With all the electrical connections on these cars that are based on 1930's technology, has anyone come across anything that helps make a better connection in the form of a paste or gel? Don't say dielectric grease. It is a sealant, not a conductor.
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Interesting article about Dielectric grease and anti-seize: Use of greases in connection protection seems to be a controversial topic. Some claim dielectric grease is conductive or abrasive, containing silica that increases wear.
Theres a lot of chatter about the use of dielectric grease. Permatex suggests that Dielectric Tune-Up Grease is a good barrier to oxidation at plugs, connectors and terminals. There are some online comments at forums that say not to place dielectric grease on connector pins. Ive gone to the Perma...
I agree with jerryl and spoolfool. I have always used dielectric to displace moisture/ prevent corrosion and oxidation. There are lots of GM bulletins instructing techs to use dielectric grease on terminals exactly as video in post 1 says not to do. Since I've never had a problem using it as prescribed by GM, I will continue to do so.
For extreme exposure parts in anchor lockers and similar areas make sure the connections are bright, tight and free from grease then apply liquid neoprene, sometimes sold as liquid insulating tape. For less critical areas use protective grease, my favourite is Servisol which has been around ever since I can remember and gives good results.
Silicone dielectric grease will prolong connection life as well as, and have just as good conduction performance, as a properly selected metallic powder grease (conductive grease). On the other hand, and improperly selected "conductive" grease can actually cause connection problems. Switches, Movable Contacts, and Relays
Not all " dielectric grease" is conductive and maybe an insulator so make sure of what you are buying. On electrical connections I use Noalox, it's made for aluminum/clad connectors when there is disimilar metals (copper & aluminium)
Differences Between Dielectric Grease and Vaseline. The main differences between the two are: Meaning of Dielectric Grease and Vaseline; Dielectric grease refers to a translucent substance that is mainly used to seal and protect electrical conductors against sand, dirt, dust, or other foreign materials. Vaseline, on the other hand, is a term ...
Seems to be a bit of conflict between the use of dielectric grease, conductive grease or vaseline on the Internet. I've relied on dielectric grease without fail in marine and automotive applications for many, many years and vaseline from time to time when that is all that is availab
The 846 Carbon Conductive Grease is an electrically conductive silicone grease for improving electrical connections between sliding surfaces and parts. The 846 grease is designed to lubricate while maintaining good grounding connection.
Dielectric Grease vs Conductive Grease Use of greases in connection protection seems to be a controversial topic. Some complaints claim dielectric grease is conductive or abrasive, containing silica that increases wear.
I replace it with a S.S. bolt with some dielectric grease on the threads. After 3 winters, there's zero corrosion on the mount or in the threads. It also works just fine to protect the O-rings and other gaskets on antenna bases especially NMO's. For those who are interested, W8JI has written up a very informative piece on the whole matter.
CRC dielectric grease featured with a thinner and non-curing silicone formula. That works great as a sealant, lubricant, water-resistant, and an insulator.Therefore, it will keep the highly conductive attribute of your application intact even in rough weather and the aquatic environment.
Conductive Grease. Conductive greases should never be used in low pressure electrical connectors, or in connectors with multiple terminals. Conductive greases should only be used in connections that are well-isolated from connections with differing voltages, and never in high voltage connections.
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IF you decide to use silicone grease, the idea (IE: with a PL-259) is to mate the center pin first, then apply some grease where you have soldered the braid to the connector, and run some around the ground side of the connector where the two "points" contact the SO-239. Do not apply anything inside.
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I was always under the impression that dielectric grease was a conductive grease and instead it seems like an insulating grease So my semi-flooded stator connector should be just fine like it sits AND I should be using dielectric grease as a substitute for synthetic grease when assembling my Sea Doo motor. Thanks for the education.
## when he mentions issues with conductive greases, he is talking about noalox / penetrox..which is just ground up zinc in grease. Electricians at work used this stuff called copper kote..which is ground up copper in grease... they used it where buss bars were bolted together.
I think you'll be good to go with Noalox as it is also zinc flakes in grease. Even regular anti-seize available at your local hardware or automotive supply shop will be fine---just use plenty and check your aluminum-to-aluminum or other metal joints every year or so.