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  • LSF vs LSHF (LSZH) - There is a Difference!

    LSF vs LSHF (LSZH) - There is a Difference!

    Jul 08, 2019

    The main problem facing specifiers and contractors is the confusion over terminology and standards. Is LSHF (Low Smoke Halogen Free) the same as LSF (Low Smoke and Fume)? These terms are all widely used within the cable industry and we still encounter...

  • Draka Firetuf Data and Coax

    Oct 16, 2012

    The market for soft skin fire alarm cables is now well established and some might say over subscribed! However it has taken years to develop a high performance data cable to meet the same standards. Draka FireTuf Data is a totally new product which has

  • Reigniting an Old Flame

    Oct 16, 2012

    New fire safety laws came into force on the 1st October this year, and early indications suggest that a number of employers are still unaware of the implications. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRFSO) sets out a change in legislation applying

  • What's in a Cable? Part 5 - Jacketing & Sheathing

    Oct 16, 2012

    The purpose of a jacket or sheath is the same as skin – to keep the outside out and the insides in. Jackets come in many different forms from braids and tapes to the more common extruded thermoplastic or thermosetting materials.

  • CCTV Cabling - Putting You in the Picture

    Oct 16, 2012

    Some years ago the security world was inundated with ‘wireless’ radio frequency security products ranging from detectors to cameras. So why twenty years on are cables still so important? The short answer is that in the majority of cases cable is simply

  • What's in a Cable? - Part 2 - Insulation

    Oct 15, 2012

    This issue’s instalment of ‘What’s in a Cable’ covers insulation. Insulation is a non-conductive material used to coat the conductor to keep the electricity flowing to its intended destination. In the case of a transformer or motor armature this may be

  • LSF and LSHF Cables - Know The Difference

    Jun 19, 2017

    Correctly specified, both products offer a good solution but it’s crucial to know when and where it’s appropriate to use them. LSHF cables are those that give off less than 0.5% hydrogen chloride gas when burnt, compared with around 28% from traditiona

  • 2491B – Flexible Single Core Low Smoke Halogen Free

    May 28, 2014

    The FS Cables 2491B single core cables are available in a range of sizes from 0.5mm² to 240mm². These cables come in a variety of colours, including black, blue, brown, red, white, violet, grey, pink, orange, yellow, green and green/yellow. Class 5 stra

  • Low Smoke Halogen Free SY - Niltox LF-349

    Sep 19, 2017

    FS Cables now stock the Niltox® range of LF-349 flexible LSHF SY multicore control cables. Niltox LF-349 is a low smoke halogen free (LSHF) version of traditional SY cable. It is made up of class 5 stranded conductors, LSHF multicores, LSHF bedding, an

  • 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

  • Cutting Corners – 10 Ways You Shouldn’t Save Money Buying Cable!

    May 27, 2014

    A tongue in cheek look at some of the more unscrupulous techniques used to save money when buying cable...

  • LSHF - Seeing Through the Smoke

    Oct 16, 2012

    With the increasing demand for ‘safe’ buildings, more attention is being paid to the types of cables being installed, and the potential risks in the event of fire. It is now recognised that smoke and poisonous fumes are often a far greater risk to life an