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Cable Sheath Types

On February 12, 2020, Posted by , In News,Technical Talk, With Comments Off on Cable Sheath Types

There are a wide array of different cable sheath types, but not all substances make suitable cable jackets for certain types of use. Here’s a quick rundown on the most common cable sheath types;   PVC Cable Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)s is the most common sheath type. It’s low cost, easy…

Armoured Cable-Wire or Tape?

On January 11, 2020, Posted by , In News,Technical Talk, With Comments Off on Armoured Cable-Wire or Tape?

There are a many different armoured cables to choose from. And there are just as many different reasons to need an armoured cable. So which method of armoured cable protection is best for you?     First of all, it is worth understanding the difference between screening (or braiding), 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 News,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…

RG59 Or URM70

On October 25, 2018, Posted by , In News,Technical Talk, With Comments Off on RG59 Or URM70

One question that we get asked from time to time is ‘RG59 or URM70?’. Both are very similar cables, so it’s quite understandable that this question would be asked.The similarities are obvious. Both cables have very similar sized conductors (if not identical), and both have a solid PE insulation, and…

Do You Know Your YY From Your SY?

On September 17, 2018, Posted by , In News,Technical Talk, With Comments Off on Do You Know Your YY From Your SY?

Do you know your YYs from your SYs?   Control and automation cables are commonly used as interconnecting cables for measuring, controlling or regulation of control equipment within assembly, production, lift and handling environments. But there are different types for different uses. YY Cable   YY cable is a multicore…