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Protecting our electronics from weather, heat and etc

I'm considering the use of a pelican case for my Maverick and DigiQ. It rains so much here in the Asheville area that it would be very prudent to invest time and a little money into something. I would modify the case with cable glands so that probes and power could exit the case cleanly. 

Anybody here have any tips or ideas? 



http://www.pelican.com/canada/peli_micro_cases/

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Lg Egg - Asheville, NC

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  • DaveRichardsonDaveRichardson Posts: 2,316
    I've had the same idea, I'm just not at the point of dropping the cash right now! Post pics of your end product!

    LBGE #19 from North GA Eggfest, 2014

    Stockbridge, GA - just south of Atlanta where we are covered up in Zombies!  #TheWalkingDead films practically next door!

  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,155
    edited May 2014
    You can spend big $ on Pelican or get a cheapo Rubbermaid ...


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    canuckland
  • You can spend big $ on Pelican or get a cheapo Rubbermaid ...


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    That's a great idea!


    :-?
    Lg Egg - Asheville, NC
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,834
    edited May 2014
    I put my DigiQ in a 9" cake pan. Then, I put a the lid of one of these over it. Works great. Free. Well, not free, but I already had the stuff.
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    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

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  • CosmicVoyagerCosmicVoyager Posts: 81
    edited May 2014

    Something that would need protection is the power strip. http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/06/wet-circuits-waterproof-power-strip-presented-by-all-time-best-d/


    These fools could have used it safely.... :D

     

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    Lg Egg - Asheville, NC
  • TheShaytoonTheShaytoon Posts: 420
    edited May 2014
    I used a Pelican Box for my Cyber Q...

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    I have a very hard time engaging in passive relaxation. Twitter.Instagram.
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  • Is your

    I used a Pelican Box for my Cyber Q...




    Do you have the cables going into the box Pelican sealed? Also, Is the case sturdy like their other products? Thanks!
    Lg Egg - Asheville, NC
  • I put my DigiQ in a 9" cake pan. Then, I put a the lid of one of these over it. Works great. Free. Well, not free, but I already had the stuff.
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    Piece of cake! Great idea. I think I'm over complicating this.... Or my OCD is coming back.
    Lg Egg - Asheville, NC
  • TheShaytoonTheShaytoon Posts: 420
    I drilled holes in the hard plastic, and the yellow part is actually a soft rubber/silicone liner that can be removed...I cut little slits into them.  

    This is not waterproof, I wouldn't drop it in the pool, but I feel it is splash/rain resistant.  I am under a patio, but rain can get in, so I just wanted something to keep it dry.

    I think the pelican case was $12 on Amazon.

    I have a very hard time engaging in passive relaxation. Twitter.Instagram.
    Dallas, TX

  • MO_EgginMO_Eggin Posts: 184
    A simple solution - sandwich or quart sized ziplock bag with the "open" end at the bottom, zippered around the wires to the greatest extent possible.  I've successfully used this approach a number of times. 
    LBGE, St. Louis, MO
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,937

    You can spend big $ on Pelican or get a cheapo Rubbermaid ...



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    It's been a few years since I put that together and it is still in use with no issues. However, I've since added a patio cover so it no longer gets tested by the rain like it used to.
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  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 760
    R2Egg2Q said:
    You can spend big $ on Pelican or get a cheapo Rubbermaid ...


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    It's been a few years since I put that together and it is still in use with no issues. However, I've since added a patio cover so it no longer gets tested by the rain like it used to.
    +1 This is what I used for my set up.

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  • The rubber maid method seems quick and easy. I'll keep you posted. I wish DigiQ had a militarized version of the controller / blower with heavy duty silicon exterior cover.


    Lg Egg - Asheville, NC
  • dagrillerdagriller Posts: 74

    I'm considering the use of a pelican case for my Maverick and DigiQ. It rains so much here in the Asheville area that it would be very prudent to invest time and a little money into something. I would modify the case with cable glands so that probes and power could exit the case cleanly. 

    Anybody here have any tips or ideas? 



    http://www.pelican.com/canada/peli_micro_cases/

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    I'm considering the use of a pelican case for my Maverick and DigiQ. It rains so much here in the Asheville area that it
    would be very prudent to invest time and a little money into something. I would modify the case with cable glands so that probes and power could exit the case cleanly. 

    Anybody here have any tips or ideas? 



    http://www.pelican.com/canada/peli_micro_cases/

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    What type of cable glands are you going to use?

    LBGE Johns Creek, GA
  • Lg Egg - Asheville, NC
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,155
    Sorry if I'm missing something, do you really want to have all the cables permanently attached to the box and sticking out?  What about storage?
    canuckland
  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,132
    If you really want protection, you can buy a NEMA 3R or NEMA 4X enclosure at a electrical parts house. 

    http://www.automationdirect.com/adc/Shopping/Catalog/Enclosures/Metal/NEMA_3R/Hinge_Cover_Wall_Mount

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  • BigWingsBigWings Posts: 172
    For my Maverick I just put it under the green ceramic cap.   

    New Brunswick, Canada

  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,086
    Slightly OT, but not worth its own thread: I left my Polder outside accidently last weekend, and it got rained on directly, then a *&%^! bird crapped on it!  I brought it in, wiped it off, and let it set a day or so, it still works!  That thing is about 15 years old, still with its original probe, and I use it for everything except my overnight cooks.  Kudos to Polder!
     
    Love the Tupperware idea above, thanks!  
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  • pescadorzihpescadorzih Posts: 853
    This is my set up. I bought the box at Walmart for $8 and borrowed
    :-$ the cord grip from work.
    SE PA
    XL, Mini max
  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 951
    I put my DigiQ in a zip lock bag open end hangs over the table. If it is a hot day I use my wielder glove over the top reflective side up. Just my $0.02. 

    XLBGE, LBGE 

    Texarkana, TX

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