[lug] Outdoor rated Cat5e STRANDED

Gary Hodges - NOAA Affiliate gary.hodges at noaa.gov
Mon Sep 28 12:24:14 MDT 2015

I work for NOAA and we operate some research sites around the U.S.  What 
I mostly need are essentially patch cables that will have exposed 
sections.  Some of my devices are mounted on the inside of enclosure 
doors, so I want stranded for the flexibility when opening and closing 
the doors.  The Belden 7930A has a minimum bend radius of 1", the 7924A 
bend radius is 2.5".  Some runs are in conduit and the 7924A has a 
slightly better pull rating.  I'm debating pros and cons of those two 
products now.  I can live with the goop some of the exterior products 
have, but I don't think it's necessary for my applications.


On 09/28/2015 11:41 AM, Quentin Hartman wrote:
> 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 installation.
> On Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 11:09 AM, Gary Hodges - NOAA Affiliate
> <gary.hodges at noaa.gov <mailto: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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