Hi all, i'm interested in an external housing for my hubitat. I have an outdoors pool house with a bbq area that i have a couple of lights automated on. Its too far from my house for zwave to reach it so i put a second hub there. Over the summer i left the hub on the counter but as winter is coming i stashed it under the cover of my grill (with the cables coming out of it.
what i had in mind was to run a PoE cable to some housing and then use one of these types of devices https://www.amazon.com/UCTRONICS-PoE-Splitter-Gigabit-Raspberry/dp/B07CNKX14C to both power the hub and to connect it to my network?
Anyone tried that type of setup?
I also want to mount this on the side of my home. Anyone has a decent outdoor case for hubitat that also could accommodate the power splitter above?
Almost any weatherproof enclosure like this should be sufficient.
However, based on personal experience, the C4 and C5 hubs really don't like heat. I had one in a closet that got up to 80f ambient or so, and had constant hub lockups.
If you can get a Zwave or Zigbee powered device up in an outdoor enclosure that can "see" the hub and acts as a repeater, that may be a better approach.
What ever enclosure you put out the be sure it is well vented. If you seal a box in the elements moisture will eventually condense on the inside.
I have used the below outside and it has a separate area for high voltage and low voltage. Comes with a GFCI outlet.
I had it outdoors this summer in 100F heat (in the shade) and the c7 did fine. But I had good ventilation, I put it on a counter in the shade.