My mother always told me not to play in the rain, so I'm not waterproof, either.
I'm an E* guy, but I can tell you the same is true with our switches. We tell our installers to mount them away from "direct" exposure to water. While they can be mounted outside, they do need to be shielded from the elements. And if any switch (or ground block connection or barrel splice) is installed outdoors or in a damp area (wet basement, under a trailer, etc), it does need to be waterproofed. This can be accomplished in many ways, but the connectors on the switch have to be kept dry.paulman182 said:I, and others, have posted information we saw from dealer's websites stating that outside mounting of the Zinwell WB68 multiswitch is acceptable.
Over the weekend I found the instructions that the installer left in my carport for my Zinwell WB68.
The installation instructions on page two say:
"2. Mount the WB68 in a protected environment where it is shielded from rain and other water (sprinklers, etc.)"
I thought it was important to post this as it is contrary to what I and others were thinking. Hope it helps!
Interesting... the page from hometech.com also includes a link to the PDF installation instructions for the switch and it states "Mount the WB68 in a protected environment where it is shielded from rain and other water (sprinklers, etc.)"tommyb said:If you read this piece of info it states that it is waterproof. Not that they couldn't be wrong. Mine has been out in the rain for 6 months now, and there is no problems with it. All the connections have rubber seals on them.
This also states that it is waterproof.
As well as this from Zinwell.