Leads Direct Ltd
Leads Direct specialises in the supply of leads and cables of all types – power, computer, monitor, midi, multicores, looms, guitar, microphone, hi-fi, telecoms and much more. We source, manufacture, distribute and service products for the Music, Video, and Computer Industries. In particular, we provide high quality Audio Leads in various formats – Looms, Stage Multicores, Studio Multicores, Guitar Leads, Midi Leads and so on.
Connecting leads and cables for Pro Audio, Music, Computers, AV, Home Cinema, Midi, Fibre Optic, Hi-Fi etc. are freely available. There is no minimum order value, and we can offer discount pricing for bulk purchases. Custom leads of all kinds can be made to order – if the components are available we can build the product!
Leads Direct is very proud to have been awarded the status of ‘Approved Trader’ under the Trading Standards approved Buy With Confidence scheme.
The Buy With Confidence scheme helps consumers to find approved traders who have agreed to provide high standards of customer service, including dealing promptly with any complaints. Any business can apply to join, and the list of approved traders runs from builders to wine merchants and from chauffeurs to upholsterers.
Approved traders are vetted before they join and agree to ensure that staff are properly trained for their work and respond promptly and correctly to customer complaints. In addition, Trading Standards will provide a mediation service if there is a dispute which cannot be resolved between the parties concerned.
Consumers can be certain that if they use an approved trader they have been thoroughly checked and have agreed to adhere to the highest professional standards.
There are now over 100 approved traders signed up to the East Sussex area scheme. Having originally started in Hampshire the Buy with Confidence scheme is rapidly being expanded right across the UK. Wherever you are in the UK there is likely to be a branch of the scheme not far from you, and more are being introduced all the time.
Leads Direct provides a wide range of technical literature for the benefit of our customers and other visitors to our websites.
This page is intended be the ‘jumping off point’ to pages that provide free information, descriptions, wiring diagrams and similar information on all sorts of leads, cables and wiring products. All this information is intended to be free of charge for the benefit of all our visitors, whether or not they are customers. This resource is regularly updated and new pages will be added as often as we are able.
If you are seeking information but cannot find it here, please get in touch and we will try to both answer your question and make sure that the information is made available through these pages for future reference.
Leads Direct makes great efforts to provide accurate and complete information. However, portions of the information contained in this website and any documents viewed on it or downloaded from it may be incorrect or not current. Any errors or omissions should be reported for investigation and correction. The information provided in any documents whether on our website or otherwise is provided “as is.” No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed, or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and freedom from computer virus, is given.
Leads Direct specialises in creating unusual and individually personalised leads for specialist applications.
Recording Studios, Television Studios, Live Performers, manufacturers, repairers, installers – even Jewellers and Trophy Makers… All these and many more have used custom leads at one time or another. We have made custom leads for a wide range of people and companies, ranging from The BBC for the Olympics and Para-Olympics, Virgin Media, UK Power Networks and the NHS just to name a few. Orders have ranged in size from 1,000's for major companies to 1 lead for your standard "Joe". We treat every order the same!
Key Benefits of Custom Leads:
You can choose any length of lead
You can choose any type of connectors
Mix and Match to suit your requirements – how about a loom with a mixture of Phono, Jack, XLR and Bantam connectors?
What you see is what you pay – No hidden charges or extras!
A fast turnaround is our speciality. Subject to component availability and current order levels Custom Leads can be manufactured, electronically tested and despatched to you within as little as 48 hours. A despatch date will be quoted when your order is confirmed.
Various delivery options are available, including postal delivery for small and light orders. See our Carriage information pages for more details.
Because each order is different, we have to quote individually for each lead. For a quotation please get in touch, email us, telephone our sales team on 0345 193 0615 (Lo-call local rate. multiple lines) or complete the Quotation Request form below and click the Submit Request button. An acknowledgement and quotation will be sent by return.
A range of UK power cables including UK to IEC C5, IEC C7, IEC C9, IEC C13, IEC C15, IEC C17, IEC C19, IEC C20, IEC C21 etc. IEC C13 leads are sometimes mistakenly called kettle leads, the “true” kettle lead is in fact the UK plug to IEC C15, this is the “hot conditioned” version of the IEC C13, these are now used extensively in recent HP servers and Cisco Kits.
For more information about UK mains wiring please take a look at our Mains Wiring page in our Technical Library. If you can’t find what you’re looking for feel free to Contact Us, we’re always happy to help!
We offer a large range of IEC 60320 compliant Mains Leads including IEC C5, IEC C7, IEC C13, IEC C14, IEC C15, IEC C19, IEC C20, IEC C21 etc. We also custom make these leads to any required length and specification and offer a range of coloured IEC cables, please get in touch for a quote.
For more information on IEC Connectors visit our page in our Technical Library. If you can’t find what you’re looking for feel free to Contact Us.
A range of European mains leads including Schuko, Euro, Italian, Swiss and Danish plugs. For more information on European mains voltages please take a look at our International Voltages page in our Technical Library. We can also custom make most european mains leads to any length and to your exact spec, give us a call and we'll see what we can do.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for feel free to Contact Us, we’re always happy to help!
A range of US, Japanese, South African, Indian, Brazilian etc international power cables. We also custom make these leads to any required length and specification and offer a range of coloured IEC cables, please get in touch for a quote.
For more information on International voltages please take a look at our International Voltages page in our Technical Library. If you can’t find what you’re looking for feel free to Contact Us, we’re always happy to help!
We supply and import a large range of Schuko and Euro extension cables, available in standard and non-standard configurations, we can also custom make most leads to any required length, please get in touch for more information.
A range of mains adaptors, including travel adaptors, converters, UK, Euro, Schuko, IEC and more, alternatively we might have what you’re looking for as a lead, visit our Mains leads and accessories page to check.
If you can’t see what you’re looking for or require further information please Contact Us and we'll either point you in the right direction or might be able to make an adaptor cable.
Leads Direct carries an extensive range of adaptors of all types, enabling the connection and conversion of compatible connections and signals for example allowing USB keyboards to be connected to PS/2 ports on older computers, or connecting a 5 pin DMX cable to a 3 pin DMX device, or connecting an XLR microphone cable to a jack input.
It is worth noting that many types of signal or data are completely incompatible and cannot be converted with any form of physical adaptor – most commonly asked about at the moment is the connection of SCART to HDMI which would require an analogue to digital converter and would be pointless because you would be connecting the worst possible analogue singles to the best possible digital input!
There are also partially compatible signals that can be successfully converted by interface or cable, but those will be located in the appropriate sections of the shop and not in with the physical adaptors in this section.
We have a wide range of Adaptors for audio, computers, HDMI, SCART, mains, USB etc. If there’s an adaptor then Leads Direct probably have it.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for please feel free to contact us on our Contact Us.
A range of connectors suitable for the DIY enthusiast wishing to make or repair their own leads and cables. These include Mains, BNC, Jack, RCA Phono, Speakon, XLR etc. If you can't find the connectors you're looking for then please let us know and we might be able to do a special order. We do have a range of connectors in stock that are yet to be put on the website so please get in touch.
Audio Visual leads and cables are, as the name suggests, used in Home Cinema, Satellite, DVD, Video and Audio environments, both digital and analogue. A selection from our range can be viewed in this category complete with detailed photographs of every product. For a quotation on any other leads, cables or associated products you may need but can’t find, please Contact Us
A range of leads and cables associated with in-car audio, including ISO to factory loom cables for huge range of vehicles.
ISO is an acronym for the International Standards Organisation who devised a standard connector for car stereo systems, and ‘factory loom cables’ are the bunches of wires and connectors installed in the vehicle at the factory. Unfortunately most manufacturers have their own proprietary connectors on their looms, and our range of ISO to factory loom cables allow you to fit new stereos of all makes into specific manufacturer’ looms usually without the need for any adjustment – just plug and play. For those with older vehicles or with damaged connections in their car there is also a range of standard ISO to bare end cables that can be fitted to any vehicle using standard quick splice connectors.
Also available are Aerial extensions, and more. If you can’t find what you’re looking for feel free to Contact Us.