Apply a quick spray of the electrical contact cleaner to remove any dry dust or corrosion. Use vinegar to clean the pins if contact cleaner is not available. Brush the pins again to remove any left over debris. Apply a spray coating of the contact lubricant.
What can be used to clean electrical contacts?
You can use a cleaning solution meant for cleaning electrical contacts, or try a household product, such as:
- Rubbing alcohol.
- White vinegar.
- Nail polish remover.
Is it OK to spray wd40 on electrical connections?
It dries quickly, leave no residue and removes over 95% of common surface contaminants, making it the best at cleaning electrical contacts and for optimal performance of equipment. Safe and ideal for use on printed circuit boards, controls, battery terminals, switches, precision instruments and electric panels.
Can I use Vaseline on electrical contacts?
The petroleum jelly has a low melting point, thus it is not advisable to use in places where it is exposed to high temperatures. Further, Petroleum jelly has good electrical conduction property that can be used widely in electrical applications.
How can you prevent corrosion on electrical connections?
Using a high quality sealed electrical connector can protect against moisture and contaminant causing corrosion. The simplest way to prevent corrosion damage is to use heat shrink terminals and electrical wire connectors in place of non-insulated, vinyl or nylon insulated options.
Can I use brake cleaner to clean electrical contacts?
No!, brake cleaner will eat the crap out of your PCB’s. They make cleaner specific to cleaning sticky stuff off pcb’s. It looks a lot like break cleaner, but is not corrosive. I have had lots of luck with straight rubbing alcohol.
What is the best grease for electrical connections?
Perfluoropolyether (PFPE) base oil grease that is generally the best at reducing insertion forces when mating connectors. Uniflor 8917 is ideal for large multipin connectors with tight tolerances so that contact surfaces/fragile pins are not damaged during assembly/mating.
Is silicone spray good for electrical connections?
DO NOT USE SILICONE SPRAY ON ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS, SWITCHES, RELAYS, ETC. There have been numerous reports that silicone spray can cause contact problems in switches, noted in multiple posts regarding automotive problems.