What is Outdoor Ethernet Cable

What is outdoor Ethernet cables

An outdoor Ethernet cable is a type of network cable designed to be used in outdoor environments. These cables are made with materials that are resistant to weather, moisture, and UV radiation, making them suitable for use in a wide range of weather conditions. Outdoor Ethernet cables are used to connect devices to a local area network (LAN) or to the internet, and they come in a variety of lengths, speeds, and types.

Why need outdoor Ethernet Cables

Outdoor Ethernet cables are designed to withstand harsh outdoor environments and provide reliable network connectivity for outdoor applications. While standard Ethernet cables can be used for indoor applications, they are not designed to withstand exposure to the elements, such as extreme temperatures, rain, and UV radiation. Outdoor Ethernet cables with PE Jacket that are resistant to moisture, UV radiation, and other environmental factors, which ensures that they can withstand exposure to the elements and last for a long time.

Some common outdoor applications for Ethernet cables include connecting network devices in outdoor areas such as parking lots, campuses, and industrial sites. For example, outdoor Ethernet cables can be used to connect security cameras or wireless access points to a network. Additionally, outdoor Ethernet cables can be used to extend a network connection to remote locations, such as outdoor kiosks or digital signage.

Overall, the use of outdoor Ethernet cables ensures reliable network connectivity and high-speed data transmission for outdoor applications, even in harsh environments.

The difference between outdoor and indoor ethernet cable

 Indoor Ethernet cables and outdoor Ethernet cables are designed for different environments and applications, and they differ in several key ways:

  1. Jacket Material: The most significant difference between indoor and outdoor Ethernet cables is the jacket material. Indoor Ethernet cables typically have a PVC  jacket. While, outdoor Ethernet cables are designed with a more robust jacket material, such as PE, which can withstand exposure to the elements, including UV radiation, water, and extreme temperatures.
  2. Water Resistance: Indoor Ethernet cables are not typically designed to be water-resistant, whereas outdoor Ethernet cables, also call waterproof cable, are designed to withstand exposure to water and moisture. Outdoor Ethernet cables sometimes have a water-blocking gel or tape that prevents water from penetrating the cable and causing damage.
  3. Temperature Resistance: Outdoor Ethernet cables are designed to withstand extreme temperatures, both high and low. In contrast, indoor Ethernet cables are typically designed for use in a temperature-controlled environment and may not be able to withstand extreme temperature fluctuations.
  4. UV Resistance: Outdoor Ethernet cables are designed to withstand exposure to UV radiation from the sun, which can cause the jacket material to degrade over time. The PE Jacket of outdoor Ethernet cables is UV resistant to prevent degradation and maintain the cable’s integrity over time.
  5. Conductor Protection: Outdoor Ethernet cables often have additional conductor protection to prevent damage from environmental factors such as moisture, dust, and debris. This protection can include a foil shield, braid shield, or armored casing.

 The Construction of Outdoor Ethernet Cable

 Outdoor Ethernet cables can come in different jacket configurations depending on the manufacturer and the specific application requirements. Some outdoor Ethernet cables feature a single PE jacket, which provides protection against water, moisture, and UV radiation. Other outdoor Ethernet cables may have a double jacket configuration, consisting of a PVC  inner jacket and a PE outer jacket. The PVC inner jacket provides additional mechanical strength and protection against physical damage, while the PE outer jacket provides protection against the elements.

We Shenzhen Idealink Network Could supply different kinds of outdoor ethernet cable. including Cat5e, Cat6, and Cat6a,Cat7 with varying lengths and conductor configurations to meet your specific application requirements. Meanwhile, our cables also can be UTP, FTP, SFTP for protection against electromagnetic interference (EMI) and cross-talk. And the headroom for permlink fluke test is around 8DB.

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