Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Weather Proofing the Ultrasonic Sensors

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2009

    Weather Proofing the Ultrasonic Sensors

    Hi All, I am using ultrasonic sensor to build a docking assist program for my houseboat. Does anyone have any experience weather proofing the ultrasonic sensors.

  2. #2
    Fusion Brain Creator 2k1Toaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Colorado, but Canadian!

    I sent the manufacturers of the sensor your question and got this response back:

    Thanks for the email. There is no real way to waterproof the EZ0 sensors. Waterproofing must be done at the transducer level for proper performance to be obtained. One customer did have some success with open cell foam. You can view the complete article on our FAQ page. We have not been able to identify the specific foam that worked in this application so we do not have a part number to reference.

    Please click this link to view the write-up.

    So it would seem you could try the open cell foam. I would think there are other ultrasonic transparent materials available as well, they just have to be selected.
    Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
    1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
    30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
    15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
    Buy now in the Store

Similar Threads

  1. Custom USB Parking Sensor interface (formally PDC-USB)
    By Robby BMW in forum Hardware Development
    Replies: 444
    Last Post: 01-15-2015, 12:51 AM
  2. Circuit for Ultrasonic (Parking) Sensor
    By Nerd2 in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 01-20-2008, 01:19 PM
  3. How do i setup Weather?
    By liquid_smoke in forum RR FAQ
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-17-2006, 03:32 AM
  4. Weather Cache
    By danl in forum Road Runner
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-28-2006, 05:50 AM
  5. Weather program for Map Monkey
    By warnockm in forum Other Cool Stuff
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-10-2005, 09:14 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts