We are using this panel mount connector (https://amzn.to/2X9YAVx) as prescribed in this document:SkyWeatherBoxAndWeatherProofing1.5.pdf.
You can see the caps dangling in the picture of our station and the cables hanging out of the socket (we have not cleaned up the wiring yet, still prototyping).
I am wondering if this is waterproof enough. Can water blow up from beneath and cause problems?
My question started when I thought that the caps would help protect but they seem to be nonfunctional when one is actually using the pass through. Also, on the product page for the panel mounts, the manufacturer has the following image which indicates it is not waterproof without the cap. Would a solution like the one shown below (https://www.amazon.com/Anmbest-Waterproof-Connector-Ethernet-Outdoor/dp/B07HQGWCHX/) be better for waterproofing, or is the mode we have implemented sufficient. I think the mode we are presently using is the same mode used in some of the pictures I see on the switchdoc site. There might not be room for this in the box.
I'll be using some space-tape around (fiber-enforced tape. Holds really nice, is weather proof, and an opening to the bottom isn't an issue as water tends to go down. My Station is not yet out, but I hope to put it out end of the month. I'll show some pictures.
PS: Mine will be powered by Solar, as it will be placed on the roof. Doing the software burnin-phase as I write this (will last some more weeks though ).
BTW, I have mounted my RJ45 connectors the other way in. If you check them, you'll see that one side has some visible metal, the other side does not. The "does not" side is the one I have facing the elements.