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opinions on electrical sprays please

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I have 3 "protectant" sprays.

1 says its for cat5 cable ends. (has petroleum distillates)

1 is CRC 2-26 electrical spray. (has petroleum distillates)

1 is pure silicone spray (no petroleum)

Which is best for cat5 cable ends used outdoors?

Under what circumstances/ situations would each be appropriate?

Thanks!

tj

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I can say from my experience last year do not use the crc 2-26: it will make the RJ45 connecters brittle and crack them. I thought i'd be smart and just spray them so i would not have to replace any, but i ended up replacing several even before I got them all sprayed, (luckily)

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Same here. I've never used anything.

The reason I ask, I did have some corrosion on 1 of my cat5 connectors in my July 4 show. Now it was a water show so there may have been some water mist in the equation, but I would think dew, rain and snow would be equivalent/ contributing factors as well.

tj

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Guest wbottomley

If water is corroding your RJ45 connectors, I would worry about board damage at that point.

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Oh sorry... I was a bit ambiguous there.

The corrosion was on cable junctions outside my LOR enclosures.

tj

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The corrosion was on cable junctions outside my LOR enclosures.

One solution to this problem is to not use Cat5 cable junctions outside the enclosures. ;)

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But if you do want to use Cat5 cable junctions outside of the enclosures. Might look into one of those NO-OX grease in the connector. But the down side is that this grease can and will grab any dirt particles. So, when the cable is not plugged in. I would find some way to cover the socket.

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One solution to this problem is to not use Cat5 cable junctions outside the enclosures. ;)

Uh... Yeah... But they're just so damn versatile and convenient (and cheap) :P

(Hi Steve)

tj

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