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Re: solar charging problem - troubleshooting help please!

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Originally Posted by Stu Jackson View Post
dialectric grease is an INSULATOR. Don't use it.
I agree and dissagree.

The grease IS an insulator. I know many people put it on the rubber sleeve of spark plugs and other rubber items for a lubricant that won't pass electricity. This also makes the use of it (in my opinion) on items like your raymarine cords or other data cords or low voltage item a poor choice.

However, when used where there is a strong mechanical connection, it is awesome. I think the leading cause for failure in marine electrical items is corrosion. By using the dielctric, you will reduce the potential for corrosion. I have used it for many years and will say that on items I use them on, I keep a good connection without corrosion failure. On the items I do not, I eventually get corrosion if exposed to the elements.

My experience,

Brian
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