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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...

  • Cable Screening Options - Know What's What

    Cable Screening Options - Know What's What

    Jun 19, 2019

    Screened Ethernet cables were designed for use in environments where electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI) are present. Examples include manufacturing, automation and Industrial control applications...

  • CCA, CCS, CCC vs. pure copper – know the difference?

    CCA, CCS, CCC vs. pure copper – know the difference?

    Jun 06, 2019

    Copper can be up to 80% of the cost of a cable so it’s no surprise then that alternatives to copper are constantly being sought. The practice of substituting solid copper with copper clad aluminium (CCA) or copper clad steel (CCS) to save money is still..

  • Smart homes are going to get smarter

    Smart homes are going to get smarter

    May 30, 2019

    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...

  • Belden Alternatives - Largest Stock in Europe

    Belden Alternatives - Largest Stock in Europe

    May 17, 2019

    For one of the largest ranges of alternative to Belden data cables stocked in Europe, talk to us. Delivered the next working day you can choose from the most popular types in PVC, LSF or LSHF, with additional duct grade or armoured (SWA) versions...

  • MUD is mud, right?

    MUD is mud, right?

    May 13, 2019

    Well, no, not really. Certainly when it comes to the sort of MUD you find around oil and gas platforms at sea. Drilling mud or drilling fluid as it’s commonly called is a viscous fluid mixture that’s used in drilling operations performing a wide range...

  • Worldwide Deliveries

    Worldwide Deliveries

    Apr 30, 2019

    If you need cables delivered outside the UK, our dedicated export team at FSC is on hand. Offering a fast and comprehensive service, supplying you with export packaging, cables cut to length, essential paperwork and certificates.

  • Essential Install Live! 2019 - The Smart Building & Home Automation Trade Show

    Essential Install Live! 2019 - The Smart Building & Home Automation Trade Show

    Apr 09, 2019

    Leading cable supplier FS Cables will be exhibiting at this year's Essential Install Live! 30th Apr - May 1st at Farnborough Exhibition Centre. Head to stand 64 for all things cabling and to discover the truth about CPR from the cable experts.

  • Cables Where You Need Them, When You Need Them

    Cables Where You Need Them, When You Need Them

    Apr 08, 2019

    With our 67,000sqft warehouse facility housing over 3,500 product lines on the shelf and another 6,000 on short lead times, you’ll be sure we have the cable you need. There are also over 800 CPR-compliant cables including Alternative to Belden, structured

  • External Grade Speaker Cables - Whatever the weather

    External Grade Speaker Cables - Whatever the weather

    Apr 02, 2019

    To complement the range of TruSound high-performance speaker cables, FS Cables have a CPR-compliant, weatherproof 16AWG speaker cable. Ideal for external applications, this cable has been designed to prevent water and moisture from damaging equipment.

  • HDBaseT Recommended Cat 5E & Cat 6 Now In Stock

    Sep 24, 2014

    HDBaseT is a simple, cost effective solution for HD media distribution with outstanding performance levels. FS Cables have been members of the HDBaseT Alliance since 2013, offering large stocks of HDBaseT approved Cat 5E and Cat 6. HDBaseT is the le