DeoxIT® Grease - High Current & Low Voltage Applications
I would like to start using the DeoxIT® Grease with copper particles to eliminate routine cleaning and arcing in a high current/low voltage application.
There are multiple sets of contact shoes hitting "charging plates" repeatedly. The charge plates are hit every 50-60 seconds by a set of heavily spring loaded shoes for 10-12 hours/day. The location is outdoors and gets wet with rain and/or routine hose downs. I am hoping you can offer a guess as to the frequency of application we should expect.
Make sure the contact surface is clean, then treat the area with DeoxIT® contact cleaner. Apply DeoxIT® SHIELD next, and finish with DeoxIT® Grease with copper particles.
With repeated exposure to the elements and daily washing, the DeoxIT® Grease will eventually move away, so the application of the DeoxIT® SHIELD is a good idea.
We can't provide a guesstimate of length of efficacy, but this approach will last far longer than whatever you're presently using.
Although the products come in a variety of versions, the 5% aerosol spray DeoxIT® and DeoxIT® SHIELD would be best for your situation.
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).