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

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

    Jan 28, 2021

    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

    Jan 26, 2021

    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...

  • Shipping Chaos - A Perfect Storm

    Shipping Chaos - A Perfect Storm

    Jan 13, 2021

    If you are involved in importing cables, you will be aware of the challenges that can arise, even if they do not directly affect you. Chinese New Year and Christmas are (obviously) annual disruptions, while Brexit is posing actual and potential problems..

  • External Speaker Cables

    External Speaker Cables

    Jan 04, 2021

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

  • Why Are Fire Resistant Cables Critical to Your Fire Emergency System Installations?

    Why Are Fire Resistant Cables Critical to Your Fire Emergency System Installations?

    Dec 08, 2020

    When a fire occurs in a building, it can very quickly get out of control – usually in less than 30 seconds from the initiating event. After this, the situation becomes critical. The fire propagates quickly, producing black smoke that prevents visibility..

  • Christmas & New Year – Office Hours & Delivery Schedule

    Christmas & New Year – Office Hours & Delivery Schedule

    Dec 02, 2020

    FS Cables will be open for business over the Christmas period. We’ll be here until 1pm on Christmas Eve and open again on the 29t & 30th, we’ll resume normal office hours from Monday 4th January. Read more for full details...

  • HDBaseT Recommended Cable Program

    HDBaseT Recommended Cable Program

    Nov 11, 2020

    Since its introduction in 2010, HDBaseT has revolutionised the AV market and has quickly become the leading standard for whole home or office distribution of uncompressed HD media over a single cable. Through a single HDBaseT recommended Cat 5E, Cat 6 or

  • Bus Cables

    Bus Cables

    Nov 11, 2020

    Prior to bus systems being developed each switch, sensor, detector or contact needed wiring back to the process controller via its own pair or cable. Due to the high transmission rates and data flow requirements in evolving industrial applications...

  • Shipboard, Marine & Offshore Cables

    Shipboard, Marine & Offshore Cables

    Nov 02, 2020

    The technology used in marine and offshore applications is advancing at an incredible rate and the need for cables to link equipment or systems to enable reliable communications is rapidly increasing. Until recently, the availability of products with..

  • The Antennax™ Range

    The Antennax™ Range

    Oct 15, 2020

    The Antennax™ range of ultra low loss coaxial cables are high quality, cost effective alternatives to Times Microwave Systems LMR® and Andrew Cinta®. The Antennax style coax offers many benefits over corrugated types, it offers greater flexibility and...

  • Undersea Fibre Optic Cables

    Undersea Fibre Optic Cables

    Oct 14, 2020

    On the 5th August 1858, (on the third attempt) the first undersea transcontinental telegraph cable was laid. The British ship HMS Agamemnon and the American USS Niagara met in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, connected two ends of the cable, and together

  • Alternatives to Belden - Over 120 Types to Choose From

    Alternatives to Belden - Over 120 Types to Choose From

    Oct 05, 2020

    With over 120 different types to choose from we’re sure you’ll find what you’re looking for from one of the largest ranges of alternative to Belden data cables stocked in Europe. Delivered next working day, you can choose from the most popular types in...