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Old 08-29-2017, 03:33 AM
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Seems that I destroy an iPhone cable every few outings on the water. Salt air seems to corrode them. Any one have any good suggestions?

Was thinking about trying some dielectric grease?
Old 08-29-2017, 05:11 AM
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Yeah same here. I put some CRC on them and seems to be helping.
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Originally Posted by Goofballdev View Post
Seems that I destroy an iPhone cable every few outings on the water. Salt air seems to corrode them. Any one have any good suggestions?

Was thinking about trying some dielectric grease?
every 2 times??? Are they getting wet? I can't imagine that type of corrosion so quickly
Old 08-29-2017, 07:05 AM
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I am looking for a gold plated one with no luck. They die fast on the boat, even if taken care of.
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My new boat will have a chris powers box, so I'm hoping keeping the phone and cable in there will help. Mine normally tarnish.
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Originally Posted by C3D View Post
I am looking for a gold plated one with no luck. They die fast on the boat, even if taken care of.
Looks like amazon has some gold plated ones.
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I have my Apple brand cable in a sealed dry box when I don't use it. I plug it in the phone when its not in the box, when I unplug the phone it goes back in the box, lasted a year and counting so far.
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Originally Posted by Goofballdev View Post
Seems that I destroy an iPhone cable every few outings on the water. Salt air seems to corrode them. Any one have any good suggestions?

Was thinking about trying some dielectric grease?
If its plugged in to charger outlet but not plugged into the phone the corrosion happens quick. Gotta keep it unplugged if not charging. Happened to me, green corrosion on the connector in a couple hours, cord was shot.
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have one on my boat, essentially exposed at all times. I think I've replaced it once in two years and that was because it's a retractable kind and the retractor thingy broke, not the cable itself. I think I may have put CorrosionX on it once or twice, but otherwise it's either sitting there or plugged in. Definitely not failing every few trips.
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Originally Posted by mnelson View Post
If its plugged in to charger outlet but not plugged into the phone the corrosion happens quick. Gotta keep it unplugged if not charging. Happened to me, green corrosion on the connector in a couple hours, cord was shot.
That might be my issue. I will try that.
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Put dialectic grease on it. Protects the charger cord and the phone. Once its green its green but when you get a new cord put dialectic grease on it before you use it. I also put it on the 12 volt charger portion you plug in as it gets just as corroded.
I assume you are using it on any connections you make, but if not all connections need it even if using heat shrink type connections. Squirt in before you put your wires in and seal it up. Same goes for your chart ploter etc. all connections being used and not used. Even if its an empty port squirt the dialectic grease in it and will keep it from corroding in the event you ever need to use that port.
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Mine stays in my electronic box until I need it. Still looks new. Leaving it plugged in when not using and getting wet or damp can take its toll
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Try this, I'm on my second season with it.

http://www.defender.com/product3.jsp...097&id=3029884
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Thanks TPP517!!!
I've been looking for something like this for a long time.
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I'm looking for an hdmi cable that's also salt resistent
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I have had a cheap (gas station?) iPhone cord on the boat for almost 1 year. I hit my USB port and the connections on the cord with Woody Wax when I'm cleaning the boat.

It looks brand new.
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Originally Posted by pmgia View Post
I have my Apple brand cable in a sealed dry box when I don't use it. I plug it in the phone when its not in the box, when I unplug the phone it goes back in the box, lasted a year and counting so far.
Same here, it is several years old no problem.

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