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Niggling electrical problems - new fix?
I found this in a computer magazine - disclaimers apply:
A small company called D.W. Electrochemicals (905.508.7500) has developed a
remarkable liquid called Stabilant 22 that allows even dirty contacts to
operate properly. Stabilant is an organic compound that allows electricity to
flow where it should, but not where it shouldn't.
Normally, Stabilant is an insulator. But in the prescence of a large
electric field gradient, it becomes an excellent conductor. An electric
field gradient is the 'slope' of an electric field. It indicates to what
degree voltage levels change over distance(V1-V2/distance between). For a
contact surface, the contact area is so small, the gradient is very
large(thousands V/in), causing the liquid to be a conductor. The distance
between contacts is great enough to keep the gradient low (10s V/in) well
below the level needed to keep Stabilant an insulator.
The diluted form (Stabilant 22A) is best for computer uses. Apply a drop to
the pins of a chip while still in its socket and the liquid will penetrate
the contacts. Use an eyedropper or swab to apply Stabilant to adaptor card
sockets, cables, etc.
This sounds like something that can be used to correct contact problems in
Audis, along with computers... I wonder if it would reduce voltage drops
across contacts? As an electrician myself, I'm always interested in such
things. I'll order some next payday and try it out...