Posted 16 October 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 armoured version uses the substantial duct grade cable as a base with the addition of 0.9mm solid galvanised steel wires cased in a heavy waterproof PE jacket - making it one of the toughest cables around.
For internal installations where the cable may be visible, the white KNX cable is ideal. The cable is exactly the same in construction as the standard green 2 pair 0.8mm but has a white LSHF sheath with yellow printing. All three have been certified by the KNX association as being suitable for use on KNX systems and bear the KNX logo.
Using certified products ensures the quality, reliability and guaranteed compatibility between KNX devices and equipment.
Since the last issue of Wired, FS Cables have also joined KNX UK as a manufacturer member. KNX UK is a group of manufacturers, installers and integrators who promote the KNX standard within the UK. Joining KNX UK follows FS Cables membership with KNX International and subsequent certification of the KNX twisted pair cable.
For more information please visit www.knxuk.org
This year KNX celebrates its 20th Anniversary but recent reports show that that the UK still lags behind Europe in terms of adopting the KNX standard. Compare the 220 certified KNX engineers listed in the UK to the 294 in the Netherlands, 447 in Poland, 2,086 in Spain, and 7,344 integrators in Germany! Take up of new KNX installers training at accreditation centres such as British Research Establishment (BRE) is strong though, as Wired saw when it visited a training course in September.
For more information on KNX training courses available at BRE please visit www.bre.co.uk
Free KNX Guides
As a member of KNX UK, we are able to send out free copies of the ‘KNX Consultants Guide’ and the new ‘KNX Guide to Residential Applications’ to our readers. If you would like a copy, please get in touch.