As owner/ operator of one of the GROW sites in Southern Portugal, i have received a shipment of 320 sensors that we are planning to deploy in a "smart grid" that wraps around our farm, or part of it (it's 43ha, or some 100 acres in total area, so we need to be smart about sensor placement -smarter than we are at present :-)
One big concern i have at this point is impermeability of these sensors, because i gather (through online user forums that are still hosted by Parrot co, though they know longer support the product nor answer any related questions) that numerous users have suffered infiltration of the battery compartment with rainwater and subsequent failure of the device, rendering it effectively useless. I gather from what has been shared that there is no known fix for the problem... And what i've been unable to find out as of yet is if this is caused by something the user did wrong (like failing to screw cap of battery compartment on tightly enough), or if it's a defect in the product (perhaps the rubber gasket between cap and housing).
So this is to ask: Does anybody here have any experience of using this device in the rain, or any knowledge about this issue? If so, i would greatly appreciate if you could share that info here... Along with any other issues related to this hardware that we would do well to know about, before going ahead with large-scale deployment.