At 03:28 PM 03/02/96 -0500, you wrote:
>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...
The 905 area code is toll free from where I live. If there are any specific
questions you want answers to before making the purchase, let me know and I
will be more than happy to give D.W. Electrochemicals a call for you.
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