Outdoor Network Cables Samples

We are noticing a huge increase in poor quality or downright falsely advertised CCA type network cables on the online marketplaces, CCA (Copper Clad/Coated Aluminium) is not to the CAT anything standard and certainly not Cat5e, Cat6 or Cat6a or the sometimes laughably advertised Cat6E (the doesn't even exist) standard.

Our external grade outdoor network cables have and will always be made with pure copper core cable, colour coded to spec with the correct twist rate to eject interference for long runs and reliable data transfer.
We only ever use well known high quality brands and test each and every terminated cable before despatch.


We also appreciate that it not easy to judge the quality of the external network cable you intend to purchased just from the listing and pictures and are happy to provide samples of cable free of charge to judge the material quality for yourself before hopefully making a purchase from us, we are very proud of our products and service and do not need to hide it.

The cable samples will be around 10cm long each and be un-terminated, postage will be free of charge to the UK.

Just drop us an email to cables-samples@faculty-x.net with your name & address for posting and which cable types you are interest in receiving a sample for, we have listed them below for you so you can just cut and paste the ones of interest. Pictures of each are here.

Cat5e Outdoor PE Sheath

BT XCM90 Cat5e Solid 100% Copper UTP
4 twisted pair solid copper conductors with Polyethylene weather/corrosion resistant outer sheath in UV stable black PE.

  • Conforms to the Category 5 (CAT5e) standards
  • Black (RAL9017) PE outer sheath.
  • Solid annealed copper conductor, HDPE insulation.
  • Complies with ISO/IEC11801 2nd edition standards.
  • Outside Diameter 5.5mm +/- 0.5mm

cat5e Outdoor Dual Sheath
Matrix Dual Sheath Duct grade cat5e
Inner sheath grey PVC, outer sheath UV & waterproof PE

  • UL/CSA Listed CM, CMR , CMP
  • Verified to ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-C.2 Category 5e
  • ISO/IEC-11801 edition 2.2
  • NEMA WC 63.1
  • Cable is Solid Copper AWG24 UTP
  • Outside Diameter 6mm +/- 0.5mm

Cat5e Outdoor shielded
Cat5e F/UTP 24AWG Solid Copper PE External UV Weatherproof 4 Pair Network cable.

  • Application: Outdoor Network cable
  • 4 pair FTP (shielded Twisted Pair)
  • Aluminium Foil shield 
  • 0.51mm Solid Copper conductors, 24AWG 
  • HDPE Polyethylene Insulation 1.0mm
  • PE Polyethylene Sheath 'Duct Grade'
  • Sheath colour : BLACK
  • Jacket overall diameter 5.5 mm
  • EIA/TIA 568A/B compliant
  • Outside Diameter 6.5mm +/- 0.5mm

Cat5e outdoor braided
External Industrial Grade, Matrix SF/UTP.
4 pair SF/UTP cat5e 200MHz stranded cable with overall foil + overall braid shielded with black PVC outer sheath, LSZH inner, for external use.
Verified to ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-C.2 Category 5e, IEC 332-1, UL/CSA Listed CM, NEMA WC 63.1.

  • Conductor type: Stranded – Bare copper
  • Insulation: PE solid – diameter 0.86mm
  • Filler: 4.5*0.2mm
  • Inner Jacket: White LSZH (1 at 100 MHz) Ω100±5, thickness:0.45mm, external diameter:
  • 5.0mm±0.2mm 5. Shielding 1: Aluminium/polyester
  • Shielding 2:Tinned copper
  • Outer Jacket: Black PVC, thickness: 0.55mm
  • Outside diameter: 6.8mm +/- 0.5mm

Cat6 Outdoor PE Sheath
BT XCM90 CAT6 Solid 100% Copper UTP with PE black UV and weatherproof sheath

  • Conforms to the Category 6 (CAT6) standards.
  • Black (RAL9017) PE outer sheath.
  • Solid copper conductor, HDPE insulation.
  • Complies with ISO/IEC11801 2nd edition standards.
  • Outside Diameter 6mm +/- 0.5mm

cat6 Outdoor Dual Sheath
Matrix Dual Sheath, duct grade Inner core grey PVC, out sheath UV & Waterproof PE

  • Solid Copper UTP
  • Manufacturer: Matrix External verified cable ANSI/TIA-568-C.2,EN50173-1.
  • ETL and 3P compliant to ISO/IEC11801-2.2
  • CE Verified
  • Outside Diameter 7mm +/- 0.5mm

Cat6 Outdoor Shielded
Cat6 F/UTP Solid Copper PE External UV Weatherproof 4 Pair Network cable with copper shield wire and aluminium foil

  • 4 pair Solid Copper conductors.
  • 23AWG, 0.51mm cores
  • FTP Aluminium Foil screened Twisted Pairs
  • HDPE Polyethylene Insulation 1.0mm
  • Central Spline to prevent Cross Talk
  • PE Polyethylene Sheath 6.3mm
  • Sheath colour : BLACK
  • Duct Grade-weather & corrosion resistant
  • ANSI/TIA 568C compliant
  • Outside Diameter 7.5mm +/- 0.5mm

Cat6a Outdoor Shielded
Premium Cat6a FTP Solid Copper PE External UV Weatherproof 4 Pair Network cable with shield wire and aluminium foil

External Outdoor Duct Grade Cat6a FTP Shielded Cable with PE Sheath
ISO 11801EIA/TIA 568A compliant.
Suitable for 10 Gigabit Applications.
  • 4 pair Solid Copper conductors.
  • FTP Aluminium Foil screened Twisted Pairs
  • PE Polyethylene Insulation 1.0mm
  • PE Polyethylene Sheath 7.3mm
  • Sheath colour : BLACK
  • Weather, UV & corrosion resistant
  • Outside Diameter 7.5mm +/- 0.5mm

 

 

Outdoor Network Cabling
Cat5e Outdoor Cables

Cat5e Outdoor Cables

Terminated & tested to RJ45 Plugs
2m to 95 metre options

Cat.6 Outdoor Cables

Cat.6 Outdoor Cables

Terminated & tested to RJ45 Plugs
2m to 95 metre options

Cat6a Outdoor Cables

Cat6a Outdoor Cables

Terminated & tested to RJ45 Plugs
2m to 95 metre options

D.I.Y. Cable Supplies

D.I.Y. Cable Supplies

Plugs, Boots, Crimping Tools, Testers and Strippers.