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Re: dielectric grease (was-Re: horn ring lube)
In a message dated 4/15/99 4:35:08 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
Let's look inside a switch or connector with contacts, some of wich
will make contact and some of which should not. This is where we
use the 'dielectric' grease. We definitely do not want it to conduct
between contact that are supposed to be open, but we DO want a connection
between contacts that are in contact. It's quite simple, the grease is
an insulator, but gets displaced between contacts that are _supposed_
to conduct such that they are in contact and conduct. It still acts
as an insulator between these and adjacent contacts. It also prevents
contamination and/or corrosion of the contacts and even lubricates
them as they slide over each other.
Well said Orin......Well said.