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Old 02-24-2013, 01:23 AM   #1
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Electric Grease?

Somewhere in my fogged memory, I think there is a product (grease) for use on electrical connections. If this thought is correct, what is the name of the product? What type of store has it? Can it be used on, or in, the trailer plug going to the tow vehicle?
The trailer is a 2012, 2109S Mini Lite. The tow vehicle is a 2013, Silverado, 3/4 ton.
Thank. Robert
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:09 AM   #2
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Robert,

Do a google on "dielectric grease"

There are plenty of products that provide protection from corrosion but are not conductive.

It is available at most automotive stores, and the big box stores.

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Somewhere in my fogged memory, I think there is a product (grease) for use on electrical connections. If this thought is correct, what is the name of the product? What type of store has it? Can it be used on, or in, the trailer plug going to the tow vehicle?
The trailer is a 2012, 2109S Mini Lite. The tow vehicle is a 2013, Silverado, 3/4 ton.
Thank. Robert

Home Depot Electric Department. Near the plastic wire ties and connectors.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:00 AM   #4
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DC4 from Dow we use it on all our connectors acft, and when I was in Boeing flight test it was called out in our process specs FA18EF...
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:01 AM   #5
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a little grease is a lot! you only need a thin film on the contacts. When not using the connection, keep it protected from dust and dirt. That grease attracts dust like a magnet.

My 7pin has a dust cover on the truck side but the plug side I put under the propane tank cover.
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Dow Corning - DOW-DC4 - Electrical Insulating Compound - Chief Aircraft Inc.

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dielectric grease

Thanks to everyone for the help. Home Depot is a few blocks away, so I will go visit them first.

Robert
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Robert,

Do a google on "dielectric grease"

There are plenty of products that provide protection from corrosion but are not conductive.

It is available at most automotive stores, and the big box stores.

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Another source is auto parts stores. They sometimes can even give you small packets of them that comes with the bulk order of spark plugs. I have two or three of these little packets in my toolbox for each spring when i reconnect the battery and then add some to the 7-pin connector too before plugging into the TV for the first trial tow.
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a shot of wd 40 works well too.
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