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Topics => Home Automation and Networked Objects => Topic started by: luminaries on Jul 02, 2018, 12:51 am

Title: Protect your Arduino from water and humidity
Post by: luminaries on Jul 02, 2018, 12:51 am
Hello everybody, I am building a plant watering system (outside of my home). The only problem that I am having is where should I put my Arduino because I need to protect it from water and humidity. Does any food recipient would be good or it will make some condensation or some mist.

Thank you for helping me!
Title: Re: Protect your Arduino from water and humidity
Post by: Nick_Pyner on Jul 02, 2018, 01:51 am
I have never yet seen a decent purpose-made case. I used  a weathproof electrical outlet case. This isn't bad but involved work in order to get a Mega in. It had the advantage of a transparent lid. Next time I will use a school lunch box, or make my own. You might need to consider heat dissipation if you seal the case.
Title: Re: Protect your Arduino from water and humidity
Post by: CrossRoads on Jul 02, 2018, 04:08 am
Check the cases here https://www.polycase.com/waterproof-enclosures (https://www.polycase.com/waterproof-enclosures), use a Gland to seal the holes where wires will go in & out.
https://www.polycase.com/cable-management-venting (https://www.polycase.com/cable-management-venting)