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UV Resistant Cables to Beat the Heat

UV and Weather-Resistant Cables

Cables.com offers network cables and extension cords manufactured specifically for use outdoors no matter what the weather is like.

by Vikas Dayal • April 18, 2024

Cat5e / Cat6 Cables, Fiber Optic Cables, Network Patch Cables, Network Patch Cords, Power Cables, Power Cords


Is it safe to run your cables outside? Most extension cables and network patch cords are built for indoor use only, and extreme weather can cause serious damage. Cables.com offers network cables and extension cords manufactured specifically for use outdoors no matter what the weather is like.

Temperatures are rising, and it's the time of year for outdoor activities like camping, swimming, and enjoying time in the sun. But can your cables handle the increase in wear and tear brought on by the summer months? 

When deciding on what specific cabling is necessary for your project, there is more to consider than voltage, connection type, and cable length. You need to consider the environment in which a cable will be used as well. If your cables will be exposed to a great deal of direct sunlight and moisture from summer storms, it's essential to purchase the right outdoor cables for your installation. 

Cables.com's Datacomm outdoor cables are built to withstand exposure to the elements. Let's highlight some of the cables built especially for outdoor installment.

Outdoor Power Cables

Whether you’re operating your power tools for some overdue landscaping out in the front yard or putting in some work on that old boat on the dock, it’s important to be using the right power cord. It's important to keep in mind that most store-bought extension cords are intended only for use inside the home, and that extensive exposure to the elements can contribute more wear and tear on your cables than they're able to handle. A proper outdoor extension cable is essential if you intend to get the most out of your devices outside - and for staying safe besides, reducing the odds of fire or electrocution that could result from a damaged cable. After all, water and electricity don't play well together!

Our outdoor-rated SJTW power cord is meant for running in your backyard or outside your office building. Connect your devices to your power source without any worry!

Black Power Cord Extension Cable Outdoor Rated SJTW - shop cables.com.

Outdoor Network Cables

A good network patch cable for use outdoors needs to meet a few requirements: it should be rugged enough to resist extreme weather and interference from pets without compromising the strength or speed of your connection. Cables.com stocks Datacomm cables that can tick off all those boxes. You can find our Category 5e, Cat6, and Cat6A outdoor cables at competitive prices in a variety of configurations based on your needs, with the additional option of creating a custom cable order if necessary.

But let's start by taking a look at what you can purchase directly from our online catalog. Category 6 ethernet cables are considered today's standard for data network installations, and we can offer excellent outdoor cat6 shielded ethernet cables for burial. These cables are available from between 25 and 450 in length, and their quality-built HPDE jackets are superior to PVC, which makes them more likely to survive exposure to the elements for many years regardless of where they're installed. These outdoor ethernet cords are manufactured here in the US with RJ45 connectors and 550 Mhz rated copper wire. They're also animal and rodent resistant, so they should be safe from damage from any burrowing, gnawing pests like rodents. 

White Outdoor UV Resistant Waterproof Shielded Direct Burial Ethernet Cable - shop cables.com.

These 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 amongst the complete line of fiber optic cable products that Cables.com currently offers. We currently offer these Outdoor Rated Fiber Optic Cables from 10 meters to 300 meters. Please reach out to us for custom cable sizes if you don't find exactly what you're looking for available here! We'd love to work with you.

LC to LC OM3 Direct Burial Duplex Multimode Fiber Cable - Shop Cables.com.

Any Questions?

Don't hesitate to hesitate to Contact Us or email us at sales@cables.com! Many of our cables can be ordered in custom colors, lengths, and configurations tailored to your specifications. We can also offer bulk pricing if you're looking to order a large amount of cables.

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