diseqc switch - outside or in?

closetosoton

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#1
If I seal it up in a water-tight case is there any reason why I can't place my diseqc switch outside? Do they fare bad in the cold? Am I just been paranoid? Just wondered whether I could save myself drilling yet another whole through 10 inches of brick....

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gameboy

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#2
Don't see why not you can get waterproof boxes in Maplin.
 

rolfw

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Berkshire
#3
Most of them are designed to go outside, many can be simply sealed at the F connectors with self amalgamating tape, units like the global, have a plastic sheath as water protection. The cold will have no effect whatsoever.
 
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