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Fiber Optic Cable for Outdoor Installations

Outdoor Fiber Optic Cable at Cables.com

Optical Fiber Cable for outdoor installation.

by Vikas Dayal • April 30, 2024

Fiber Optic Cables, New York Cable Company, NY Cable Company, Outdoor Cables


When you're shopping for an outdoor cable, you want something reliable to stand the elements without sacrificing connectivity. Depending on the size and build of your work space, installing your fiber optic cables outdoors might be the right space-saving solution for you.

Is it safe to run your cables outside? Most extension cables and network patch cords are built for indoor use only. Attempting to use them outdoors can result to damaged cords or devices in the best case, and personal injury in the worst. Make sure you're purchasing watertight and weather resistant cables if you plan to install them outdoors.

What Are Fiber Optic Cables?

Fiber optic cable technology works by transmitting data through pulses of light traveling to and from your device across glass filaments at the speed of light. The word "fiber" here refers to the many superfine glass or plastic filaments contained within the cable jacket, whereas other types of cable would typically contain traditional copper instead. These glass or plastic cores consist of a flexible, transparent fiber drawn to a diameter that's even more fine than a single strand of human hair.

There are two different types of fiber optic cords - multi mode fiber, and single mode fiberSingle mode fiber optic network patch cables can provide you with virtually unlimited bandwidth. They have a smaller core than multi mode cables, resulting in smaller loss. This lower insertion loss comes with the added perk of a longer life cycle, and more besides. Meanwhile, multi mode fiber optic cords are better at handling a heavier load than single mode cables, especially where a complex data network is involved. 

But can these cables be installed outdoors?

Fiber Optic Cables for Outdoor Installation

Cables.com stocks a variety of fiber optic cables and accessories, including single mode OS2 patch cables available in standard yellow jackets as well as multi mode 10 GB OM3 and 40 GB OM4 aqua jacket cables. You can also purchase fiber optic couplers, fiber optic cable enclosures, and MTP/MPO cables. Though these cables all serve different purposes and can be found in multiple configurations, you will always have the option or purchasing them in custom colors or in bulk.

Our Outdoor Rated Fiber Optic Cables (sometimes spelled "fibre optic," or referred to as "optical fiber") come in singlemode or multimode fiber optic types like our LC to LC OM3 Fiber Optic Cable for Direct Burial, and are among the complete line of fiber optic cable products that Cables.com currently offers.

Outdoor Multimode Fiber Optic Cable - Shop Cables.com.

If it's a single mode cable you're in the market for, Cables.com has you covered! You can purchase our LC to LC OS2 Singlemode Direct Burial Duplex Fiber Cable, rated for easy outdoor installation.

Outdoor Singlemode Fiber Optic Cable - shop cables.com.

We currently offer these Outdoor Rated Fiber Optic Cables from 10 meters to 300 meters. 

Buy Your Outdoor Fiber Optic Cables at Cables.com

If you're looking for outdoor cables, we want you to find what you need at Cables.com.

Our staff are always ready to work with the customer. You can reach us by phone at 1-800-372-3725, or at 631-617-5190 if you're located in New York state. We offer free shipping for most orders over $99 and same-day shipping for in-stock items if ordered by 2 PM EST. 

Can't locate the right cable for you on our online catalog? Please Contact us about preparing a custom cable for you, and consider buying in bulk to save! We look forward to working with you.   

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