Weather Station 3/4 - "Weatherproofness"


#1

Hello all,

I assembled the rain gauge and am excited to use it as a pws! Before putting it outside I wanted to check about the “weatherproofness” of the reed sensor; is it okay for it to be exposed to the elements as shown in the module, or do I need to waterproof it somehow?

If you’re wondering, this is what I’m talking about:

Thanks for your feedback!

Regards,

Cody


#2

Hey Cody,

As-is, the sensor requires some weatherproofing/waterproofing. Because it is just a reed switch, covering the board and the exposed parts of the connector and cable with hot glue, nail polish, or epoxy can accomplish this.