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Silicone Oils on Electrical Contacts-Effects, Sources, and Countermeasures

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2 Author(s)
N. Kitchen ; Bell Laboratories,Holmdel,NJ ; C. Russell

Insulating deposits are formed on operating relay and switch contacts when silicone oils are present on them. The characteristics of these tenaceous black films are discussed. Potential sources of silicone contamination are discussed and precautions which should be taken to avoid contact failures from the use of silicone materials are outlined

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IEEE Transactions on Parts, Hybrids, and Packaging  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 1 )