I have a service contract for a sound system in a restaurant. The location is seaside and I am constantly finding audio connectors and RF connectors with corrosion due to the salty air. Any ideas on how to prevent this or at least slow it down?
There are conductive greases/lubricants. One brand name is "NO-OX-ID A-Special Electrical Grade" lubricant, made by Sanchem Incorporated; 1600 South Canal Street; Chicago Illinois, USA 60616 www.sanchem.com
Per Sanchem, it can be used on signal connectors or power connectors. Per the Sanchem website: "NO-OX-ID electrical grease prevents the formation of oxides, sulfides, and other corrosion deposits on copper, aluminum, steel, and other conductors."
NOTE: Shure does not endorse this product nor has Shure tested this product. This information is provided to assist customers in finding a possible solution to severe corrosion issues. It is feasible that this type of grease/lubricant is not appropriate for low voltage applications such as microphones. Please consult with Sanchem regarding this subject.