Outdoor Cat5e cable Outdoor Cat5 and Cat6 Burial Cable
and weatherproof cable,
Aerial cable and outdoor or outside RG Coax cable are all constructed to withstand more then the
average indoor temperature and installation requirement. Outdoor cable is
constructed for outdoor and campus environment use including direct burial. Our structured direct burial cables include a water-blocking technology of either gel filled
("flooded") or water blocking tape. Both are for resisting moisture and the
effects it has on installations. Outdoor Cat5e cable and Outdoor Cat6 should not
be substituted with indoor or horizontal run cable.
Cable Jacket is the First Line of Defense
For sure electrical performance of cable is important and has it's place in the
scheme of installations. However, it is the
outer jacket that is the first line of defense during the transport,
installation, and lifetime performance of the cable. That is why choosing the
correct outer jacket and physical construction is essential to protecting and
extending the cable's lifetime performance. Because you are using direct burial with
or without conduit, cables are even more prone to damage. Things like cut and
nicks and abrasive damage are even more apparent and possible. Performance of
the cable can be further degraded from water infiltration and extreme
temperature which will degrade your system. SCP direct burial cables are tough and durable to withstand the rigors
of outdoor installation.
GEL or NO GEL that's the question?
What one should I use,
Gel filled or tape wrapped cable?
GEL FILLED OFFERS MAXIMUM MOISTURE PROTECTION!
Cat 5e or Cat6 Outdoor Direct Burial cable GEL FILLED cable.
This is the preferred cable for outdoor burial or campus
Gel filled cable offers the maximum protection from water and moisture
infiltration. The Gel itself provides a protective coating around the cable in
the jacket. It also prevents water and moisture from creeping up the cable, but
you do have to clean off the Gel when you terminate. That is probably the
biggest objection from installers. Although no mess no gel is ok, Gel is the best way to go
for a high degree of protection..
Gel Filled cable...
NO MESS - NO GEL or GEL the choice is yours.
No gel cable can provides the versatility you need for weather
specific applications with it's tape wrapped design.
and temperature are your enemy in outside installations. You should
only use outdoor cable when running cable out side. Also see the indoor outdoor