trueCABLE Cat6 Direct Burial, Shielded FTP, 1000ft, Waterproof, Outdoor Rated CMX, Black, 23AWG Solid Bare Copper, 550MHz, PoE++

(7 customer reviews)


Connector Type RJ45
Cable Type CAT6
Compatible Devices Laptop, Television, Server, Personal Computer, Printer
Color Black

  • HIGH PERFORMANCE NETWORK CABLE. Our outdoor cat 6 lan cable is 23 AWG with 4 pairs (8 conductors). The overall aluminum (AL) foil shield helps eliminate cross-talk and prevents electromagnetic interference (EMI). Suitable for 1 and 5 Gigabit speed up to 328 feet and 10 Gigabit speed up to 165ft depending on the installation environment. Bandwidth tested up to 550 MHz. Supports PoE/PoE+/PoE++ (IEEE 802.3af/at/bt) 4PPoE up to 90W.
  • HASSLE FREE PACKAGING. 1000 feet (305 meters) has been packaged on a tangle free, easy pull reel/spool so you don’t have to worry about getting behind on your next job.
  • SOLID BARE COPPER CONDUCTORS. Pure bare copper produces a stronger signal along with better conductivity and flexibility when compared to copper clad aluminum (CCA).
  • DIRECT BURIAL RATED. UV resistant jacket designed to withstand sunlight, dirt, snow, and moisture. Rugged and durable for extreme environments. Bury directly in the ground or use in conduit.
  • ✓ CERTIFIED by trueCABLE. Our data cables have been tested with a Fluke DSX-8000 Versiv CableAnalyzer and are in compliance with ANSI/TIA 568.2-D standards, RoHS-3 compliant, and cETLus certified. Backed by our FOREVER WARRANTY. Compatibility & performance tested with trueCABLE RJ45 Connectors – B088KSVHYR.


Product Description

cat6 shielded utp direct burial ethernet cable solid copper etl listed fluke certified rohs 1000ft

cat5e vs cat6 vs cat6a

All-In-One Crimp and Termination Tool Compatibility

Sequential footage markings

sold copper vs cca copper clad aluminum

Everyday Performance

  • 1 and 5 Gigabit up to 328ft.
  • 10-Gigabit Ethernet up to 165ft depending on the installation environment.
  • Bandwidth tested up to 550 MHz.
  • Supports PoE/PoE+/PoE++ (IEEE 802.3af/at/bt) 4PPoE up to 100W.

Compatibility Counts

Terminate with shielded Cat6 RJ45 connectors compatible with 23AWG solid conductors with an insulated conductor diameter of 1.08mm and an overall cable jacket diameter of 7.80mm.

Sequential Footage Marking

Our cable jackets are marked every 2 feet to improve efficiency and easily track how much cable is left on the EZ Pullreel.

Pure Solid Copper

ANSI/TIA 568 2.D Certified by trueCABLE, RoHS-3 compliant and cETLus certified. Bare copper is superior conductor material for data transmission and PoE use. The only industry and governmental approved type of conductor for use in Ethernet networks.

cat6 direct burial UTP construction cmr 23awg solid copper conductors twisted pair spline separator

Additional information

Weight 35 kg
Dimensions 14.5 × 14.5 × 9.5 cm


Connector Type


Cable Type


Compatible Devices

Laptop Television Server Personal Computer Printer



Connector Gender


Unit Count

1 Count



Specification Met


Water Resistance Level


Package Type

Standard Packaging

Product Dimensions

14.5 x 14.5 x 9.5 inches

Item Weight

35 Pounds





Item model number


Date First Available

July 29 2016



7 reviews for trueCABLE Cat6 Direct Burial, Shielded FTP, 1000ft, Waterproof, Outdoor Rated CMX, Black, 23AWG Solid Bare Copper, 550MHz, PoE++

  1. Donald Schultz

    EXCELLENT QUALITY. KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING!!!Superior cable! First, I install WiFi APs and PoE cameras where the cables often run outside. My requirements for the cabling are UV stability, thick outer jacket for weather resistance (ice, snow, wind), shielding, drain wire for grounding, and quality construction overall.This cable exceeds my requirements on all levels.Now, this is THICK stuff–far thicker than many have worked with. Once you know this going in, and what to buy and how to compensate, then you will do fine. Go in blindly and without the correct tools or research and you will be so frustrated that you won’t want to try cable like this again. You might leave a bad review, and quite undeserved, just because you didn’t know what you were doing.Here are the general rules:1. Buy the PROPER shielded connectors. Now, not all RJ45 connectors are the same. Most are built to accept a different maximum conductor diameter and/or overall outside diameter (OD). For the most part, with this cable, the primary concern is the OD. The cable OD happens to be 7.8 mm. This means your connector selection is limited and you will need to know how to ovalize the end of the cable jacket prior to insertion/termination. You may need to even add a small amount of dielectric grease to the very end of the cable jacket to ease insertion. I use, and ONLY use, Platinum Tools EXO EX RJ45 connectors, model 48 with external ground. That connector is spec’d for jacket max OD of 7.75mm but it is close enough and while being a tight fit it will reward you with the fact that there are no bars or liners to deal with. The conductors will come out of the front of the connector where you can verify proper TIA 568A/B wiring sequence prior to termination. Another important point is this connector will let you tug on the wires and help to pull everything through to minimize kinks as the cable jacket seats. The EXO EX crimp tool crimps and trims the conductors in one cycle…nearly eliminating the possibility of a bad crimp as long as you do your part.2. Buy the PROPER strip tool. You really have two options…use the string inside the cable to strip the jacket back if you don’t have or don’t want to buy the right tool for concentric stripping. If you use the “flay back” method you will then need to be sure the jacket is concentric as you cut the jacket off. It does not help to have a ragged jacket while you are trying to seat it inside a connector! As far as strip tools…again I use a Platinum Tools Cyclops. I use the MAX setting and it slices quite well and creates a nice concentric cut. It WILL also cut off the AL shielding in the process but not make it through the cloth water proofing tape which seems to be a cut barrier. In this case, you don’t want to fold back that AL shield anyway since it would make it impossible to fight the cable into ANY connector. You will rely on the drain wire.3. KNOW how to comb out kinks. This is CAT6E which has very tight twists and thick gauge wire. Some people use their fingers or a piece of cable jacket. Yikes. If you value you thumb and fingers…simply use a metal rounded tool like the shaft of a screw driver to remove all kinks from the end of the cable jacket all the way out. Be patient.4. IF you are highly experienced and don’t mind some bad terminations from time to time you can opt for a big CAT6A shielded connector that uses bars/liners but be prepared for an exercise in frustration because the cable spline will do all it can to keep you from perfectly lining up the conductors which will lead to conductors kinking while inserting your load bar assembly into the connector. Hence, my personal insistence on the Platinum Tools EXO EX connectors.Now, here is the construction of this cable from the outside in:PE UV Stable jacket, OD is 7.8 mmRip cordAL foil (not metal coated mylar…actual foil)Tinned copper ground wireCloth wrap/water proof tapeConductors arranged into 4 partsSplineI ran the entire spool of this cable and terminated either to CAT6 shielded jacks or shielded connectors and I have no issues at all. The cable does not kink up nearly as easily as standard thickness cable, but it will kink up if you are not watching. The jacket is somewhat slick like it was coated with a light wax but use cable lube inside conduit.I did make use of dielectric grease at the very lip of the cable jacket going into connectors. This will not hurt your termination or cause degradation.

  2. Benjamin D. Uecker

    car drove over 300 ft run – it broke and very hard to get signal at max runPeople are blind but beside that, the cable broke from a vehicle driving over the top of it. Plus I couldn’t get the connection to work on a 300 ft run. I have ordered bigger jacks to terminate the ends. Because the wires are so thick I tried to terminate to biscuit jacks. At that length it was almost impossible to get a signal through. While waiting for larger jacks to arrive (still waiting) we put down some cheap home depot cat6 and it is working perfectly. (Updated: lasted 3 months only) Ofcourse, this is buried so I will switch back to the other cable once I have the right ends.I needed to update this..writing this off as a loss. I terminated with the correct ends and still had a horrible weak signal at 300 ft. Ended up ordering fiber and buried that instead. I’m not going to change the star rating but I’m disappointed.

  3. jason p

    Working far beyond specifications.I’ve been purchasing a lot of cable lately and the last two that I purchased were from this brand true cable the black underground burial and the white underground burial. They’re definitely different. The white one is much thicker even the actual copper wires with the coating are thicker and you have to press them through the RJ45 I am using pass through connectors and I have to really really force them through much more than I do the black cables. Currently I have a camera well over 500 ft on a power over ethernet usage it’s a 8 megapixel camera and it’s doing great out there along with about 8 other cameras.

  4. guest

    Cat6 TerminatorsMake sure you have cat6 terminators. I tried to use some old apparently cat5 terminators but of course they couldn’t accomodate this heavier gauge wire. That is NOT a problem! Just get some cat6 terminators.I used the below terminators and they worked great! (yes the cable is too thick for it to smoothly enter these terminators, but once crimped still has a perfectly functional connection.Ideal Industries 85-396 Telcom – Network Connector – RJ-45 (M), Clear

  5. Indy

    Keep looking if you need 23 gaugeThis was suppose to be 23awg but the Cat6 connectors I bought at the same time failed testing most of the time. Since I was in a crunch I bought Ideals 23awg from Lowes. The worked better but still gave crazy results (voltage on the line, shorted pairs, crossed pairs, sometimes a line showed up as mismatched on 4 pins. I then tried Ubiquitis Tough Cable RJs with similar results. The fourth brand was some stock shielded Cat5e (24awg) connectors I’ve used for years. While it was slightly difficult to insert the pairs, they did go in and passed testing. My questimation is they are not 23 gauge consistent enough.Additionally the water barrier is VERY inconsistent. Definitely the roll ends lacked any at all but I found this to be true at intervals…sometimes there, sometimes not.

  6. Thomas Wilson

    Doesn’t Work With Standard Cat6 ConnectorsBe VERY careful. This particular cable is for outdoor/underground use. Unfortunately you can’t crimp normal Cat5 or Cat6 connector ends on this cable, it is way too big. Not just the cable covering, but the inside wires are too large to use Cat5 or Cat6 connector ends. I have 25 years experience making and using Cat5/Cat6 cables and connectors.This particular cable is for “punch-down” terminals, not regular Cat5/Cat6 connectors.

  7. Flyguy

    This cable is no jokeThis cable was the best value, highest quality, and most reputable company I could find. Solid copper and shielded. I underestimated the thickness and stiffness of this cable. I ran it outside to 8 CCTV cameras and inside along side electrical cables. I know you’re not supposed to do that, but with the shielding, I experienced no data loss or any other ill side effects. Terminating is a little difficult and getting the stiff cables to all fit nicely into the switch ports was a challenge. I have several hundred feet left over and it’s honestly too think to make patch cables out of. Great for long runs though.

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