I have not had any trouble just buying my radios the normal way on AliExpress. To me normal means buying about 10 or 20 at a time from the cheapest seller I can find with a high number of sales under their belt and a good reputation. I am getting nRF24 though, not sure if situation is different with RFM59W.
I think most of the stuff you read in forums about fakes was from years ago. Or maybe I am just lucky.
i use the simplest boxes that you find,that suface mount with 4 screws and ruber on door.
But be carefull with wall mount screws. if you drill the back of the box ,water come in beind this box. so this ones,the scrfew holes are outside the encosure an box is sealed...
another tip is drill on bottom for pass cables but put some neutral silicone. hot glue let water come in with time because expansion coeficient is diferent that the plastic box and open gaps
@Tmaster What I meant by my previous comment was to tap on the Node name to see what sensors were connected - Had you clicked on TANQUE you would have seen a box pop up below giving you all the children to that particular Node with what value was last updated and when, so you could easily have found out all about your mysterious 13 children.
At least you have it sorted now, but it pays to do a bit of housekeeping in the sketch setup and Domoticz - eg which of the 6 "Unknown" Nodes is the one you want to next have a look at ?
All my Node IDs are set at the Node, and the sketch name labels the Node ID also, the Nodes are named in Domoticz for easy identification.
In the sketch my sensors are numbered sequentially and commented on what they are, so naming them in Domoticz becomes very much easier.
Some humidity sensors are known to lose accuracy with age. For instance, the Si7021 is known to have this problem. If that matters to you, then the best choice is to pick sensors that have datasheets and which have specs as to their expected longevity or accuracy over time. Then buy from mouser/digikey to be certain you're getting the real thing rather than factory rejects or counterfeits.
For extra insurance, I avoid electrolytic capacitors entirely whenever possible. I buy only 7XR rated ceramic capacitors that are overspec'd. The difference in price is small compared to a failure down the road.
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@NeverDie Thanks - Interestingly they show a free version on their site still. Did they revert due to bad publicity?
I stopped following it, but I seem to recollect that the free version was noticeably missing things--otherwise, who'd buy the paid-for version? Anyway, its standing on Distro-watch has fallen considerably. It may seem unfair to niche distros, but I think it's generally better to stick with the more popular distros, unless you have good reason to choose otherwise.