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aliyesami

I have two questions :

1- can I use the boat 12v battery as power source without stepping it down to 9v for this arduino board?
2- how can I protect the board from the harsh salt environment ?

thanks

CrossRoads

1.yes.
2. Use some spray on stuff called "conformal coat" that seals the board up.
Mouser carries several kinds.
http://www.mouser.com/Tools-Supplies/Chemicals/_/N-wp63?Keyword=conformal+coat&FS=True
When I was in industry, we used Urethane conformal coat for military sales CCAs.
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

aliyesami


CrossRoads

Be sure to cover up your header holes, reset switch, etc, if you don't want them gummed up.
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

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