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Old 11-21-2014, 06:15 AM   #1
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Lubricate 50 amp connection?

Is there a product that I can put on my cord where it connects to the motorhome? I don't mind asking because I have seen amazing results on this site. Thanks to all.

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Old 11-21-2014, 06:23 AM   #2
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Dielectric Grease vs Conductive Grease

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Old 11-21-2014, 07:13 AM   #3
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More important the dielectric grease are clean plug prongs. Use Emory cloth or sandpaper and clean the prongs first, then if you want to lubricate them use the dielectric grease. Only a light coating.

On the 12 volt side, After cleaning my battery connections, I will coat them with a light coating of vasoline. Don't need much, the vasoline melts and coats the connector and terminal and prevents the formation of corrosion. I will wipe off any excess that flows onto the battery over the next few months.
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in my experience in the electric power field, conductive grease works well for bolted connections that don't move. I use it on battery posts to prevent corrosion. However it tends to collect dirt and grime, especially on a power plug that comes into contact with the ground. ( no pun intended there ). Getting the connections shiny clean with emory paper or very fine steel wool is your best bet. And yes I have run into campground pedestals with corroded receptacles that were difficult to plug into.
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Dielectric grease but a very light coating. Wipe off each time before connecting.
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This is an excellent product that provides cleaning and lubrication to make it much easier to use your plug:

Hosa Cable D5S6 Deoxit Contact Cleaner Spray

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