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  • KNX Cable - Now Available to CPR Class Cca s1a, d1, a1

    KNX Cable - Now Available to CPR Class Cca s1a, d1, a1

    Oct 10, 2019

    The CPR class Cca KNX cable from FSC Global (also known as TP1 cable) features two twisted pairs of solid conductor with a foil screen and tinned copper drain wire with a distinctive Low Smoke Halogen Free (LSHF) green jacket. It’s been tested and certi..

  • Special Manufacture - Custom & Prototype Cables

    Special Manufacture - Custom & Prototype Cables

    Oct 08, 2019

    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. It makes a lot of sense to buy a cable that fits your needs...

  • Home Automation & Building Control Cables

    Home Automation & Building Control Cables

    Sep 27, 2019

    As our lifestyles are becoming increasingly digital, the devices and equipment we use to consume digital media are becoming more integrated into the home. No longer a dream of tomorrow, the ‘connected home’ is now very much a reality with more and more...

  • Fibre Optic Cables

    Fibre Optic Cables

    Sep 16, 2019

    As the cost of fibre optic cabling continues to fall it’s now a viable option for an increasing number of telecommunications and data networking applications, and as a result, fibre optics are now in widespread use...

  • Home Automation HD Media Composite Cables

    Home Automation HD Media Composite Cables

    Sep 09, 2019

    Developed with the future in mind, the FSC Tru series of home automation composite cables have been designed for HD media distribution around the home. By combining individual elements such as digital coax, HDBaseT Recommended Cat 5E & Cat 6, fibre...

  • 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

  • DALI Lighting Control - See the Light!

    DALI Lighting Control - See the Light!

    Aug 02, 2019

    What is DALI? DALI stands for Digital Addressable Lighting Interface and is part of IEC 60929, an international standard for dimming and digital lighting control communication that’s been around since 2002. DALI is very easy to install, extremely...

  • Coaxial Cables - What you Need to Know

    Coaxial Cables - What you Need to Know

    Jul 25, 2019

    The first known patent granted for coaxial transmission line was a British patent in 1880 to Oliver Heaviside, a self-taught British electrical engineer. Heaviside’s coaxial cable was a copper tube, which formed the outer of the line...

  • 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...