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Dielectric Grease on charge port contacts?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Battery & Charging' started by ratsbew, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. ratsbew

    ratsbew Member

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    Is there any benefit to using dielectric grease on the charge port contacts to reduce wear from repeated plugging in-out?

    Are there any consequences of doing this?
     
  2. davewill

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    Might attract dirt.
     
  3. Derek Kessler

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    There's no reason to do that.
     
  4. SSedan

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    That is useful for keeping things that are left plugged in from getting wet, sparkplugs on ICE wiring harness connections etc.. For this application as said it would cause dirt to stick, don't do it.
     
  5. InternetDude

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    Do you know what the word dielectric means? 99% of people use it wrong, it does the opposite of helping electrical connections.
     
  6. ratsbew

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    I'm more concerned about reducing wear on the connector than reducing resistance. Every plug has a certain designed number of insert/removal cycles. Any idea what the Tesla connector is rated to?

    I believe micro USB for your phone is something like 5,000 cycles. Or about 3.5 years if you plug/unplug 4x per day.
     

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