Video Camera Maintenance Recommendations
Our company manufactures medical devices, and my department is involved with video cameras. I was pleased to find that we are using your DeoxIT ® & DeoxIT® GOLD in a 'cleaning kit' that we send with each camera.
In a medical environment, the camera is cleaned with sterilants or disinfectant cleaners (similar to the cleaning of Infant Security transmitters). Over time, the DeoxIT® GOLD does get removed. Therefore, we recommend cleaning the 'gold fingers' of the card-edge connector at the end of the camera cable.
This connector mates with a gold-plated receptacle connector. The instructions direct the user to apply DeoxIT® on the receptacle, followed by DeoxIT® GOLD. However, for the card-edge fingers, the user is advised to use only DeoxIT ®, and this makes no sense to me.
1. Would you advise using DeoxIT® GOLD in the final step for both?
ANSWER: Yes, we would.
The video cameras have internal flex-strip connectors, similar to a card-edge connector, but a tighter geometry, and the substrate is a polyamide film instead of a circuit board, and polyamide films absorb moisture.
2. Would the DeoxIT® GOLD also would be absorbed?
ANSWER: I would apply the DeoxIT® GOLD to the connections, wiping off any excess, then wait a week to evaluate. If nothing happens, it should be fine.
The video cameras get higher-speed signals as the camera resolution increases.
3. Are there any cautions to using DeoxIT® GOLD for very high-speed electronic connectors.
4. Will DeoxIT® GOLD affect the dielectric properties in connectors for high-speed signals?
ANSWER: It's a good application for the DeoxIT® GOLD, and there should be no adverse effects.
DeoxIT® GOLD (formerly ProGold)
DeoxIT® GOLD GxL (formerly ProGold GxL)
DeoxIT® SHIELD (formerly PreservIT)
DeoxIT® FaderLube (formerly CaiLube MCL)
DeoxIT® FaderGrease (formerly CaiLube MCL P20 & P40)
DeoxIT® Grease Type M260 & L260 Paste (formerly CaiLube Grease)