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Drybit Category 6A Indoor-Outdoor Cable

Conduit that originates indoors but passes through or under a concrete slab is often subject to water infiltration. National Electric Code (NEC) 2017 Edition, Article 100 and the BICSI Telecommunication Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM) define these environments as wet locations since the slab and the associated conduit are subject to saturation by water. Standard plenum or riser rated cables can’t be used in these situations since water will have a catastrophic effect on both their electrical and physical performance. The typical solution has been to use outdoor cable in the conduit and then transition to the appropriately rated cable type once indoors. Drybit™ Category 6 and 6A cables from Proterial Cable America eliminate the time and cost associated with transitioning from outdoor cable to indoor-rated cable.

Drybit Cable

Product Highlights

  • REACH & RoHS compliant.
  • Made in USA.
  • Guaranteed minimum performance.
  • Tested from 1 to 660 MHz.
  • UL Verified TIA-568.2-D Category 6A.
  • UL Verified (UL B627696) for long term water submersion.
  • UL Listed CMP for use in plenum areas.
  • UV resistant jacket.
  • Specifically designed for below-grade conduit or other environments where water is likely to infiltrate.
  • Ideal for industrial & harsh environments.
  • Resistant to over 2,000 chemicals.
  • No-gel construction simplifies termination.
  • Drybit Barrier ensures optimum electrical performance even in harsh environments.
  • Available in both UTP and F/UTP.
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Product Details


Part Number
Plenum: 30323-8
F/UTP: 30322-8
Manufacturing Location
This product is produced and manufactured in the USA
Cable Rating
Dual Layer Jacket, Plenum-rated Fluoropolymer Insulation
Star Filler
Plenum: Flame-retardant thermoplastic
DryBitTM Barrier or DryBitTM Barrier with integrated sheild
Jacket Material
Low-smoke, flame-retardant thermoplastic
Jacket Colors
Standard Black; Custom Available
Cable Weight
UTP: 54.70 lb/1000ft (24.8 kg/305m)
F/UTP: 56.0 lb/1000ft (25.4 kg/305m)
10 Gigabit Ethernet (IEEE 802.3an)
5 Gigabit Ethernet (IEEE 802.3bz)
2.5 Gigabit Ethernet (IEEE 802.3bz)
Gigabit Ethernet (IEEE 802.3ab)
100 Mbps Ethernet (IEEE 802.3u)
1000 Mbps ATM
622 Mbps ATM
15W PoE (IEEE 802.3af)
30W PoE+ (IEEE 802.3at)
60W PoE++ (IEEE 802.3bt Type 3)
100W PoE++ (IEEE 802.3bt Type 4)
Storage Temperature
-40°C to +70°C (-40°F to +158°F)
Installation Temperature
0°C to +60°C (+32°F to +140°F)
Operation Temperature
-40°C to +75°C (-40°F to +167°F)


Input Impedance
100 ± 15Ω (1.0 to 250 MHz)
Maximum conductor resistance
9.38 Ω/100 meters @ 20°C
Voltage Rating
300 Volts
Maximum Delay Skew
45 ns/30 meters
Nominal Velocity of Propagation (NVP)
Plenum: 70%
Refer to catalog for chart


23 AWG
Conductor Type
Bare Copper
Number of Conductors
8 (4-Pair)


1,000 foot
Reverse sequential footage markings standard on a 1,000 ft packages

DryBit™ Features

DryBit Cable Cross Section

Installation Notes

  1. During installation, take precautions to ensure any water present in pathways does not enter the open end of the cable. Water infiltration via the open ends of the cable will negatively impact cable performance and void and applicable product warranty.
  2. To ensure safe operation, install cables according to all applicable local and national electrical codes.

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