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Dielectric Grease vs Conductive Grease

  Application

  Prevention

  Junction Materials

  Early turret and rotary

  switch television tuners

  tarnish, wear, friction

  gold and silver flashed contacts

  Low power potentiometers

  or volume controls

  wear, electrical noise,

  friction

  carbon and brass

  Low voltage or non-arcing

  switches

  tarnish, wear, friction

  gold or silver flash or plating

  Connector pins

  tarnish, wear, fretting

  cadmium, zinc, silver, or gold

  surfaces

  Bolted connections

  tarnish, corrosion,

  friction

  lead, copper, aluminum, stainless,

  zinc

  Grommets and O-rings

  wear, tear, air and water

  leaks

  rubber or silicone based

  sealing rings

  Thermal

  conductivity aide

  fills

  air voids and seals out moisture

  aluminum, copper,

  beryllium, mica, silicone