Superior Essex EnduraGain OSP Armoured Cat 5e Cable, 305 m Reel

EnduraGain® OSP Armored is an extremely tough category 5e Ethernet cable designed to operate in a wide range of industrial environments. The outdoor-rated cable is fully weatherproof, resistant to oils, and protected by two PE jackets separated by a corrugated Copper-Clad Steel armouring.

The cable consists of four balanced twisted pairs surrounded by Superior Essex PFM™ gel that does not drip or flow, even in cell tower applications at elevated temperatures.

The jacketed core is covered with dry block and a corrugated, copper-clad steel armour providing exceptional Alien Crosstalk (AXT) performance. The outer jacket is an OSP-grade black polyethylene for superior sunlight and abrasion resistance. This armoured design is suitable for the following deployments: duct, underground conduit, tower, lashed aerial, direct burial or open trench.

Recommended Use

Superior's EnduraGain OSP Armoured cables are recommended by leading packet microwave radio vendors due to their extreme environmental handling and ability to be installed with direct burial in soil or concrete without the requirement for conduit, and hauled up communications towers without damage or dripping of waterproofing gel.


Physical Specification

Transmission Category
Cat 5e
Min. Bend Radius (Static) No Data
Weight 89 g/m
Operating Temperature -40 to 75 °C
LayerMaterialOuter Diameter
Waterproofing Gel
Polymer Fiber Matrix (PFM)
Inner Conductor
Solid Copper
8x 0.510 mm
Conductor Insulation
Inner Jacket
Polyethylene (PE)
Copper Clad Steel (CCS)
Outer Jacket
Polyethylene (PE)
9.100 mm

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About the Supplier

Superior Essex International LP manufactures a broad portfolio of wire and cable products and accessories, including premises copper and optical fiber cables, Outside Plant (OSP) copper and fiber cables, Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) cables and accessories that service the Enterprise, Commercial, Industrial, and Utility markets. Superior Essex practices a high level of environmental sustainability in our manufacturing processes by conducting operations in a safe and environmentally responsible manner and evaluating and measuring environmental performance.