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Old 10-09-2015, 06:44 PM   #1
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Can I use dielectric grease on 50A umbilical

The male adapter on the 50A power cord which came with the Winnebago does not have a handle and is difficult to remove from the outlet.

I was wondering if I could put dielectric grease on the contacts to make removal from the power source easier.

An obvious downside would be the collection of dirt so I would probably have to wipe the contacts when not connected.

Thanks in advance.
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It will be just fine. I have been a computer tech for many years and have used DG on many stubborn plugs. As you say, just keep it clean.
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Old 10-09-2015, 06:54 PM   #3
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I have been using it for 12 years, never any problems. I also did linework for a utility company we always used it on the connections.
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The male adapter on the 50A power cord which came with the Winnebago does not have a handle and is difficult to remove from the outlet.

I was wondering if I could put dielectric grease on the contacts to make removal from the power source easier.

An obvious downside would be the collection of dirt so I would probably have to wipe the contacts when not connected.

Thanks in advance.

This would make it easier:

http://www.coilnwrap.com/products/PL...p-4-prong.html


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Old 10-09-2015, 08:02 PM   #5
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This would make it easier:

PLUG DOGS 50 Amp 4 prong - Coil nWrap a Cool RV Products Store


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Now that is a great idea!
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Iiiiiii Like it!!!
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Grease also makes it slide easier reducing stress as well as reducing oxidation.

Get some plastic bags like those from the market and cover plug as soon as pulled to keep dirt out.
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The male adapter on the 50A power cord which came with the Winnebago does not have a handle and is difficult to remove from the outlet.

I was wondering if I could put dielectric grease on the contacts to make removal from the power source easier.

An obvious downside would be the collection of dirt so I would probably have to wipe the contacts when not connected.

Thanks in advance.
We really don't use "dielectric" grease though we often call it that. It is contact grease or oxidation retardant grease. It does not insulate as dielectric grease does. I use the stuff found at HD or Lowe's in the electrical department. Oxi-guard or No-Ox or some name like that is what I use. We had big tubes of this stuff in the phone company that we used on our DC busses and battery terminals. It was a heavy, special grease. The stuff from the store is a dark gray and not very dense. I wipe a small amount onto the plug contacts after I clean them with emery cloth. The film is minimal.

I used dielectric grease as a heat sync compound for transistors many, many moons ago.

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