Reference#: 72648

Item#: SE-04-601-54

Item Weight: lb
1 – 999$0.47
1000 +$0.43

Base Price: $
Additional per foot:
1 – 999$0.47
1000 +$0.43



Superior Essex 04-601-54 Cat5e aluminum shielded 4 pair cable, for direct burial outdoor use.

The BBDe series of Outside Plant (OSP) CAT 5e products now have two new features: a) dry water blocking agent outside of the inner jacket (for BBDNE and BBDGE); and b) PFM gel in place of ETPR as a filling compound in the core for all three series.

These features make the BBDe series cables ideally suited for cell tower/WiMax tower applications where there are concerns about the filling compound or flooding compound potentially dripping.

These cables also fully comply with the performance requirements of TIA 568-C.2, which is something that some other OSP CAT 5e cables do not guarantee.


  • Transmission performance characterized to 350 MHz for CAT 5e BBDe Series
  • Assures ample overhead for reliable transmission in an outside plant rated cable allowing extension of the premises LAN
  • Aluminum Shield in the CAT 5e BBDNe Provides protection against EMI/RFI
  • Dry Block between shield and inner jacket Prevents water ingress between shield in inner cable preventing damage to equipment
  • Fully filled core construction with PFM Gel
  • Prevents intrusion of water and moisture that can degrade transmission performance
  • Will not drip or flow even in cell tower applications
  • OSP Rated Sunlight Resistant Black jacket Outside plant rated cable for years of reliable performance


Pair Count: 4
Conductor: Solid annealed copper
AWG (mm): 24 (0.51)
Filling Compound: PFM™ thixotropic gel
Insulation: Solid polyolefin

BBDE: Unshielded
BBDNE: Electrically continuous 0.008 in (0.20 mm) polymer coated smooth aluminum tape, applied with an overlap
BBDGE: Electrically continuous 0.005 in (0.13 mm) corrugated copper-clad armor, applied with an overlap shield and flooded with a flooding compound
Jacket: Black, sunlight and weather resistant polyethylene

Impedance (Ohms): 100 ± 15
Nominal Velocity of Propagation (%): 62

ANSI/ICEA S-107-704-2006