Electrical connections

Hi all

Re-doing my pot winch connections as they had corroded badly.

I have an inline circuit breaker which attaches via an anderson plug on the removable winch switch to a permanently mounted anderson plug on the boat.

I am considering using a bit of carbon conductive grease under the nuts on the breaker and then coating the nuts and posts with a sealer - possibly starbrite liquid electrical tape - which I already have.

Also thought of using a drop of carbon grease on the anderson connectors. 

Any thoughts of pros or cons on the above

Cheersw

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Used “Soft Seal” on my winch connections

Tue, 2021-07-13 19:51

And they are still corrosion free three years down the track 

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Wed, 2021-07-14 05:13

 Soft Seal is great for spraying leaf springs as well

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alminox grease

Tue, 2021-07-13 20:39

 I use a similar product called alminox on any major electrical connections including battery terminals that are exposed to the elements. It does a great job at preventing corrosion. You can use it under the nuts as well as rubbing all over to protect.

 

Looks like carbon grease would do the same if not a better job.

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 If that's an eBay resettable

Wed, 2021-07-14 04:30

 If that's an eBay resettable circuit breaker they are notorious for failing in cars let alone boats. I'd recommend the Blue Sea Systems or Bussmann CBs mate 

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 Hey Stevo, looking at

Wed, 2021-07-14 06:08

 Hey Stevo, looking at replacing mine. Just had a look at their website, which would you recommend? 

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Local advice

Fri, 2021-07-16 10:15

If you want quality electrical gear for your boat, and the cheapest supplier of Blue Sea, Bussman or Mechanical Products gear, plus proper tinned cabling; there is a guy in Duncraig.

His name is Filko and works in Marine industry, here is a link to his eBay page, but you will get a much better price if you call him direct (0410088374)

He posts or does pickup.

https://www.ebay.com.au/str/madfisher1?_trksid=p2047675.l2563

 

 

Mechanical Products are made in US, company started by former directors of Bussman?

https://www.mechprod.com/series-17

 

 

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 Either Andy, blue sea easily

Fri, 2021-07-16 21:56

 Either Andy, blue sea easily available at Whitworths otherwise as above Filko is great to deal with 

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Get a decent one made by

Wed, 2021-07-14 16:47

Get a decent one made by lonestar hes made them bulletproof

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Finished the re-wire of the winch

Sun, 2021-08-01 10:15

 Finished the re-wire of the winch. Ended up going with soft seal and It looks like it will work well. Also used the anderson rubber boots with a cap. They look like they will keep water out when connected as well as own their own.Link to a picture below -  Had a spare breaker Stevo so will use it till it fails. Last one got 2 seasons. Winch seems to be winding faster now as well with all connections free of corrosion. Looked up Filko and will definitely get next breakers from him. Keep one on the boat for when this one fails  Link address https://imgur.com/a/RvgVGB3.  Cheers - Eric

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Link didn't work - no https required

Sun, 2021-08-01 10:18

 imgur.com/a/RvgVGB3 should work

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