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  • How to Choose the Right Category of Data Cable

    How to Choose the Right Category of Data Cable

    Mar 15, 2021

    This article looks at the role of Ethernet data cables, how they are designed, and how, today, they are available in several different categories. This should help you in deciding which data cable category (or categories) is/are best for you...

  • Navigating the Maze of The CPR For Cables

    Navigating the Maze of The CPR For Cables

    Mar 04, 2021

    Trying to understand the CPR for cables can feel like you’re going round in circles whilst navigating a complex maze, specifiers and installers have our sympathies. There’s little doubt that the CPR’s contribution to fire safety is ultimately a positive..

  • What's happening to copper pricing?

    What's happening to copper pricing?

    Feb 18, 2021

    The advent of the pandemic has led to huge copper price rises, with, naturally, implications for copper cable and wire pricing. Here, we look at this situation, what is likely to happen, and how you as a cable buyer can plan accordingly...

  • Special Manufacture - Custom & Prototype Cables

    Special Manufacture - Custom & Prototype Cables

    Feb 16, 2021

    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...

  • Apprenticeship Update

    Apprenticeship Update

    Feb 10, 2021

    Following the success of the Shoal Group Apprenticeship programs, we are pleased to announce that Lewis Grant (FS Cables Customer Service) and Harriet Riches (Cablecraft Customer Service) have joined a Business Administration apprenticeship scheme...

  • Tree Cable Designed For Loxone System - Now to CPR Class B2ca

    Tree Cable Designed For Loxone System - Now to CPR Class B2ca

    Feb 08, 2021

    FS Cables stock the all-in-one Tree cable & jumper wires, designed for use for Loxone Tree devices - whether that’s motion sensors, switches or LED spots. Available on 100m, 200m and 500m reels all for next day delivery, the cable is CPR certified to B2ca

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

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

    Jan 28, 2021

    If you learn nothing more from this article, at least remember this, LSF cable (Low Smoke and Fume) and LSHF cable (Low smoke Halogen Free) are not different names for the same thing. But you may be forgiven if you thought they were...

  • 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...