flippy wrote: ↑
Dec 08, 2017 2:52 pm
i am talking about using proper milspec connectors rated for the task, not stuff to fix dodgy undersized connectors.
The military use it on their military spec connectors; for 15 years of corrosion free, vibration proof connections.
NASA use it on their space spec connectors to ensure 15 years of good connections through the vagaries of extreme vibrations during launch and temperature swings of 4-500°K up to once every two hours. And because there are no(*) service calls in space.
It's well tested, well proven and widely used, and for much more than "fixing dodgy connectors" -- although it will often do that too, even loose and corroded ones, where "using a better connector" is either prohibitive or impossible -- but that isn't the purpose I was suggesting here.
That purpose was providing reliable high current, flat surface pressure (bolt) connections between disparate metals by filling microscopic surface voids and preventing oxide formation.
But, no one is forcing you to consider it; and I don't benefit a jot either way. Just passing on a suggestion for something I've found useful and reliable since I first discovered it by reading the writings of Jerry Pournelle in the long defunct Byte magazine over 30 years ago.