From its TPS document, here are the environmental requirements for the latest generation (BN) NUC:
In addition to this, the NUC chassis are an open chassis with blower-based forced airflow. In a factory setting, you are going to see significant dust and particulate matter. This can build up within the chassis, with eventual failure due to overheating being a significant issue. There are fanless chassis available through third-parties that are sealed against this situation and I strongly suggest that you look into this possibility...
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Thank you for joining the Intel® NUC community.
I will respond to your questions in the same order you presented them;
- Yes, it is possible and I would like to share a couple of recommendations in case you decide to use the Intel® NUC; consider a M.2 solution and try to set the Intel® NUC around some kind of shock absorber or something that it will hold the Intel® NUC closely firmed.
- Based on the environmental specifications the Intel® NUC can be set under these parameters;
Leaving the Intel® NUC Kit working under -10℃ might end up damaging the components and the board itself.
Hope this helps you, and if you have more questions please let us know.