Libelium gives some recommendations to improve performance and efficiency of Waspmote Plug & Sense!, enlarging the useful life of all of its elements:
Try placing Waspmote Plug & Sense! and its sensors out of the sun. It is known that sun rays accelerates plastic elements deterioration.
Waspmote Plug & Sense! is waterproof (rated at IP65). Avoid rain or water can reach the node directly when possible.
If your model includes external solar panel, it is a good idea to place the node under the solar panel, to keep the node out of the rain, but ensuring solar panel is faced to south (north if you are on the south hemisphere) and titled 45º.
Always place the node under RF coverage of other Waspmotes or Meshliums. It is a good idea to check RF communication before fixing the node to its final position.
It is recommended to write down Waspmote Plug & Sense! identification data of external sticker before placing it in its final place.
Waspmote Plug & Sense! is rated to IK07 against impacts. However, avoid any external object or machinery can impact with the node.
Keep the node and its sensors out of range of people who can damage installation, wet sensors, etc.
Temperature operating range is from -20 ºC to 60 ºC. Always ensure that the environment temperature is between these limits.
Libelium takes no responsibility of any damage to third parties caused by a bad installation.