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The unit is a water monitoring station that has a CTD (conductivity, temperature and depth) sensor in the stream, in a remote section of the stream’s headwaters and the electronics are in a Pelican Box on the stream bank, mounted to an iron pipe. (see photos below) The only wires coming out run from the pelican box to the sensor and from the box to the solar panel that powers the unit. The second photo was taken during installation and is not, at final assembly, run across the huge rock in the photo, the cable runs slightly under the surface of the ground and into the sensor in the water. The inside of the box that houses the circuit board seems fine. I didn’t detect any odor that would indicate that something inside burnt up. In fact it looks completely normal. That’s why I was wondering if it could be the actual sensor that is located in the water. The unit has been in operation for more than a year and working well all along.