Category Archives : Technical Talk

IET DPC Cable Guide

On July 17, 2019, Posted by , In News,Technical Talk, With Comments Off on IET DPC Cable Guide

The IET has published the DPC Guide to Cables and Cable Management draft version for comment. Once completed, this guide is intended to provide assistance with cable selection and specification for designers, installers, and contractors.     The guide covers a range of cables, including fibre, coaxial, data, telecom, flex,…

5G Networks-Cables & Connectivity for Superfast Broadband

On July 15, 2019, Posted by , In News,Technical Talk, With Comments Off on 5G Networks-Cables & Connectivity for Superfast Broadband

The new 5G networks launched in the UK at the end of May, and it is likely that as many as 25 UK locations will receive some sort of coverage by the end of 2019.     5G Networks 5G networks have been called the ‘next-generation standard for wireless communications’…

Smart Technology Needs Smarter Installers

On July 2, 2019, Posted by , In News,Technical Talk, With Comments Off on Smart Technology Needs Smarter Installers

A recent poll shows that an overwhelming majority of tradespeople are not prepared for the increasing popularity of smart home products.   A poll conducted by Electrical Direct found that 82% of tradespeople have not had any formal training in smart home products, but the amount of smart technology used…

CAI Approved Class D Cable

On February 6, 2019, Posted by , In News,Technical Talk, With Comments Off on CAI Approved Class D Cable

We’ve been known for high quality coaxial cable and CAI-approved TV and satellite cable for many years. Our WF100 cable is available in singlecore, twin, and 5 core plus earth versions, and is one of the most popular coaxial cables for TV and satellite installations. WF100 is CAI approved, and…

Class E RG223 Cable

On January 7, 2019, Posted by , In News,Technical Talk, With Comments Off on Class E RG223 Cable

Our RG223 cable is now rated as Euroclass E for CPR purposes.     Webro RG223 Cable Class E RG223 Cable is a low loss 50 Ohm coaxial suitable for use on data, video, CATV, CCTV, DBS (Direct Broadcasting Satellite), RF signal and broadcast transmissions. Webro RG223 cable consists of…

BS7671 & CPR

On January 7, 2019, Posted by , In News,Technical Talk, With Comments Off on BS7671 & CPR

There is still some uncertainty about the BS7671 IET wiring regulations and how this relates to the installation of cable.     BS7671 In July 2018, the 18th Edition of BS7671 was published. The 18th edition comes in to force from January 2019, so it is important to understand what…

Fake Fibre

On December 3, 2018, Posted by , In Technical Talk, With Comments Off on Fake Fibre

The Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Council has warned about ‘fake fibre’ marketing, saying that ‘the words “fibre” and “fibre speeds” are increasingly used in advertisements while the advertised product is not genuinely a full fibre connection’. The FTTH Council also said that this could ‘weaken the business case’ for…

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