Micro USB for internal peripheral devices

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Joined May 14, 2020

I am looking to build an IoT embedded microcontroller that communicates with multiple peripherals (example: Thermostat) placed internally to my IoT product or even external, for example a few meters away. I am considering using a Micro USB as the interconnect between the microcontroller board and each peripheral. The micro USB should be sufficient enough to power the peripheral as well. The IoT product is intended to be placed outdoors, but well cased.

The question I have is the durability of this kind of design in the long run. Can I realiably use the micro USB in the long run? What are some other alternate designs that I can look into?