Looking for a 35ft Cat5e cable

dar124

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This is a bit of an odd question, but figured that someone here could help me with it.

I'm going to be setting up a POE network camera to watch my back / side yard, etc and I have to run a network cable to the camera. I did a rough measurement today (down the siding, along part of the foundation, into the basement and over to my switch) I came up with 25ft. But I'm thinking that it's really closer to 27ft - 28ft because of a couple things I couldn't take into consideration when measuring, like needing some extra for a drip loop up by the camera, the thickness of the foundation where the cable comes thru into the basement, some little jogs in how the cable will be run thru the basement, etc. So I think that 30ft would be cutting it too close. I'd really rather get a 35ft cable to be safe. And I'd prefer to get a pre-made cable to avoid any connectivity issues with cutting an installing my own ends. I usually get my cables from Monoprice, but their cables jump from 30ft to 50ft, and 50ft is way to long. I don't need 15ft of coiled up cable hanging by the switch in my basement!!!

So, after all that, I'm looking for suggestions for somewhere to get a good quality 35ft Cat5e cable. Thanks in advance.
 

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50' or roll your own. Inline coupling POE is a poor choice.
 

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If the cable will be exposed to the elements, then you should get outdoor grade UV resistant cable. I've seen too many sparkies running indoor cable outside to NIDs, and after a couple of years in the sun, the outdoor jacket becomes brittle and falls apart, leading to shorts and other cable issues.

http://www.deepsurplus.com/Network-...or-Direct-Burial-50ft-Solid-Patch-Cable-Black

better yet, get shielded CAT5 to give you some EMI/partial lightning protection. Make sure that one end is bonded to your bldg ground.
http://www.deepsurplus.com/Network-...l-Fully-Shielded-50ft-Solid-Patch-Cable-Black
 

dar124

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If the cable will be exposed to the elements, then you should get outdoor grade UV resistant cable. I've seen too many sparkies running indoor cable outside to NIDs, and after a couple of years in the sun, the outdoor jacket becomes brittle and falls apart, leading to shorts and other cable issues.

http://www.deepsurplus.com/Network-...or-Direct-Burial-50ft-Solid-Patch-Cable-Black

better yet, get shielded CAT5 to give you some EMI/partial lightning protection. Make sure that one end is bonded to your bldg ground.
http://www.deepsurplus.com/Network-...l-Fully-Shielded-50ft-Solid-Patch-Cable-Black

I was planning on removing the aluminum end caps on the siding and running the cable down that corner and re-installing the end caps. I wanted to hide the cable for security reasons and also for aesthetics. This is right back by our patio, so I didn't want to see the cable running down the side of the house.

So technically it'll be under the siding. Would "outdoor grade UV resistant cable" still be needed??
 

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Hmmm, I must have been looking on Monoprice under just the Cat5e section. Well that'll solve my problems a bit!!!

And I'd imagine that mixing this Cat6a cable in with my existing Cat5e cables run throughout the house wont affect anything??

It will not affect it in any way. Also, since you are running this outside, that particular cable that I linked to you is shielded.
 
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