View Full Version : Protecting Controllers from the elements
08-17-2008, 07:21 PM
Hi, there is currently a discussion going on over at PC about ideas for protecting controllers (the circuit boards) when they are out in the elements. I had not really thought about it, but that thread got me thinking if it was something I (we) should be doing. I would hate to have to build new controllers in a few years because of something like that. Do any of you pros use anything to coat or seal your completed controllers against corrosion?
08-17-2008, 08:04 PM
I do not seal or coat the circuit boards.
08-17-2008, 10:51 PM
I recently put up a test Mega tree to make sure everyting would work, fit. I left it up for a month. The controllers (Ren-24s) in the YBS enclosures had no water entry through two hurricanes and one thunder shower......
Ok, so the hurricanes dropped no water.....
But the thunderstorm was pretty severe!
08-17-2008, 11:01 PM
I was planning on using CorrosionX (http://www.corrosionx.com/in_use.html) on my boards. I figure it can't hurt.
08-18-2008, 01:00 PM
Both my original Renard 64 and 16 4-channel SSR’s are bare copper and all are still working fine. The copper isn’t nearly as shiny, but still copper colored.
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