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  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Greetings, All

    I 'm doing some under water test but my alligator clips are rusting due to the fact that they are not
    coated with rust proof materials. Does anyone know which material to use to rust proof alligator clips
    (I purchased them from radio shack) The alligator clips are used to transmit voltage underwater but they rust after a day.

    If I paint them with a rust proof material, the material will still have to be able to conduct electricity
    any ideas what i can use?


    Thanks
     
  2. Cees Keyer

    Cees Keyer Guest

    try coating them with copper, in an copper sulfide solution or something...
    I am not a chemist so i don;t know the details.
     
  3. GregS

    GregS Guest


    With all those clips, you first MUST solder them. The crimps will fail
    very soon. They are bad enough out of water. Very loosly made.

    Salt water? Good luck.
    I would just cover them in silicone grease.

    greg
     
  4. use to rust proof alligator clips
    transmit voltage underwater but they rust after a day.
    to be able to conduct electricity
    Jilss-

    Try coating them with grease. The contacts are under some pressure from
    the clip's springs, so the grease will be squeezed away from the contact
    point.

    Fred
     
  5. sofie

    sofie Guest

    jilss:
    Do you Google? If you have never used a search engine you should try it.
    Lots of information on the Internet at your disposal on your home computer.
    In just about 30 seconds using the search words "stainless steel alligator
    clips" on Google web search I found the following website and source:
    http://www.lakewoodproductsinc.com/alligator.htm
    If the above is not satisfactory, look at the other hits as a result of the
    Google search..... there should be a few other good ones out of the 39,300
    total hits that came up.
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    Best Regards,
    Daniel Sofie
    Electronics Supply & Repair
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    transmit voltage underwater but they rust after a day.
    to be able to conduct electricity
     
  6. Ken Weitzel

    Ken Weitzel Guest

    Hi jilss

    If the budget for your test can stand it you should be
    able to find some at a medical supply house.

    Think you'll find stainless steel, silver plated, and
    even gold plated :)

    Take care.

    Ken
     
  7. JANA

    JANA Guest

    There people may have what you want. http://www.marinco.com/

    I cannot remember directly who supplies what you want. What you need are
    corrosion resistant alligator clips. Usually these are made from stainless
    steel, or any metal that is non corrosive.


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    JANA
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    Greetings, All

    I 'm doing some under water test but my alligator clips are rusting due to
    the fact that they are not
    coated with rust proof materials. Does anyone know which material to use to
    rust proof alligator clips
    (I purchased them from radio shack) The alligator clips are used to
    transmit voltage underwater but they rust after a day.

    If I paint them with a rust proof material, the material will still have to
    be able to conduct electricity
    any ideas what i can use?


    Thanks
     
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