Features April 2017 Issue

Conductive Greases vs. Corrosion

Many marine installations call for dielectric grease to seal out moisture and prevent oxidation at electrical connections. During the course of our multi-part reporting on greases, several readers asked if a conductive grease would be better for these connections. We have reviewed several conductive greases (see “Marine Wiring: Are the Pricey Options Worth the Cost?” Practical Sailor, December 2010), testing their ability to protect wires and terminals for extended periods in a salt spray chamber,…

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