Near Beach, Inlet Contacts Corrode
Hi, I have a relatively new system (2004) with several Hayden Basic low voltage inlets. The small spring loaded pin contacts seem to be corroding and don't make reliable contact. I have removed the inlets and have removed the electrical screws, springs and copper pins and cleaned them with contact cleaner and an eraser. However, after a year or two I have the same situation again. Are stainless contacts available? Is there any solution or grease that can be applied to prevent the oxidation and still preserve electrical contact? Was there a plating on the pins that has worn off? Would appreciate your opinions and suggestions. Thank you, Marshall, Newport Beach, Ca.
Excellent question. You will have to apply something to the pins such as white lithium, WD40, or the stuff you'd put on car battery terminals. Something like that should do the trick. The inlets all have the same brass contacts.