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  • 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...

  • 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!

    Feb 01, 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...

  • 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

    FSC Global will be open for business over the Christmas period. We’ll be here until 1pm on Christmas Eve and open again on the 29th & 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...

  • 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