Electrical Contact Lubricant | Harley-Davidson USA (2023)

  1. Recommended 91 octane (95 RON) or higher fuel (R+M)/2.

  2. Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.

  3. Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.

  4. See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.

  5. Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family conducted by Harley-Davidson under ideal laboratory conditions. Not all motorcycle models undergo fuel economy testing. Fuel economy and mileage may vary among motorcycle models within a family. Your mileage may vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition and vehicle configuration and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.

  6. Prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices for base models. Options such as color are available at additional cost. Prices exclude tax, title, licensing, registration fees, destination charges, surcharges (attributable to raw materials costs in the product supply chain), added accessories, and additional dealer charges, if any, and are subject to change. Harley-Davidson reimburses dealers for performing manufacturer-specified pre-delivery inspection and setup tasks. Dealer prices may vary.

  7. Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.

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  8. North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.

  9. Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.

  10. Financing Offer available only on new Harley‑Davidson®motorcycles financed through Eaglemark Savings Bank (ESB) and is subject to credit approval. Not all applicants will qualify. 4.25% APR offer is available on new Harley‑Davidson®motorcycles to high credit tier customers at ESB and only for up to a 60 month term. The APR may vary based on the applicant’s past credit performance and the term of the loan. For example, a 2022 Road Glide®Limited motorcycle in Vivid Black with an MSRP of $28,729, no down payment and amount financed of $28,729, 60 month repayment term, and 4.25% APR results in monthly payments of $532.34. In this example, customer is responsible for applicable taxes, title, licensing fees and any other fees or charges at the time of sale. APR is calculated according to the simple interest method. Not valid in conjunction with other offers. Other terms, conditions, and limitations may apply. Dealer participation may vary. Financing offer is subject to change or cancellation at any time. See your Harley‑Davidson®Dealership for details.

  11. Financing Offer available for Used Harley‑Davidson®motorcycles financed through Eaglemark Savings Bank (ESB) and is subject to credit approval. Not all applicants will qualify. 5.25% APR offer is available on Used Harley‑Davidson®motorcycles to high credit tier customers at ESB and only for up to a 60 month term. The APR may vary based on the applicant’s past credit performance and the term of the loan. For example, a 2015 Softail®Deluxe model in Vivid Black with a sale price of $17,845, no down payment and amount financed of $17,845, 60 month repayment term, and 5.25% APR results in monthly payments of $338.80 In this example, customer is responsible for applicable taxes, title, licensing fees and any other fees or charges at the time of sale. APR is calculated according to the simple interest method. Not valid in conjunction with other offers. Other terms, conditions, and limitations may apply. Dealer participation may vary. Financing offer is subject to change or cancellation at any time. See your Harley‑Davidson®Dealership for details.

  12. 1. The customer (“Purchaser”) must purchase a new or used model year 2013 or newer Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle available and in stock a participating U.S. H-D dealer ("Eligible Motorcycle") between February 1, 2019 and August 31, 2019 ("Sales Period").
    2. Purchaser who purchases an Eligible Motorcycle during the Sales Period has the option to trade-in the Eligible Motorcycle at its original purchase price towards the purchase of a new, unregistered, model year 2017, 2018, 2019 or 2020 Harley-Davidson Touring, Trike, Softail, Dyna, Sportster, Street or Special 3. Edition/Shrine Big Twin motorcycle (“Eligible Trade-Up Motorcycle”). Offer is limited to one claim per eligible VIN. Excludes Police Models.
    The trade-in must occur no later than August 31, 2020 (“Trade-Up Period”).
    4. Customers must redeem the offer at the same H-D dealership where the Eligible Motorcycle purchase originated. Certain exceptions apply for customers who move during the Trade-Up period. See participating H-D dealer for details.
    5. The owner must have the original bill of sale and title in the original owner’s name as valid proof of purchase of the qualifying new motorcycle at time of trade-in to qualify for this offer.
    6. Original purchase price does not include taxes, title, registration, license fees, state fees, parts and accessories, dealer set-up/prep/freight charges, ancillary products (e.g., Extended Service Plans, GAP, wheel and tire coverage, etc…) and other dealer add-ons, regardless of the amount actually paid.
    7. The offer only applies to Eligible Motorcycles submitted for trade-in on a new, unregistered Eligible Trade-Up Motorcycle of greater value and not the same model. Offer is limited to one claim per eligible VIN. Offer is limited to one claim per customer.
    8. The Purchaser is responsible for the difference between the trade-in value of the Eligible Motorcycle and the purchase price of the Eligible Trade-Up Motorcycle.
    9. Trade-in must be a vehicle in good condition and good working order. Tires, suspension, engine, and transmission must all be within factory specifications and are subject to inspection by the participating H-D dealer. Vehicle exterior cannot reflect neglect or abuse. The participating H-D dealer will make the sole determination regarding whether the trade-in is in good working condition and good working order.
    10. The purchaser is responsible for all costs of operating and maintaining the Eligible Motorcycle prior to trade-in.
    11. This offer may not be combined with any other promotions, offers or discounts without the express permission of Harley-Davidson. However, qualified customers can use Harley-Davidson Financial Services special financing promotions in conjunction with the Freedom Promise. The Freedom Promise trade-in benefit will not be considered as part of the rider’s down payment.
    12. This offer is not transferable except to the original owner’s spouse or to the original owner’s legally recognized domestic partner, provided such person lives in the same household and has the same permanent address as the original owner. The H-D dealer may require documentation to substantiate this relationship before extending the offer to the spouse or domestic partner.
    13. Eligible Trade-Up Motorcycles must be taken from dealer stock and are not available on future motorcycle orders, deliveries or deposits outside the Trade-Up Period. Certain models of motorcycles may not be available at some participating dealers.
    14. Valid only at participating U.S. H-D dealerships. Offer not valid in Hawaii. Non-transferrable. Cannot be redeemed for cash or cash equivalent. Offer not valid on motorcycles purchased and/or delivered outside the Sales Period or outside the U.S. Harley-Davidson and/or H-D dealer are not responsible for lost or stolen proof of purchase documentation. Offer is subject to change without notice. Void where prohibited.

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  15. Financing Offer available only on Used Harley‑Davidson Street®motorcycles financed through Eaglemark Savings Bank (ESB) and is subject to credit approval. Not all applicants will qualify. 6.25% APR offer is available only to high credit tier customers at ESB and only for up to a 72 month term. The APR may vary based on the applicant’s past credit performance and the term of the loan. For example, a 2015 Street™ XG500 motorcycle model in Vivid Black with a sale price of $6,799, no down payment and amount financed of $6,799, 72 month repayment term, and 6.25% APR results in monthly payments of $113.48. In this example, customer is responsible for applicable taxes, title, licensing fees and any other fees or charges at the time of sale. APR is calculated according to the simple interest method. Not valid in conjunction with other offers. Other terms, conditions, and limitations may apply. Dealer participation may vary. Financing offer is subject to change or cancellation at any time. See your Harley‑Davidson®Dealership for details.

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  16. Financing Offer available only on new Harley‑Davidson®motorcycles financed through Eaglemark Savings Bank (ESB) and is subject to credit approval. Not all applicants will qualify. 3.75% APR offer is available on new Harley‑Davidson®motorcycles to high credit tier customers at ESB and only for up to a 60 month term. The APR may vary based on the applicant’s past credit performance and the term of the loan. For example, a 2022 Heritage Classic 114 in Vivid Black with an MSRP of $20,799, 10% down payment and amount financed of $18,719.10, 60 month repayment term, and 3.75% APR results in monthly payments of $342.63. In this example, customer is responsible for applicable taxes, title, licensing fees and any other fees or charges at the time of sale. APR is calculated according to the simple interest method. Not valid in conjunction with other offers. Other terms, conditions, and limitations may apply. Dealer participation may vary. Financing offer is subject to change or cancellation at anytime. See your Harley-Davidson®Dealership for details.

  17. Financing Offer available only on used Harley‑Davidson motorcycles financed through Eaglemark Savings Bank (ESB) and is subject to credit approval. Not all applicants will qualify. 4.75% APR offer is available only to high credit tier customers who have completed a Riding Academy, Skilled Riders, MSF or other state accredited course within 180 days of application date and only for up to a 60 month term. The APR may vary based on the applicant’s past credit performance and the term of the loan. For example, a 2019 Harley-Davidson Street® 750 model in Vivid Black with sale price of $7,599, 10% down payment and amount financed of $6,839.10, 60 month repayment term, and 4.75% APR results in monthly payments of $128.28. In this example, customer is responsible for applicable taxes, title, licensing fees and any other fees or charges at the time of sale. APR is calculated according to the simple interest method. Not valid in conjunction with other offers. Other terms, conditions, and limitations may apply. Dealer participation may vary. Financing offer is subject to change or cancellation at anytime. See your Harley-Davidson® Dealership for details.

  18. The creditor and issuer of the Harley‑Davidson®Visa®card is U.S. Bank National Association, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc.

  19. Financing offer available only to Active United States Military personnel and only on Harley‑Davidson®motorcycles financed through Eaglemark Savings Bank and is subject to credit approval. Not all applicants will qualify. No Money Down offer is available only to well-qualified credit tier applicants. 6.15% APR offer is available only to the highest credit tier applicants and only for up to 60 months term. The APR and down payment may vary based on the applicant’s past credit performance and the term of the loan. For example, a 2022 Softail® Standardmotorcycle in Vivid Black with an MSRP of $13,949, no down payment and amount financed of $13,949, 60 month repayment term and 6.15% APR results in monthly payments of $270.65. In this example, customer is responsible for applicable taxes, title, licensing fees and any other fees or charges at the time of sale. APR is calculated according to the simple interest method. Not valid in conjunction with other offers. Other terms, conditions and limitations may apply. Financing offer is subject to change or cancellation at any time. See your Harley‑Davidson®Dealership for details. Active Military includes: United States Army, Navy, Marine, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserves.

  20. *Financing Offer available only on new Harley-Davidson® motorcycles financed through Eaglemark Savings Bank (ESB) and is subject to credit approval. Not all applicants will qualify. This 9.25% offer is available on new Harley Davidson® motorcycles to high credit tier customers at ESB and only for up to an 84-month term. The APR may vary based on the applicant’s past credit performance and the term of the loan. For example, a 2022 Iron 883™ motorcycle in Black Denim with an MSRP of $11,249, a 10% down payment and amount financed of $10,124.10, 84-month repayment term, and 9.25% APR results in monthly payments of $164.17. In this example, customer is responsible for applicable taxes, title, licensing fees and any other fees or charges at the time of sale. APR is calculated according to the simple interest method. Not valid in conjunction with other offers. Other terms, conditions, and limitations may apply. Dealer participation may vary. Financing offer is subject to change or cancellation at any time. See your Harley-Davidson® Dealership for details.

  21. *Financing Offer available only on new Harley-Davidson®motorcycles financed through Eaglemark Savings Bank (ESB) and is subject to credit approval. Not all applicants will qualify. This 8.75% offer is available on new Harley Davidson®motorcycles to high credit tier customers at ESB and only for up to an 84-month term. The APR may vary based on the applicant’s past credit performance and the term of the loan. For example, a 2022 Softail®Standard motorcycle in Vivid Black with an MSRP of $13,949, a 10% down payment and amount financed of $12,554.10, 84-month repayment term, and 8.75% APR results in monthly payments of $200.39. In this example, customer is responsible for applicable taxes, title, licensing fees and any other fees or charges at the time of sale. APR is calculated according to the simple interest method. Not valid in conjunction with other offers. Other terms, conditions, and limitations may apply. Dealer participation may vary. Financing offer is subject to change or cancellation at any time. See your Harley-Davidson®Dealership for details.

  22. *Financing Offer available only on new Harley-Davidson®motorcycles financed through Eaglemark Savings Bank (ESB) and is subject to credit approval. Not all applicants will qualify. This 8.75% offer is available on new Harley Davidson®motorcycles to high credit tier customers at ESB and only for up to an 84-month term. The APR may vary based on the applicant’s past credit performance and the term of the loan. For example, a 2022 Electra Glide®Standard motorcycle in Vivid Black with an MSRP of $19,429, a 10% down payment and amount financed of $17,486.10, 84-month repayment term, and 8.75% APR results in monthly payments of $279.12. In this example, customer is responsible for applicable taxes, title, licensing fees and any other fees or charges at the time of sale. APR is calculated according to the simple interest method. Not valid in conjunction with other offers. Other terms, conditions, and limitations may apply. Dealer participation may vary. Financing offer is subject to change or cancellation at any time. See your Harley-Davidson®Dealership for details.

  23. Prices listed are generally the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), excluding taxes, shipping, added accessories, added additional dealer charges and are subject to change without notice. Prices and selection at local dealerships may vary. All taxes are extra. STACYC reserves the right without prior notice to discontinue at any time any of the items herein or change specifications or designs without incurring any obligation to the customer. All items are subject to availability and prior sale by our dealers.

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  24. Riding range estimates provided following the SAE J2982 and are based on expected performance of a fully-charged battery when operated under specified conditions. Actual range will vary depending on riding habits, ambient weather and equipment conditions.

  25. Financing Offer available only on new 2019 Harley-Davidson®Touringmotorcycle models financed through Eaglemark Savings Bank and is subject to credit approval. Not all applicants will qualify as the Annual Percentage Rate (APR) will vary based on the applicant’s past credit performance and the term of the loan. Financing offer is available only for up to a 60 month term. For example, a 2019RoadGlide®Specialmotorcycle in Billiard Blue with an MSRP of $27,989, no down payment and amount financed of $27,989, 60 month repayment term, and 2.99% APR results in monthly payments of $502.80. In this example, customer is responsible for applicable taxes, title, licensing fees and any other fees or charges at the time of sale. APR is calculated according to the simple interest method. Not valid in conjunction with other offers. Customer must take delivery by September 30, 2019. Other terms, conditions, and limitations may apply. Dealer participation may vary. Financing offer is subject to change or cancellation at anytime. See a Harley-Davidson® Dealer for details.

  26. Free DC Fast Charging at participating H-D dealerships and 500 kw hours at Electrify America Charge Stations.

  27. Potential government incentives are identified for informational purposes only. Federal tax credit may be 10% of the cost of the qualified vehicle, up to $2,500. Availability and eligibility vary, may change without notice and are beyond the control of Harley-Davidson. Eligibility and amount of credits and rebates depend on your personal situation. Please consult your tax professional and your state or federal agency for details and eligibility requirements.

  28. Surcharges attributable to raw materials costs in the product supply chain

  29. $75 USD / $100 CAD Voucher valid at participating U.S. & Canadian H-D Dealers towards the purchase of Genuine H-D Parts & Accessories and General Merchandise.

    The private promotional offer is valid for the customer named in this offer only and is non-transferable except to the spouse, domestic partner or child living within the same household as the customer named in the offer (must be same residential address). Offer valid on purchase of Genuine H-D Parts & Accessories and General Merchandise only made on or between December 27, 2021 through March 31, 2022.

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    The $75 USD / $100 CAD voucher cannot be used towards the down payment on a motorcycle, must be used by March 31, 2022, can be applied to current customer orders that are on backorder but is not available on previous purchases, future motorcycle orders, or deposits outside of the Sales Period. Limit one $75 USD / $100 CAD voucher per 2021 Pan America and Pan America Special motorcycle at authorized Harley-Davidson dealerships. Harley-Davidson and/or dealer are not responsible for lost or stolen offer codes. Offer is subject to change at any time without notice. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Cannot be redeemed for cash or cash equivalent and is non-refundable.

    Promotion expires March 31, 2022

  30. $50 USD / $50 CAD Offer Code valid at participating U.S. & Canadian H-D Dealers towards the purchase of Genuine H-D Parts & Accessories.

    The private promotional offer is valid for the customer named in this offer only and is nontransferable except to the spouse, domestic partner or child living within the same household and at the same residential address as the customer named in the offer. Offer valid on the purchase of Genuine H-D Parts & Accessories and General Merchandise only made on or between August 1, 2022 through September 30, 2022 (the “Sales Period”) at a H-D dealership.

    The $50 USD / $50 CAD offer code cannot be used towards the down payment on a motorcycle, must be used by September 30, 2022, and is not available to be applied on previous purchases, future motorcycle orders, or deposits outside of the Sales Period. Limit one $50 USD / $50 CAD offer code per 2021 or 2022 Harley-Davidson motorcycle purchased at authorized HarleyDavidson dealerships. It is single use only. Harley-Davidson and/or dealer are not responsible for lost or stolen offer codes. Offer is subject to change by Harley-Davidson at any time without notice. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Cannot be redeemed for cash or cash equivalent and is non-refundable.

    Promotion expires September 30, 2022.

FAQs

What can I use to lubricate electrical contacts? ›

Simple petroleum jelly is often used instead of terminal grease, and a simple oil can be used instead of contact spray. They don't contain corrosion inhibitors, but due to their greasy nature, are mostly good enough.

Can I use silicone spray on electrical connections? ›

DO NOT USE SILICONE SPRAY ON ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS, SWITCHES, RELAYS, ETC. There have been numerous reports that silicone spray can cause contact problems in switches, noted in multiple posts regarding automotive problems.

Where is dielectric grease used? ›

Dielectric grease is often used for battery terminals to prevent fusing and corrosion as well as high-energy ignition systems to prevent voltage leakage; however, it can also be used in combination with other various terminals and connectors, such as butt connectors, ring, spade, and heat shrink terminals.

Is there a conductive grease? ›

Conductive grease typically serves as a ground. For example, it is applied to ball bearings in computer equipment where it allows static discharge to pass through the bearing instead of building up, arcing, and pitting the rolling element or fluting the raceway - accelerating wear.

What is the best grease for electrical contacts? ›

Because of its high electrical conductivity, low cost, and ease of use, 846 is an ideal electritions grease. It can be used for electrical connections in applications like RV house battery terminals.

Is WD-40 good for electrical contacts? ›

It dries quickly, leave no residue and removes over 95% of common surface contaminants, making it the best at cleaning electrical contacts and for optimal performance of equipment.

What do you spray on electrical connections? ›

The terminals and electrical connectors can be treated with a spray of WD-40® Specialist® Fast Drying Contact Cleaner which eliminates various types of residue and condensation on electrical or electronic equipment, including delicate materials.

Can Vaseline be used as dielectric grease? ›

On a comparison table, the dielectric grease is considered to be more superior than Vaseline when it comes to preserving connections. As such, petroleum jelly (or Vaseline) is weaker and would not last more than the dielectric grease when exposed to extreme temperatures. What is this?

Is Vaseline electrically conductive? ›

Vaseline (petroleum jelly) is not a conductor.

Where should you not use dielectric grease? ›

See all 4 photos Since it's a low-viscosity grease, many experts advise not to use dielectric grease in high-temperature components that will see in excess of 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

What should you not use dielectric grease on? ›

Dielectric grease is silicone-based grease that repels moisture and prevents electrical connections from corroding. The grease is a non-conductor of electricity. You are therefore advised not to apply it on mating surfaces of electrical connection.

Is it OK to put dielectric grease on battery terminals? ›

Yes, you can use dielectric grease for battery terminals. Yet, avoid applying it in the vicinity of those connections because they discharge high-current electrical. Battery terminals are a critical engine component responsible for its main electricity working.

Is olive oil electrically conductive? ›

From the results it shows that olive oil is a bad conductor of electric charge and can be used in the fabrication of capacitors for effective capacitance, used as collant in transformers, used as insulators etc and its pose less enviromental danger when spill.

Is wd40 conductive? ›

WD-40 is not a conductor but an insulator with a low dielectric strength of 35KV. It can drive moisture out of electric components, save flooded equipment, and restore electrical connections.

Is silicone grease electrically conductive? ›

Silicone greases are electrically insulating and are often applied to electrical connectors, particularly those containing rubber gaskets, as a means of sealing and protecting the connector. In this context they are often referred to as dielectric grease.

Can too much dielectric grease cause a misfire? ›

Yes it can. Dielectric silicone grease is a non-conductor of electricity.

What is the difference between dielectric grease and electrical grease? ›

Insulating and Conducting Grease

The primary difference between dielectric greases and "conductive" greases is that "conductive" greases and anti-seize greases include some amount of finely-powdered metal. The finely powdered metal is suspended by insulating grease, so it does not conduct.

Can white lithium grease be used on electrical connections? ›

Yes. Lithium grease is usually based on Lithium stearate, which is actually a type of soap.

Can I use brake cleaner to clean electrical contacts? ›

I recommend against it, because the electrical insulation(s) and other parts in the vicinity of the contacts are like to be plastics, organics, composites, that may be damaged by brake cleaner. So, unless you have a switch in a 100% ceramic housing, removed from the wiring, don't do it.

How do you make electronic contact cleaner? ›

A simple 1:1 mixture of isopropyl alcohol and distilled water! It should be noted I actually do use the vinegar and water solution when cleaning the surfaces of plastic cased electronics, because alcohol over time can cause yellowing on certain white or lighter plastic surfaces.

Can you clean electrical contacts with alcohol? ›

The 100% alcohol would be considered as the ideal material to clean any electronic contacts as they evaporate quickly and leave no residue behind.

Is WD-40 silicone spray dielectric? ›

With a dielectric strength of 35KV, WD-40 can restore electrical connections, protect components from moisture and even rescue flooded equipment.

Can I use plumbers grease on electrical connections? ›

Silicone oils are dielectric and so is silicone grease, silicone is generally low cost and widely available. However we do not recommend using any silicone based lubricant for use on electrical connectors or contacts.

Is dielectric grease necessary? ›

Most commonly applied on spark plug boots, lightbulbs, and battery terminals, dielectric grease is, in theory, a protectant like car wax. It's not required, but it could help extend and maintain the life and quality of your vehicle and its parts.

Is silicone paste the same as dielectric grease? ›

Silicone paste, also known as dielectric grease, has applications on components such as brake parts, suspension bushings, spark plug boots and ignition terminals. But service personnel may underestimate its value on basic electrical connections.

What kind of grease do you put on battery terminals? ›

Silicone grease is much better than almost any other product for preventing corrosion on battery terminals and lugs because it has such a wide temperature range and will not liquify at higher temperatures or summer heat - unlike automotive grease, Vaseline, etc.

What kind of grease do you put on spark plugs? ›

Dielectric grease—a non-conductive silicone lubricant—can be applied to the inside of a spark plug's rubber boot to better insulate it. This helps keep the plug protected against moisture and leakage, deters the spark from arcing, and prevents the boot from bonding to the spark plug's ceramic portion.

Can you use Vaseline to pull wire? ›

It's absolutely the best wire-pulling lube I've ever used. I was skeptical at first because of the price per ounce, but you use very little per pull so a single can goes a long way.

Can you use Vaseline to waterproof electrical connections? ›

Dielectric Grease is majorly used for sealing and protecting the electric components. Vaseline r Petroleum jelly is commonly used for coating the iron equipment from corroding. Dielectric Grease does not conduct Electricity. Vaseline is relatively cheaper.

Can you use dielectric grease on 110 volts? ›

I usually apply something like Permatex Dielectric grease to the 110v AC prongs to help ensure a moisture free connection. Make sure you don't just slop it on, use something like a Qtip to lightly apply grease to your connections.

How long will dielectric grease last? ›

When stored in the original unopened containers at or below 90°F (32°C), Dynatex® Dielectric Grease has a shelf life of 12 months from date of shipment. In Countries where high heat and humidity are a factor, special precautions must be taken.

Can you use too much dielectric grease on spark plugs? ›

Can You Use Too Much Dielectric Grease On Spark Plugs? Yes, too much dielectric grease (applying a thick layer to the inside of the spark plug boot) will inhibit your ability to push the socket all the way. Ensure that none of the dielectric grease comes into contact with the metal terminals or spark plug threads.

Can you put dielectric grease on fuses? ›

5. Fuse Boxes. If you've got an external fuse box or standalone fuse blocks for some extra electrical accessories, then putting a bead of dielectric grease around its latches and seams can work wonders in keeping off-road grit and moisture out.

Does dielectric grease harm rubber? ›

Since dielectric grease is a silicone grease, it should not be used on silicone-based rubbers or plastics, as it will break them down over time. The grease does not conduct electricity, so it shouldn't be applied directly to the mating surfaces (pins and sockets) of an electrical connection.

Can I use dielectric grease on light bulbs? ›

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Can I put Vaseline on battery terminals? ›

Once the terminals are dry, dab a bit of petroleum jelly onto them. This will lubricate them, help prevent further corrosion, and help strengthen the connection. Reattach the positive and negative cables, and you're all set! Be careful, too much petroleum jelly can cause a poor connection.

What is the best battery terminal protector? ›

Believe it or not, the humble pot of Vaseline is one of the best protectors when it comes to corrosion on battery terminals. It works superbly, lasts a long time, and it is, of course, incredibly cheap.

Can you put wd40 on battery terminals? ›

Spray WD-40 on each of the battery terminals and cable connections if they're also covered in grime. Leave it for a few minutes, scrub it with the brush, and rinse with hot water. Repeat this step till the corrosion is gone.

Can you use isopropyl alcohol to clean electrical connectors? ›

A cloth, cotton swab, or cotton swab can be applied with Isopropyl Alcohol 99% to the electronic parts that need to be cleaned, but be sure not to leave any fibers on the device components.

How do you lubricate an electrical outlet? ›

  1. Clean any loose corrosion from the metal contacts or wires, using the metal wire brush.
  2. Wipe the connectors thoroughly using the de-oxidizing fluid, applied with a foam-tip swab.
  3. Allow the de-oxidizing fluid to flash dry. ...
  4. Spray, dip, or wipe a thin layer of the electrical lubricant on the wire or contact.

Can you use rubbing alcohol to clean electrical contacts? ›

It is safe to use alcohol to clean electrical contacts. My preferred cleaner has always been Acetone. It cuts oil, carbon and other residues better than alcohol. While you are at it, you should also check if the contacts need burnishing.

Can I use brake cleaner on electrical contacts? ›

I recommend against it, because the electrical insulation(s) and other parts in the vicinity of the contacts are like to be plastics, organics, composites, that may be damaged by brake cleaner. So, unless you have a switch in a 100% ceramic housing, removed from the wiring, don't do it.

Can hydrogen peroxide clean electrical contacts? ›

Chemically, hydrogen peroxide is an effective grease and dirt cleaner, but it's not conducive to electrical connections. Cleaning electrical contacts with hydrogen peroxide leads to the unwanted corrosion of contacts and wires.

Can I use vinegar to clean electrical contacts? ›

It can be difficult to directly clean all the tight areas of electrical connectors and switches, so you may need to use some kind of chemical method. On the mild side, a mild acid like vinegar can be used, and other agents are offered for battery terminal cleaning, such as baking soda.

What is a good substitute for contact cleaner? ›

What Are Some Good Electrical Contact Cleaner Substitutes?
  • Isopropyl Alcohol. When using isopropyl alcohol as a contact cleaner, you must be sure to use the purest grade possible. ...
  • Acetone. ...
  • WD40. ...
  • Vinegar. ...
  • Water. ...
  • Rubbing Alcohol.
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Is WD 40 electrically conductive? ›

WD-40 is not a conductor but an insulator with a low dielectric strength of 35KV. It can drive moisture out of electric components, save flooded equipment, and restore electrical connections.

Can dielectric grease be used as a lubricant? ›

Dielectric grease is not for lubricating metal parts. Instead, it is for insulating and protecting electrical contacts. It also has some use as a lubricant, but primarily for plastic and rubber parts, especially when these materials come into contact with metal.

Does dielectric grease make a better connection? ›

Q: So Does Dielectric Grease Improve a Connection? A: No, dielectric grease is not conductive, so it does not improve connectivity. It helps maintain a good connection, though.

How do you make your own electrical contact cleaner? ›

A simple 1:1 mixture of isopropyl alcohol and distilled water! It should be noted I actually do use the vinegar and water solution when cleaning the surfaces of plastic cased electronics, because alcohol over time can cause yellowing on certain white or lighter plastic surfaces.

Can I use carb cleaner to clean electrical contacts? ›

You can. I use a corner of a business card (or similar) with a shot of carb cleaner to burnish, and clean the contacts. Use a shot of canned air to make sure the cleaner has been fully evaporated - otherwise sparking from the contacts could cause further problems.

What can I use to clean car electrical connections? ›

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What is contact cleaner made of? ›

Simply put, contact cleaners are typically aerosols filled with compressed air and a cleaning agent that evaporates. A number of cleaning agents can be used; however, isopropyl alcohol is perhaps the most widely used chemical agent for this purpose.

How do you clean contactor contacts? ›

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