EmilyD wrote:^Rhino! wrote:Yes to the silicone. and make sure you give wiring a generous coat. The first time I went to the playa I started having corrosion problems on the battery of my truck. That was solved using the little anti-corrosive felt rings you can get at an auto parts store for under a couple of dollars.
My research into the dust continues. Fascinating stuff.
Thanks ^Rhino...I'll check out those felt rings. All in all we'll have 4 batteries and we don't want them corroding. There's a tiny little semi-exposed wire couplet that holds our trailer fuse. If that fucks up we're screwed. It will be coated liberally.
I presume you're talking about a spray on electrical silicone?
I hope we're talking about the same form of silicone.
Silione dielectric grease is available in small tubes, but I recommend a large tub.
It will last you a while.
Carlton-bates or some other electronic supply house is the easiest source.
Bearing grease, especially high temperature moly, can be used in an emergency, but bear in mind that some grease is conductive and/or flammable.
Silicone conformal coating or something similar can be used on circuit boards and some rigid circuits.
I love the clear silicone.
Best clear coat I've ever seen.
I haven't had any electrical corrosion issues myself.
(Silicone caulk is extremely corrosive to metal.)