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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    The cable is part of the supply, so the customer sees the fault there.
    Again.. not the point.

    It's quite typical for a customer to RMA only the PSU itself and keep all of the cables in place because they don't want to undo their cable routing. So when they get the replacement and it does the same thing as the last unit, they assume the entire product line is faulty.

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    Ah, I hadn't thought about them not sending the cables in.

    So change the RMA and insist the cables be included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juular View Post
    I don't think it would help here tho. Dielectric grease is used to prevent corrosion, not to fix it or remedy it's effects after the fact, it simply doesn't let the moisture to corrode contacts.

    Not so sure; the turn lights on my car started to play up after 20 years and I treated them with silicone oil and they have been fine for some years so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    Ah, I hadn't thought about them not sending the cables in.

    So change the RMA and insist the cables be included.
    That won't go over well with end users.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Gerow View Post
    That won't go over well with end users.

    Way I see it, you don't have much choice; the cable is part of the supply.

    It also convinces me not to get a modular supply (twice as many connectors).

    Are the pins made of phosphor bronze?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    Not so sure; the turn lights on my car started to play up after 20 years and I treated them with silicone oil and they have been fine for some years so far.
    Treating badly corroded contacts with oil is just asking for more severe problems in the long run as they will overheat and sooner or later melt/burn. If the contacts are still OK, then it's a different story.

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    I agree and the importance of silicone oil (or grease) is that it doesn't attack plastic.
    Last edited by ashiekh; 4 Weeks Ago at 09:55 AM.

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