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Re: Niggling electrical problems - new fix?

This stuff sounds like a great find.  I believe that area code is Toronto,
Canada.  Perhaps a lister there could get some more info and post it.  I'm
thinking about specs such as temp range, current capacity etc.

>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...
>Dave Head
>87 5KCSTQ

Richard Funnell,
San Jose, California
'83 urQ
'87 560 SL