and Custom Manufactured Cables

    Aug 03, 2020

    Despite the phenomenal range of specialist cables available on the market today, a significant amount of our business still comes from cables designed to meet the customers exact requirements...

  • 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,

  • Good Things Come in Threes

    Good Things Come in Threes

    Jul 10, 2020

    Good Things Come In Threes - has a definite positive connotation. From fairy tales to Hollywood blockbusters, “the rule of three” (Latin-"omne trium perfectum") principle suggests things that come in threes are inherently more humorous, satisfying and eff

  • WRAS Approved Clean Water Cable - In Stock For Next Day Delivery

    WRAS Approved Clean Water Cable - In Stock For Next Day Delivery

    Jul 08, 2020

    Designed for power and control of submersible pumps these WRAS approved cables are perfect for drinking water applications. These are jacketed using non-toxic and non-leaching cross-linked rubber, reducing the chance of aquatic bacteria or other micro...

  • Jumper Wire Added to Tree Cable for Loxone System

    Jumper Wire Added to Tree Cable for Loxone System

    Jul 06, 2020

    The twisted-pair jumper wire is used for connecting equipment inside a control panel, such as the Loxone Miniserver and Extensions of a Loxone Smart Home System. The jumper wire comes in three different colours for easy identification, is rated at 500V...

  • The Importance of Quality Crimp Connections

    The Importance of Quality Crimp Connections

    Jun 29, 2020

    Tim Harris, Technical & Support Services Manager of our sister company Cablecraft Ltd, discusses why it is important to achieve a quality crimp connection.