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Hey guys,

Have a project where I will need to put an arduino in an IP68 rated box and bury it underground. When I do normal electrical connections in this manner I use Magic Gel such as this http://www.tradeelectrical.com/magic-gel-p-341.html to stop condensation forming and shorting out the circuit. I was wondering if anyone has done anything like this before, my main concern would be heat, I know that Arduino produces very little, but if it can't breath at all it might suffer.

Any reason that anyone can think of that this wouldnt work?

Thanks guys

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my main concern would be heat, I know that Arduino produces very little

Powered from Vin?  Or 5V / USB?
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If you put the processor into sleep (assuming your project allows this) it can consume as little as 100 nA of power. I imagine the heat generated would be negligible, and could be dissipated into the earth around, which in any case is likely to be cooler than an ordinary outdoor day.
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Please post technical questions on the forum - not to me by personal message. Thanks a lot.

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