Does anyone have any advice regarding external enclosures?
I’ve been making a couple of solar powered soil sensors with Xenons, one for the garden one for the greenhouse. I need to make an enclosure to protect them, but I am also doing environmental monitoring including humidity. Clearly that will not work if I go for a high IP rating.
I was going to design print the enclosure myself. If I have the xenon and battery in an enclosure with vented sides, is it likely to last long? Or, is it better to go for a split thing where the humidity sensor is in a vented part and the rest of the project in a more sealed section with the wires running out? I did wonder if I go for the latter if there are any over heating issues to consider or if any moisture does get in it will not dry out as easily. I’m in England where we specialize in drizzle.