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Old 02-19-2015, 09:44 AM
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Hi all, Some of the plugs on my electronics are harder to get in and out than others. Some super smooth others pretty tight. Don't know if its the "housings" or pins/plugs, all does look good. Any tricks for cleaning them up? Can I try a little erl? Thanks!
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Dielectric grease usually works awesome for that and even better will help protect from corrosion
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sounds just like the kind of erl I was looking for. Thanks
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Originally Posted by mahimahi99 View Post
Dielectric grease usually works awesome for that and even better will help protect from corrosion
Just don't put dielectric on the electrical connections unless they're compression fits. Putting on the connector housing is fine, just remember that dielectric grease is an electrical insulator. A lot of people seem to get that confused and think it is an electrical conductor.
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Originally Posted by rjbergen View Post
Just don't put dielectric on the electrical connections unless they're compression fits. Putting on the connector housing is fine, just remember that dielectric grease is an electrical insulator. A lot of people seem to get that confused and think it is an electrical conductor.
You're right good point, I should have been more clear on that, I put it on the rubber or plastic housing to help seal out the elements and if it's a crazy rubber housing like Furuno uses then i apply a thin coat to it so they'll slide together easier.

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