[Novalug] Ethernet cable for outdoor use: UV protected

James Ewing Cottrell III jecottrell3@comcast.net
Thu Dec 22 23:02:57 EST 2016

How about some Sunscreen? But what will you do about Cosmic Rays?

OK, so your Red Cables get Bleached White. But SO WHAT?!?

UV rays can be Nasty, but they are Easy to Stop. Think about it...one 
layer of Cloth keeps you from getting Sunburnt. Don't you think the 
Plastic on the Cable will Protect the Wires Inside?

OK, so maybe the UV helps break down the plastic, but I'd thing that 
Temperature and Moisture Changes would do More Harm. Perhaps UV is just 
a Codeword for Climate Tough Construction.

I like the Garden Hose idea. Then there is that Flexible Plastic Tubing.

I knew two Orthodox Jews from Pikesville that ran a cable Across The 
Road thru a pair of Trees in their Yard. ISTR it being ThinNet.

But UV?!? Now I've heard Everything!


On 12/17/2016 9:17 AM, Jay Hart via Novalug wrote:
> The standard ethernet cable I had running from indoors to outside connected to the Verizon ONT
> failed.  I've got a temp cable installed but instead of running a standard ethernet cable (and
> putting in in a UV shielded but makeshift weather protected 'package') I'm thinking on
> incorporating UV protection and weather protection into the cable (so its comes as one packaged
> deal).
> Does this cable look adequate for use from a specification perspective?
> http://www.l-com.com/multimedia/datasheets/DS_CA5NF4-REEL.PDF
> I have some other options, here is a link:
> http://www.l-com.com/ethernet-cat5e-outdoor-ethernet-cable-uv-resistant-bulk-cable
> I would like 80 feet and run two cable, one operating cable and a spare, and have a few feet left
> over for anything else...
> Hopefully I'll get some comments back this weekend so I can place an order by 12 noon Monday.
> Thanks for your time,
> Jay
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