Outdoor Cable Outdoor Burial Cable
and Aerial Cable are all special designs.
They are made to be weather specific. Outdoor cable is
constructed for outdoor and campus environments including undergroun direct burial
and is unlike indoor cable. Our
Structured Direct Burial cable is solid annealed copper and includes 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 or Cat6 should not
be substituted with indoor or horizontal run cable.
Which one should I use, Gel filled or Tape Wrapped Cable?Cat 5e or Cat6 Outdoor Direct Burial cable GEL FILLED cable.
Gel filled offers maximum protection. This is the preferred cable for outdoor burial or campus environments. 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 offers the highest degree of moisture protection, so consider you options.