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Di- Electric grease, good idea ???

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by AIRNUTS, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. AIRNUTS

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    Any thoughts on the use of De- Electric grease on the Phantom 3 Pro battery to prevent corrosion, to insulate, lubricate and seal connection between the unit and the battery, thanks.
     
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    I use DeoxIT Gold on everything electrical, all my RC's, DSLR, you name it. A small tube goes a long way. ;)

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    As a photog I use DeoxIt pens and tube on my gear, but only when it needs it. I would think if properly cared for you shouldn't need anything like detox for a long time.


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    Use the pencil eraser to clean the contacts. DeoxIT Gold could be a good solution.

    Never use water-based cleaning products on gold contacts. This will lead to corrosion. Don't use isopropyl alcohol. It leaves a thin film that inhibits conduction.
     
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    This is a popular suggestion when this topic comes up. But, I'm wondering how people manage to get a pencil eraser to touch all areas of the battery contacts. It seems impossible.
     
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    Isn't this a case of 'a clean car runs better' ?
    I have had phantoms for many years, and I did not notice any of the contacts requiring to be cleaned.
    Now granted, had I seen a film or a deposit, I would clean them, but just cleaning for the sake of cleaning?
     
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    I never use a pencil erasure as it is wearing it down like sand paper.

    Dioxin Gold is a conditioner. It is perfect for this application...

    Product Description:

    Unique contact cleaner, conditioner, enhancer, lubricant and
    protectant for PLATED metal surfaces. Improves conductivity,
    maintains optimum signal quality, reduces fretting & dendrite corrosion,
    and stabilizes connections between similar and dissimilar metals. Molecularly
    bonds to both base-metals and plated surfaces and seals out oxygen, protecting
    both surfaces. The DeoxIT® Gold coating is excellent at reducing wear abrasion,
    arcing, RFI and intermittent connections and improves connector performance/reliability.
    Ideal for gold plated surfaces. On oxidized surfaces, pre-treat with DeoxIT® D-Series contact cleaner.
     
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    Good to know! I had only used other Deox products to clean already worn contacts.


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    P2's had a problem where the contacts would lose connection in flight causing issues. They even redesigned the connector pads to alleviate the problem.