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Old 07-03-2013, 09:26 AM   #11
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Glenn, I used to put dielectric grease on my boat trailer connections all the time. Maybe that is why I always had problems. There is much debate on the Internet about this, pros and cons.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:17 AM   #12
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I use dielectric grease on all wire connections. It has drastically reduced the number of failure in the connection. The conductivity occurs through the metal to metal contact, which the dielectric grease does not reduce, and not through the air in which corrosion happens, which gets filled with the grease to eliminate this corrosion.

It is especially helpful in moist or wet conditions where corrosion is accelerated.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:26 AM   #13
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When you have problems then it is due to the poor metal to metal contact in the connection and the grease won't help or could possibly make it worse.
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:05 AM   #14
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The grease will not make it worse, but if a problem with poor contact exists, it does have to be remedied first. Then apply the grease. Auto shops use dielectric grease all the time. There are some types of electrical compression connectors that come pre-loaded with the grease.

Dielectric grease does not solve a problem, it stops (or at least slows) the chance of the problem arising.
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:43 PM   #15
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Innovative Products of America 7-Way Spade Pin Towing Maintenance Kit
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Best to test before swapping parts.
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:23 PM   #16
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That seems a little bit pricy. I think I will spend the money on beer or a bottle of Jack Daniels instead, and take my chances on being able to maintain and repair my 7-pin connectors without the kit.
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