SAFE-D Clips (F-Clip)

High temperature rated fire cable clips for use in plastic mini trunking for compliance with BS5839-1 “Methods of Cable Support”. Formerly known as the F-Clip the fire rated clips have now been re-branded as Safe-D clips with two additional sizes added to the range.

The two new sizes have been introduced in preparation for new wiring regulations which come into effect on 1st July 2015. The new amendments to BS7671 require all responsible persons (building design team and installers) to ensure that ALL types of cables in escape routes, including electrical power/switching, IT/data, fire/security alarm, emergency lighting, TV coaxial and any telecoms are no longer secured using plastic clips or plastic trunking alone without sufficient fire resisting (steel) fixings.

  • High-temperature rated Safe-D Clips can hold full-cable loads for 2 hours at 930°C (+40º -0º)
  • All Safe-D Clips are fully tested as BS5839 part 1 compliant by Exova Warrington Fire
  • Smooth, rounded edges protect soft-skin cables (and installers!)
  • Passivated non-corrosive coating on all faces & edges
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Product Overview

The widely used Safe-D clip range has been tested by Exova Warrington Fire, confirming compliance to BS5839 part 1 section 26.2e – resistance to fire with mechanical shock and resistance to fire with mechanical shock and water spray – both for 120 minutes. The tests confirmed that Safe-D clips, when containing Enhanced Fire Performance 1.5mm 2 core cables, and subjected to 930°C (+40 -0°C) for 120 minutes at a voltage of 500V rms, enabled the cables to maintain circuit integrity. This is the highest requirement any cable type is liable to ever need, thus more than sufficient for all other cable categories.

Safe-D Clips are manufactured from high temperature steel with a gold passivated finish that withstands mild corrosive elements – in ceiling voids for example. Once fastened directly onto the building structure or fixed within plastic trunking (from 25×16 to 50x50mm), pliable tabs on the Safe-D clip are easily folded to
secure two or more cables. Fixing time is at least halved as one Safe-D clip fits 2 or more cables compared to fixing one cable by each P-clip.

The clips also comply with BS5266 for installation of emergency lighting – especially in retrospective works that become necessary following reassessment of installations carried out to a previous version/standard.

Safe-D30 – 23mm base for popular 2 cable combinations. (2 x 2.5mm T&E, 2 x 1.5mm FP Cables)

Safe-D40 – Can fit 32-40mm trunking bases. Folds to max 20mm height.

Safe-D50 – Can fit up to 50mm trunking bases. Folds to max 30mm height.

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Downloads

The following downloads are available for this product:

Safe-D Clip Feature Benefit Factsheet
Safe-D Clip Flyer

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