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  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Tree Cable Designed For Loxone System

    Tree Cable Designed For Loxone System

    Jan 06, 2020

    FS Cables now stock the all-in-one Tree cable, designed for use for Loxone Tree devices - whether that’s motion sensors, switches or LED spots. Available on 100m, 200m and 500m reels as well as cut to length and all for next day delivery...

  • Security Cabling - Putting You in the Picture

    Security Cabling - Putting You in the Picture

    Aug 08, 2019

    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

  • 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...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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