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Weather-Resistant Cables in Rain or Shine

Watertight and Weather-Resistant Cables

Make sure you're purchasing watertight and weather resistant cables if you plan to install them outdoors.

by Vikas Dayal • February 09, 2024

Power Cords, Power Cables, Outdoor Cables, Network Patch Cables, Network Patch Cords, Fiber Optic Cables, Cables on Demand, Cat5e / Cat6 Cables, Cable Suppliers


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.

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.

Watertight Extension Cables

Watertight power cord sets are available for use in virtually any situation where cords need to be connected to equipment that is outside or subject to wet conditions such as water leaks, rain, snow, and flooding. In some situations, such as outdoor lighting or agricultural irrigation an outlet is desired that isn't dependent on a building for protection from moisture. In other scenarios, simply running a power cord through damp soil or snow can cause damage to the cord. In either case, a watertight power cord provides peace of mind and an extra level of protection against moisture-related problems.

While leaving your extension cords unplugged out in the rain may not ruin them, the added wear and tear will render your extension cord unusable in only a short time. There’s also the risk of fire or electrocution if a wet cable is handled before the plug is allowed to dry. Whether you’re powering your hobby or your livelihood, it’s important to invest in safe, reliable cables like the ones you can find on Cables.com that are intended particularly for outdoor use.

An outdoor power cord like this L6-20 Watertight Extension Cable, for example, is rated for 20 amps and 250 volts. Manufactured explicitly for use outdoors, it's sure to hold up even in dire weather.

Yellow L6-20 Watertight Extension Cord - shop cables.com.

Water-Resistant Outdoor Network Cables

Outdoor Ethernet Cords

If you're looking to install a home or office data network, there's a good chance you might need to run cables outdoors. Our Outdoor Cat6 ethernet cables are shielded and built to withstand punishment from the elements. They're suitable for direct burial as needed. Due to their high quality, sturdy PVC jackets, you don't have to worry about water or UV damage to your cables. 

Category6 Outdoor UV Resistant Waterproof Shielded Direct Burial Ethernet Cable - shop cables.com.

Outdoor Fiber Optic Cables

Cables.com stocks a wide variety of cables suitable for outdoor use, and that includes our LC to LC OS2 Single mode fiber optic cables

These outdoor-rated fiber optic cords are manufactured to the same high standards as our regular optical fiber cables, which means you can rely on them to operate at high speeds regardless of the weather. They feature high quality duplex LC connectors on both ends, and are strong and excellent for any project. If you'd rather purchase an outdoor multi mode fiber optic cable instead, we stock those as well! 

LC to LC OS2 Singlemode Direct Burial Duplex Fiber Cable - shop cables.com.

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No matter what the project, Cables.com has the perfect watertight power cord for the job. Visit our website today to find the right cord for your needs. If our extensive catalog doesn't have just the right fit, we want you to find it! You have the option of requesting custom cables when you're working with Cables.com, built to your own specifications. Contact Us or email us at sales@cables.com to learn more!

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