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Can anyone recommend a cheap waterproof "plug" to use for wiring an external sensor to a case-enclosed arduino?

I'm planning an outdoor application where the arduino sits in a waterproof case, exposed to the elements, with up to 12 4-pin analog sensors individually extending from the case. The arduino will be wired to 12 female plugs on the inside of the case, and the actual sensor/cable will connect via a male plug on the outside of the case. Not all sensor plugs will be used, so I need to plug to be waterproof even if nothing's plugged into it.

Googling finds tons of plugs, but most are $20-30 a piece and designed for high-end industrial applications. Where would I find something cheaper, geared more towards a consumer application?
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theres this new thing out called a tarp........lol
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theres this new thing out called a tarp........lol

You know how I can tell you've never designed any devices for outdoor use?
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theres this new thing out called a tarp........lol

You know how I can tell you've never designed any devices for outdoor use?

OH YEAH? well only one follows the sun but im not done yet. and i cant get it to turn a corner.
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theres this new thing out called a tarp........lol

You know how I can tell you've never designed any devices for outdoor use?

OH YEAH? well only one follows the sun but im not done yet. and i cant get it to turn a corner.

That's probably because it's all wet. You forgot the tarp. lol
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use some chewing gum to fill your holes. or cover the whole thing with spray on foam insulation and paint it to look like a rock. this is my junction box. i even stuck moss on it. i cut out a cupholder in the top corner. someone i know said "why is their a big cement block over there?" i said its a rock. it fooled him...lol

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There is also sugru - https://sugru.com/ -
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Car/Trailer light harness? $5 for a M/F pair and free wire too smiley-wink

http://www.ebay.com/itm/48-Trailer-Light-Wire-Harness-4-Way-Wire-Flat-Connector-Trailer-Light-Extension-/221123897416?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item337c02e848&vxp=mtr
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There is also sugru - https://sugru.com/ -


but he dont want it permanent, he will want to use the extra holes later
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cant you just cover it with clear silicone caulking dude?
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