Connector Grease

Applying a dielectric synthetic connector grease to electrical connectors gives numerous advantages. Connector grease guards against oxidation, fretting corrosion, contact wear and extends connector functional life. The application of a connector grease can ensure equipment reliability and prevent expensive device warranty costs.

A thin film of lubricant can also reduce electrical mating force by as much as 80 percent. For electronic connectors with dozens or even hundreds of pins or for automotive connectors that are in hard-to-reach places, a low insertion force makes assembly more efficient and ensures solid connections.

Please take a look at the various electrical connector grease related articles below, including test videos, theory and product selection help.

Lubricant Additive overview

Lubricant Additive overview

There are a variety lubricant additives that we have the ability to include in our grease formulations. Note that we describe our additives, we use terminology relating to the benefit of the additive rather than than giving details of the chemical way in which the benefit is achieved; we don’t…

Pour Point test (ASTM D-97)

Pour Point test (ASTM D-97)

The purpose of the Pour Point test is to help define the lowest operating temperature for an oil. During this relatively simple test, the temperature is slowly reduced and it is noted at what point the fluid becomes too viscous to flow. Some times Pour Point is referred to as…

Grease thickener characteristics

Grease thickener characteristics

The grease range we offer uses a wide variety of thickener systems. The various characteristics of the thickener (also known as gellant – US terminology) gives the ability of our grease formulators to meet the challenges faced by our customers. Formulating a grease generally involves balancing the pros and cons…

Introduction to Alkylated Naphthalene

Introduction to Alkylated Naphthalene

Alkylated Naphthalenes (AN) are a reaction of olefins with a naphthalene nucleus resulting in a base oil with excellent thermal and oxidative stability. In addition AN has first-rate hydrolytic stability and is miscible with other synthetic hydrocarbons, most notably Polyalphaolefins (PAO). Alkylated Naphthalenes summary: Keep in mind that if a Alkylated…

Semi-Automated Dispensing of Lubricants

Semi-Automated Dispensing of Lubricants

For grease dose accuracy, consistent repeatability and process control, a semi-automated application method should be considered.  The system setup we are proposing in this article involves the purchase of a small benchtop/desktop pneumatic dispensing device and the chosen grease being purchased pre-filled in specialist syringes that work with these desktop pneumatic…

Watling JCB case study-Electrical Connector Grease

Watling JCB case study-Electrical Connector Grease

Watling JCB sell new and used JCB excavators, loaders and other JCB construction machinery. Service engineers were experiencing water ingress issues on the engine to chassis harness connector (known as the interconnect), the resulting corrosion of the connector pins causing loss of connectivity over time. This electrical connector which has…

Lubricants and possible plastic or rubber compatibility issues

Lubricants and possible plastic or rubber compatibility issues

If you are trialling the use of a grease or oil in a prototype device then you will appreciate how crucial lubricants can be; extending the functional life of components, improving the tactile feel of customer operated controls…the reasons to include a lubricant are many and well worthwhile. Before you…

Introduction to Perfluoropolyether (PFPE)

Introduction to Perfluoropolyether (PFPE)

Perfluoropolyether (PFPE) oils are chemically inert, capable of handling extreme temperatures and also hazardous operating environments, PFPEs are resistant against fuels, solvents and chemicals, examples such as sulphuric acid and sodium hydroxide. PFPEs are composed entirely of carbon, fluorine and oxygen. PFPE summary: Keep in mind that if a PFPE…

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