I’m hoping to place my TTN gateway outdoors for maximum coverage.
Unfortunately I can’t drill a hole for the antenna cable and keep the gateway indoors, so now I’m looking for solutions like putting it in a weather sealed box and adding a pigtail/antenna connector externally as well as for power.
Temperature will probably vary between -20 and +30 C. Any thoughts on keeping humidity/condensation in check?
Hoping to see photos of setups if you’re running yours outdoors, and comments on what to do/not do to keep it healthy.
@Leondegeling what are you going to do about the antenna?
from what I see, there’s no holes for the antenna?
Currently, I am looking for an outdoor gateway myself(cellular is a must)
Unfortunately, the only available outdoor(LoRa+cellular) gateways are those of Kerlink and Multitech
Later on, I am going to make an outdoor gateway like this one
I think the gateway is great as far as the initial installation is concerned.
We all hope that most of the gateways will be installed on top of a roof, right?
So then we all will be a little disappointed that in order to do that, mostly all of us will have to
Throw most of the nice-looking housing away.
Buy a UV secure IP65 housing (bright color)
Mount the gateway inside while not using screws that penetrate the housing
Creating holes with IP65 protection for at least the LAN cable.
Buy or make and mount a PoE splitter inside
Buy the right power connector
Buy and mount a switched power supply module so the current can step down the about 48 Volt to the about 12 volt that are needed without creating too much heat and losses in the housing
Hope that the harmonics of the stepper inverter might not disturb the radio frequencies too much
if the thing will sit in the sun, I guess we need at least (metal) plates mounted as a shadowing blind just on top of the housing from where the sun comes - peferrably not mounted with screws that penetrate the housing
Have a ground connection terminal
Use a surge protection for the LAN cable where it enters the building.
So, my question is:Is there a IP65 version with PoE in the making?
I do neither need Wifi not Bluetooth capabilities.
Each meter of antenna cable should cost performance but in principle you can do that.
Also it is first hand a good idea to have those sucktion caps for attaching the gateway to a window, only that windows have heat-reflecting surfaces (siver oxide) that also reflects part of the transmission power…
It’s the RP-SMA female there that looks like the antenna connector on my TTN gateway.
So, I was about to order an RP-SMA Male to N Type Male cable like this:
Though this seems to be essentially the same although, perhaps incorrectly, calling one connector an RP-SMA female.
Can folks here confirm that the TTN gateway has an RP-SMA connector and either of those items at Amazon look like a correct cable to connect directly from the TTN gateway to an antenna with an N-female connector?