[lug] Outdoor rated Cat5e STRANDED

Quentin Hartman qhartman at gmail.com
Mon Sep 28 11:41:41 MDT 2015

Most of the things you say you don't want in the cable are what make it
outdoor rated, so what is your application? If you're just installing
outside but not in ground contact (like on the outside of a house or
something) hitting it with some exterior spray paint will give you the UV
protection for a tiny fraction of the cost. It will also let you match the
cable to the building better and improve aesthetics. If you're doing
something else with it, the other features are probably a good idea and
would be worth the hassle of dealing with them to get a reliable


On Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 11:09 AM, Gary Hodges - NOAA Affiliate <
gary.hodges at noaa.gov> wrote:

> On 09/28/2015 11:04 AM, Zan Lynx wrote:
>> On 09/28/2015 10:25 AM, Gary Hodges - NOAA Affiliate wrote:
>>> Does anyone know of a supplier, or if it even exists, for outdoor rated
>>> Cat5e (or Cat5 or Cat6) STRANDED bulk cable?  I would prefer regular
>>> cable, i.e. not gel filled, shielded, drain, direct bury rated, etc,
>>> just with a UV/Outdoor rated jacket.  Gel filled etc might be acceptable
>>> if the conductors are stranded.
>> Some Google searches found the following:
>> http://www.l-com.com/ethernet-category-5e-sf-utp-cmx-outdoor-rated-tpe-26-awg-4-pair-stranded-conductor-black-1kft
>> Now, if that's what you wanted or not, at least it shows that it exists.
> I was on that site earlier and must have overlooked it. That particular
> double-shielded. Thank you.
> Gary
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