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    When will someone figure out a good electrical connection, not just for power supplies but in general. My microwave is full of burnt spade connectors and it comes back to life if I tighten them so the resistance is low again. Then again my car has a lot that seem to be lasting, so maybe it is not the design but rather the metal used.
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    It's the metal used.

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    If I were having problems with removable connectors I'd probably just solder those contacts and be done with it.

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    They save a few pennies and take a big risk. For now I have tightened the connectors and added a little silicone oil to discourage further oxidation.

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    I've used conductive grease on auto connectors in the past. There's something about using non-conductive coatings like dielectric grease that seems counterintuitive to me.

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    I'm the other way around, I'd hate to risk shorting stuff with conducting grease; bulb grease is actually a dielectric (silicone grease).
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