Cat5e Shielded Solid Direct Burial PE Cable - Black - Per FT
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Cat5e Shielded Solid Direct Burial PE Cable - Black - Per FT

Part no. 85-500-250 BK

24 AWG | 350 MHz | RoHS Compliant | UL Listed | CMX Rated | For Burial Installation

(7 reviews)
Quantity Discount Pricing
1-49 50-499 500-749 750-999 1000+
$0.44 $0.30 $0.28 $0.26 $0.20
Quantity Discount Pricing
1 - 49 50 - 499 500 - 749 750 - 999 1000+
$0.44 $0.30 $0.28 $0.26 $0.20

Direct Burial Solid Shielded Cat5e is used for applications that require the cable to be outdoors or in direct sunlight. Direct burial Shielded Cat5e is made with a polyethylene (PE) to protect the cable from water, and extreme temperatures.  Internally an overall foil shield protects the cable from electromagnetic or radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI). Four color-striped pairs make it easy to install and reduces alien crosstalk. This cable is sold by the foot, order just what you need. Solid Cat5e is commonly terminated to an RJ45 connector, jack, or patch panel.


  • Jacket LSZH (UV) Indoor/Outdoor
  • Overall Foil Shield
  • Shielded
  • Direct Burial
  • Water Blocking Tape
  • 24 AWG Stranded Bare Copper Conductors
  • Tested to 350 MHz
  • Meets Cat5e Standards
  • RoHS Complaint
  • UL Listed
  • CMX Rated
  • Max Continuous Length: 1000 FT

Please note: All products that are bought per foot are non-returnable.

Any amount of cable you order above the maximum continuous length of 1000 FT will be sent in separate pieces.

Features & Specs
Cable Type The type of cable described? Cat5e Solid Outdoor
Conductor Material The type of material used in the conductor of the cable?? Solid Bare Copper (BC)
Conductor Size Gauge of center conductor? 24AWG
Twisted Pairs Total number of twisted pairs in the cable?? 4 Pair
Shielded Does this cable have any shielding? Yes
Bandwidth Rating Bandwidth that the cable will support ? 350Mhz
Jacket Material The type of material used in the jacket of the cable? LSZH (UV)
Cable Diameter Diameter in inches of cable? .23 inch
Cable Rating NEC rating this cable has? CMX
RoHS Complaint Is this cable RoHS complaint Status? Yes
REVIEW SUMMARY for Cat5e Shielded Solid Direct Burial PE Cable - Black - Per FT
5.0 (based on 7 reviews)
  • Excellent Cable

    Reviewed by:

    From: Alabama

    2/24/2016    #21027

    PROS: The product works really well; On time
    CONS: None specified
    Excellent quality cable, worked perfectly for my installation. A great value too.
  • Quick and Easy

    Reviewed by:

    From: Vienna VA

    4/28/2014    #10168

    PROS: Quick delivery
    CONS: None
    I needed weather resistant cat 5 shielded cable for an installation to an outdoor sign. Having purchased from show me cables before I knew I would get what I needed quick and hassle free. Went online, ordered and it was at my door step a few days later. Quick and easy best describes my experience. Thanks show me cables.
  • Good job

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    From: Sturbridge, MA

    10/24/2013    #1729

    PROS: delivery on time; great customer service
    CONS: UPS delivered to the wrong address
    Great job helping with UPS.
  • Product is excellent!

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    From: Washington Town

    9/20/2013    #1641

    PROS: None specified
    CONS: None specified
    My deck is located appr. 50ft away from my home with a large garage located between the deck and house. The wifi signal from my router would just barely reach my deck and sometimes didn't work at all. I used this outdoor Cat5 cable to run a Wireless Access Point off of my router. Though it says you can direct bury it in the ground I chose to place it in conduit to further protect it. The produc
  • as advertised, works great

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    From: AZ

    6/4/2013    #1295

    PROS: None specified
    CONS: None specified
    Used for RS-485 cable run from outdoor pool controller to inside. No conduit needed as this cable has a protective inner jacket as well as outer. That saved time.
  • Better than advertised

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    From: Weatherford, Te

    3/31/2013    #1113

    PROS: None specified
    CONS: None specified
    Good In Harsh Rf Environment - Used as Network Feed Dish near High Power Antennas. Good Price Compared To Competitors.
  • When enough is enough

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    From: Colton CA

    1/29/2013    #893

    PROS: None specified
    CONS: None specified
    Great product for what I needed it for. Most places sell 1000 ft spools, only needed 100 ft, so I was very pleased. Had to replace DSL lines in my house because original lines weren't compatible with new DSL service... the new lines work great, haven't had any problems since.

Q: What is the maximum length for a Cat5e cable?

A: The maximum length for a Cat5e cable run is 100 meters (328 feet). If longer runs are required, the use of active hardware such as a repeater or switch is necessary.

Q: What is the difference between solid and stranded cable?

A: Solid Cat5e is a 4-pair cable. Within each of the 8 individual wires there is a solid piece of wire covered by a PVC jacket. Because of the solid core of these cables they will be more rigid than stranded cable, but can carry a stronger signal than stranded wire. Solid cable also has the ability to be punched down in to jacks, patch panels, and 66 blocks.

Stranded Cat5e is a 4-pair cable as well. Within each of the 8 individual wires there are multiple tiny stands of smaller gauge wire that are held together by a PVC jacket. Because this cable is made with smaller strands of cable it is more flexible than solid core wire. Stranded Cat5e is typically use for short patch cables. Stranded wire cannot be punched down.

Q: What is shielded Cat5e cable?

A: Shielded Cat5e cable is used for increased protection from interference and crosstalk. It is typically used in electrical noisy environments. Common sources of interference are radio towers, high-powered electrical conduit, fluorescent lighting, or any other device emitting electro-magnetic or radio frequency signals.

Q: What’s the difference between the UL and ETL listed Marks?

A: Both marks demonstrate that the product that bears it has met the minimum requirements of widely accepted product safety standards as determined through the independent testing of a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). The only real difference between the Marks is in the service, and services, of the testing laboratory behind them.

Both the ETL and UL Listed Marks are recognized by local inspectors and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) throughout North America and also in some areas of South America.

Q: What is a flooded cable?

A: Flooded Cat5e cable uses a water blocking gel to protect the cable from water infiltration, even if the cable has a minor cut in the outer jacket. Flooded cable is typically used for direct burial outdoor applications.

Q: Will our Cat5e cable support Power over Ethernet (POE)?

A: Yes, all of our Cat5e will support Power over Ethernet.

Q: What does plenum rated mean?

A: Plenum (CMP) is a rating that is given to cables that have passed a stringent burn test and are able to be run through plenum air spaces. Plenum air spaces include drop ceilings and non-ducted HVAC air returns.

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