basic switch lubricant

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Thu Apr 28 21:16:36 CDT 2016

On 04/28/2016 06:50 PM, Charles Dickman wrote:
> I have been cleaning a PDP-8/e front panel and some of the switches 
> are not as free as others. The switches are simple slider basic 
> switches. I have taken similar switches apart and noticed that there 
> is a brown/red grease on the contacts.
> Any suggestions on the proper grease for a low voltage contact.


I'd use the same thing that I use on automotive contacts--what's
referred to as "dielectric grease".  Available in the auto section of
almost any big-box store.  Comes in a tube, is colorless and a bit

--other Chuck

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