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Old 07-14-2006, 12:33 AM
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Default Is it a good idea to use dielectric grease on the back plug of my electronics?

My GPS and sonar are mounted in the open and the back gets some spray. The connectors are supposed to be water tight but don't inspire confidence. Should I pack the connectors with dielectric grease?


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Old 07-14-2006, 12:39 AM
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Recoil Rob - 7/14/2006 12:33 AM

My GPS and sonar are mounted in the open and the back gets some spray. The connectors are supposed to be water tight but don't inspire confidence. Should I pack the connectors with dielectric grease?


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Old 07-14-2006, 01:15 AM
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Yep!
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Dielectric grease is to marine electronics installation as Tabasco sauce is to food. It goes well on everything.
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Old 07-14-2006, 06:54 PM
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I'm not sure "pack" is the correct proceedure, but I would coat the pins and sockets with it. Use a toothpick.
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Old 07-14-2006, 11:12 PM
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Default Re: Is it a good idea to use dielectric grease on the back plug of my electronics?

The Garmin 492 has a connector with about 20+ pins, very close together. I found it easier to fill the sockets and then the pins got coated when plugged in.


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O' YEAH.
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Instead of packing with dielectric grease I use CorrosionX, its good stuff.
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Old 07-15-2006, 02:41 PM
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Yea, but it's messy spraying it out of a can. The Diaelectric grease can be had at auto part's store in small Gray tubes.
I use it on all the end's of any fuse's too. [Glass tube or ATC]

I've see where people have sprayed their fuse panel's with corrosion X and it's spreayed all over everything except the important part. The contact point of the fuse's. What a mess.
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Remeber that grease attracts dirt, so keep the outsides of the plugs clean, by wiping off the excess after you reconnect.

If you remove your heads/displays, it is a good idea coat the ends of the cables with the stuff, and cover them with plastic caps or tape. They will not corrode.

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Is it good for antenna and mic connections as well?
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Any electrical connection that you want protected from moisture.

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