Electrical

Accessories

Electrical Accessories

Terminal blocks, connectors and a range of other electrical accessories including switch and socket screws.Various cable connectors allow for joining cables safely - be sure that you check the rating is appropriate for the job.


Alarm Cable

Electrical Alarm Cable

Electrical cable for use with home security alarm and burglar systems.These cables come in a range of sizes with differing numbers of conductors - assess requirements first before selecting 4 core, 6 core or 8 core cable as needed. Alarm cables are used in low voltage security wiring circuits and usually contain flexible copper conductors with PVC sheathing.


Arctic Flex

Electrical Arctic Flex

Arctic flexible cable for use in low temperature conditions.This type of cable is specifically designed for use with portable appliances and tools where temperatures may be as low as -20 degrees centigrade. They will work at low temperatures and also remain flexible unlike standard flex.


Batteries

Electrical Batteries

A range of batteries for powering many different household and home improvement devices.Batteries store chemical energy which is converted to electrical energy to provide power. Standard batteries are designed to be disposed of and replaced when exhausted. Other, rechargeable types, may be recharged many times before they need replacing.


Battery Chargers

Electrical Battery Chargers

Battery chargers for use with rechargeable batteries only.Battery chargers use mains electricity to put further energy back into rechargeable batteries. This process can be repeated many times until the battery no longer accepts further charges. Simple inexpensive chargers can make rechargeable batteries a sensible solution for many small household devices


Bell Wire

Electrical Bell Wire

Bell wire for use with doorbells and chimes.Bell wire usually comprises solid copper wire conductor for use in low voltage doorbell wiring systems.


Cable

Electrical Cable

Cable for home electrical wiring comes in a range of ratings and lengths.These comprise two or more conductors running side by side, separately sheathed and with an outer PVC sheath. The most common type of cable is twin and earth - of which the most usual sizes are 1.0mm2, 1.5mm2, and 2.5mm2. Other cables such as three core are used for different wiring applications such as two way lighting.


Cable Accessories

Electrical Cable Accessories

Cable accessories including cable ties and clips as well as cord end terminals.Cable clips and ties enable wires to be fixed and secured neatly and safely. Cord end terminals are used to reinforce wire strands when terminating - sometimes referred to as boot lace ferrules.


Coaxial Cable

Electrical Coaxial Cable

Coaxial cable suitable for use with television and radio aerials.Sometimes referred to as coax, this cable comprises and inner conductor sheathed with an insulating layer which is then surrounded by a wire mesh conducting shield and finally an outer PVC sheath. These cables are used to carry radio and television signals from the aerial to the radio or television.


Conduit and Trunking

Electrical Conduit and Trunking

Conduit and trunking systems and components including couplers and boxes.Conduit and trunking is pipe work used to carry wiring in a building and also provide protection for the cables so that they are less likely to become damaged. They are generally made from metal or plastic and flexible versions are also available. Special corners and couplings are used to connect lengths of conduit and electrical boxes are installed for sockets, switches and other electrical fixings


Conduit Wiring

Electrical Conduit Wiring

Wiring for running in conduit and trunking.For conduit wiring, the wires are drawn through the conduit which provides protection. This method allows separate conductors to be installed as required for the particular electrical installation.


Consumer Units

Electrical Consumer Units

Mains consumer units with fully insulated housings varying in the number of "ways" offered.Consumer units house the main fuses in domestic wiring installation. The breakers will usually be arranged in a row with one serving each circuit. RCBs must be of the same make to ensure correct fitting since busbar set ups vary. Often referred to as the fuse box in a house.


Data Accessories

Electrical Data Accessories

Accessories for data include patch leads and wireless cards and adaptors.All manner of data accessories are available including special leads (eg RJ45 leads) for connecting equipment as well as micro filters and splitters which allow broadband modems and telephones to be connected via one BT socket.


Data Cable

Electrical Data Cable

Cables specifically designed for carrying data - usually semi-flexible.Data cables may be used in home networking environments to provide data outlet points in each room of the house. These are more commonly used in high spec houses and offer ease of installation for all manner of future equipment.


Dimmers

Electrical Dimmers

Slide and twist control dimmers including dimmer switches for specialist applications. Makes include Lutron and Rocca.Used to control and vary the lighting level these dimmers are available in a wide range of styles from graphite and stainless steel to chrome and brass to fit with most interiors. Dimmers are not suitable for all lighting systems - check suitability first and ensure the dimmer you are buying is appropriate.


Door Bells

Electrical Door Bells

Door bells and door chimes including wired and wireless models.Styles of door bells and door chimes include simple push button and illuminated models as well as battery and transformer versions. Some are sold as kits which include all the component you will need - push button, bell or chime, batteries / transformer and bell wire.


Earthing

Electrical Earthing

Earth blocks and earth clamps plus earth rods and rod clamps.Earth clamps are designed to connect safety electrical earth wires to metal items such as pipes and earth rods are for securely bonding to the ground. The earth wire is connected to the rod by means of an earth rod clamp


Extension Leads Reels and Cassettes

Electrical Extension Leads Reels and Cassettes

Extensions with varying numbers of socket outlets which may be housed in a reel or cassette.Extension leads are a simple means of providing temporary power points where they are needed for carrying out diy and home improvement projects. For use with power tools and equipment - ensure that the rating is suitable for the appliance and that reels are fully extended before use to prevent overheating.


Fire Cable

Electrical Fire Cable

Varying sizes and ratings of fire cable including low smoke and fume types.These cables are designed to be resistant to fire and may also be rated as being "low smoke and fume". Generally for specialist applications where potential fire risk needs to be taken into consideration to meet electrical regulations.


Flex

Electrical Flex

Flexible cable or flex for different applications. Each with a specific maximum rating and may be 2 or 3 core.Flex is used for connecting electrical items such as lamps as well as for appliances such as power tools. The number of cores will be specified and requirement for an earth conductor will depend on the particular appliance.


Garage and Gate Openers

Electrical Garage and Gate Openers

Specialist openers for both garage doors and garden gates where automated operation is required.These devices will have a specified pulling force and a drive mechanism for opening various types of garage door. Check suitability for your particular requirement. They are often relatively quiet in operation and can also be operated remotely by means of a remote control unit.


Heat Resistant Flex

Electrical Heat Resistant Flex

3 to 5 core heat resisting flexible cables more commonly known as flex.Usually PVC sheathed, these flexes are designed to cope with electrical appliance connections where heat is a factor. These may include connection of night storage heaters and immersion heaters where heat may damage ordinary flex.


Industrial

Electrical Industrial

Electrical components and connectors for industrial application rather than domestic.This section includes sockets and connectors for use with 110 volt appliances such as those generally used on building sites where the lower voltage is used. Often stronger and more resilient to damage.


Junction Boxes

Electrical Junction Boxes

Junction boxes with varying numbers of terminal connectors and of differing ratings.Junction boxes are used to connect cables together in such as way as to be safe and protected from possible damage. The number of terminals will determine the connections. On some junction boxes, the number of entry points for the cable can be changed by rotating the top.


LSF Cable and Flex

Electrical LSF Cable and Flex

Specialist Low Smoke and Fume cables.These cables have special sleeving which is designed to minimise smoke and fume dangers in the event of a fire. Also referred to as LS0H ( Low Smoke Zero Halogen) such cables reduce the amount of poisonous combustion fumes.


MCBs

Electrical MCBs

Miniature Circuit Breakers classified by their rating.MBCs are used to protect circuits by switching off in the event of a fault - either shorting out or where the circuit becomes overloaded. They are superior to old fuses and can readily be reset once the fault has been corrected.


Meter Tails

Electrical Meter Tails

Meter tails of various sizes and ratings.Meter tails are cables used for the connection between the electricity meter and the consumer unit (sometimes talked about as the fuse board) They are PVC sheathed and colour coded either brown or blue for denoting live and neutral conductors.


Mounting Boxes

Electrical Mounting Boxes

Mounting boxes or pattresses for electrical switches and sockets.May be metal or plastic depending upon application. These boxes are used to house light switches, socket outlets, fused connection units and the like. Plastic ones may be of the flush or recessed type and the "gang" refers to the number of switches / sockets it can accommodate. They usually have an adjustable lug allowing for minor alignment adjustment.


Plugs and Fuses

Electrical Plugs and Fuses

Electrical appliance plugs, plug fuses and various adaptors plus sockets for making extension leads.Plugs - generally fused - are used to connect the flex from an appliance via a socket outlet to the mains supply. The replaceable fuse mounted inside the plug protects in the event of overloading or shorting out. Fuses are rated in amps showing the maximum current they will allow to pass


Power Inverters

Electrical Power Inverters

Electrical power inverters of various ratings.These electrical inverters convert DC (Direct Current) to AC (Alternating Current) allowing power supplies such as car cigarette lighter sockets to be used to charge power tool batteries, mobiles, laptops etc and operate other mains equipment from a DC battery power source


RCDs

Electrical RCDs

RCD or Residual Current Device and sockets with built in RCD protection.RCD devices give added protection from the risk of electric shock. The device will very quickly interrupt the supply if the current is not balanced between conductors. This may be triggered, for example, by a person touching a live part.


Sleeving

Electrical Sleeving

Colour coded electrical conductor sleeving sold in differing lengths and diameters.Sleeving is used to protect bare conductors - for example earth conductors where they connect to switches and sockets. The sleeving will be colour coded and the correct one should be used to identify the wire. Covering exposed wire is essential to avoid the risk of electric shock and shorting of a circuit.


Solar

Electrical Solar

Solar panels, solar kits, and devices for harnessing solar energy.Solar panels mounted on roof elevations may be used to trap heat from the sun and pass this to water flowing within the panels thereby providing a natural heat source and reducing your CO2 emissions.


Speaker Cable

Electrical Speaker Cable

Speaker cable and accessories for hi-fi applications.High quality speaker wires are used for connecting speakers to a stereo or home cinema system. The better quality speaker wires reduce interference for optimum sound quality and performance


SWA Cable

Electrical SWA Cable

SWA cable (Steel Wire Armoured) with varying ratings and numbers of conductors or cores.These highly resistant and protective SWA or Armoured cables comprise conductors which are individually sheathed then the whole is wrapped in steel wire followed by a final outer sheath. They are most commonly used outside where mechanical protection is needed for electrical circuits and can be buried in the ground


Switches and Sockets Black

Electrical Switches and Sockets Black

A range of black electrical switches sockets and other fittings.Switches used for the control of lighting and other appliances as well as socket outlets which allow for removable connection of appliances and devices. This section includes switches and sockets made of black materials designed to compliment room decor and finishes


Switches and Sockets Brass

Electrical Switches and Sockets Brass

A range of brass electrical switches sockets and other fittings.Switches used for the control of lighting and other appliances as well as socket outlets which allow for removable connection of appliances and devices. This section includes switches and sockets made of brass and brass like materials designed to compliment room decor and finishes


Switches and Sockets Chrome

Electrical Switches and Sockets Chrome

A range of chrome electrical switches sockets and other fittings.Switches used for the control of lighting and other appliances as well as socket outlets which allow for removable connection of appliances and devices. This section includes switches and sockets made of chrome and chrome like materials designed to compliment room decor and finishes


Switches and Sockets Metal Clad

Electrical Switches and Sockets Metal Clad

A range of metal clad switches sockets and other fittings.Switches used for the control of lighting and other appliances as well as socket outlets which allow for removable connection of appliances and devices. This section includes switches and sockets of metal clad design which are durable and protective as well as being corrosion resistant


Switches and Sockets Metal Grid

Electrical Switches and Sockets Metal Grid

A range of metal grid type switches sockets and other fittings.Switches used for the control of lighting and other appliances as well as socket outlets which allow for removable connection of appliances and devices. This section includes switches and sockets of metal grid type which comprise switch modules mounted in a grid housing and separate face plates fitted over


Switches and Sockets Stainless Steel

Electrical Switches and Sockets Stainless Steel

A range of stainless steel or SS electrical switches sockets and other fittings.Switches used for the control of lighting and other appliances as well as socket outlets which allow for removable connection of appliances and devices. This section includes switches and sockets made of stainless steel and SS like materials designed to compliment room decor and finishes


Switches and Sockets Weatherproof

Electrical Switches and Sockets Weatherproof

A range outdoor weatherproof electrical switches sockets and other fittings.Switches used for the control of lighting and other appliances as well as socket outlets which allow for removable connection of appliances and devices. This section includes switches and sockets designed for installation outdoors. They are very versatile, durable and able to resist moisture


Switches Sockets and Lampholders

Electrical Switches Sockets and Lampholders

A range of white plastic moulded and standard switches sockets and other fittings.Switches used for the control of lighting and other appliances as well as socket outlets which allow for removable connection of appliances and devices. This section includes switches and sockets as well as pendant lamp holders and other electrical fittings


Telephone

Electrical Telephone

Phone sockets, accessories and fittings related to telephone installations. These sockets, leads and connectors are designed to connect telephone lines around the home - whether it be an additional phone point or a double telephone adaptor


Television

Electrical Television

Aerial masts, FM masts and all other television and radio accessories fittings and connections including scart boxes, aerial splitters and boosters.These leads, connectors and tv devices are designed to enable connection of aerial signals throughout the home as well as provide reception enhancement. From jacks to switch boxes and ports to Type F plugs you should find all your TV and radio items here


Three Phase

Electrical Three Phase

Three Phase electrical connections fittings and devices.These items are specifically designed for three phase wiring.


Timers

Electrical Timers

Mechanical timers and digital timers plus related accessories.Timers provide a means for switching appliances and devices on or off at set times or intervals. Simple mechanical devices can be relatively inexpensive options. More complex digital timers can offer more extensive programming and control. Most commonly used to switch house lights on and off but specific application models are also made for controlling immersions etc.


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