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Connection Problems. The physical type.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by GPZZR, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. GPZZR

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    Has anyone tried using dielectric grease on the connections inside the Phantom?
    A little background.
    I am a retired contractor who has gone to motorcycle repair school for something to do in later life. I have found that most older motorcycles that have been sitting outside or in the corner of a garage, oftentimes have connection problems making running smoothly difficult. Upon finding a connection problem with a customer's bike, I clean the connections with a product called "DeOxit", and apply dielectric grease for better connection. Connectors for the Phantom could easily be replaced with aftermarket connectors I use for motorcycles. They are pretty inexpensive and the crimping tool is about 80$ if I remember correctly. Just a thought, Maybe I'm just wacked..............
     
  2. dirkclod

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    We use DeOxit to clean the battery terminals or lots do but know nothing of the other you speak of .
    Welcome to the forum GPZZR :)
     
  3. GPZZR

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    Guess I'll try it when I take it apart tomorrow to put the Copper Tape EMI Shielding / Kapton Polyimide Film modification for the "Better Quicker and More Satellite Locking" I've read about. Thanks for the welcome dirkclod.

     
  4. mad in nc

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    Welcome

    Not whacked at all.... I to use di-electric grease when working on older cars etc...

    The Phantom connectors are smaller, some bronze, some gold plated where DeOxit does a great job. I thought about adding di-electric but since the unit is stored indoors it would not corrode like the connectors in older cars or motorcycles.

    If the Phantom I have makes it to 10 years old and exhibits connection problems who knows then. It will be an antique and I'm sure that there will be a completely different system, frequency plan etc.

    And the connectors, well while it's easy to change one end of the connector, the mating connector is typically mounted (soldered) on a board or device so changing both of them would require re-engineering the whole bloody device.... I have changed the plug from the GPS puck in the P2V+V3 to the Motherboard, but did not change the female end on the motherboard
     
  5. GPZZR

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    Beautiful reply. Thank you "mad in nc". There is sooooo much info on the web regarding the Phantom series and especially here on this site, I may never get sleep. Better yet, I will never have a problem that cannot be solved with the help of everyone here. Only have to repair a couple of mowers, one weed trimmer, and a motorcycle tire replacement tomorrow to keep me busy, so I'll be ready for some happy time with my new Phantom later in the day. Have a good week all. Kevin