WA Distributor for CAIG LABORATORIES
CAIG Laboratories has been manufacturing performance enhancing chemicals and accessories since 1956. Companies worldwide, including OEM’s, rely on CAIG products in their manufacturing processes and service departments, specifying the use of CAIG products in their maintenance procedures.
CAIG Laboratories offers an extensive array of Environmentally Safe Contact Cleaners, Lubricants, Degreasers, Solvents, Anti-Static and Shielding Compounds, Greases, Conductive Inks, Conformal Coatings, Lint-Free Accessories and Connector Enhancing Treatments.
NO OTHER PRODUCT DOES THIS
DeoxIT GOLD increases the performance and reliability of all electrical equipment. It improves conductivity for greater definition and dynamics, reduces noise and interference, and lowers distortion. Unlike other products, it also stabilizes connections between similar and dissimilar metals. DeoxIT GOLD provides long lasting protection (1-10 years) on gold, silver, rhodium, copper, nickel and other precious metals.
Physical and chemical changes in the surface condition of electrical or electronic connectors are primary causes of degraded performance of components and equipment. When contact surfaces are exposed to dust, smoke, gases, soot, and other solids suspended in the atmosphere, non-metallic films form, inhibiting conductivity. Added resistance and friction between metal surfaces can also cause abrasion, noise, freeze-up, and in some cases, increased power consumption.
A common problem with plated surfaces, especially gold, is the “whiskering” (dendrite corrosion) of base metals to the surface due to gold’s soft and porous nature. Once exposed, base metals oxidise causing a “blistering” of the surfaces, adding unwanted resistance that impedes electrical performance. The contact surfaces are actually separated by this blister, thereby reducing the effective contact area. Since gold plated surfaces are thinly coated, they are susceptible to scratching and abrasion, further exposing the base metals.
Conduction through a DeoxIT GOLD coated surface takes place in three ways.
First, DeoxIT GOLD can be displaced by electrical arcing, shock wave or simple mechanical pressure and will redistribute itself along the surface when the disturbance is removed.
Second, a thin insulating film of DeoxIT GOLD can be dispersed by an electrical field.
Finally, conduction takes place through a very thin film of DeoxIT GOLD by means of a quantum-mechanical phenomenon called “tunnelling.” To avoid detouring into a discussion in physics, simply stated, electrons travel from one side of a thin film of DeoxIT GOLD to the other without passing through. (This is the same effect that gave the tunnel diode its name). DeoxIT GOLD fills the gaps in the contact surfaces, increasing the surface area and current flow (conductivity). DeoxIT GOLD penetrates the plated surface and molecularly bonds to the base metals to seal and protect it. Unlike other products, DeoxIT GOLD provides long lasting protection (1-10+ years) and will not gum-up, evaporate, varnish, char or breakdown.
While household users of electrical and electronic equipment may be able to cope with such problems for short periods of time, one can realize the critical nature of even minor trouble in industrial, high tech or aerospace applications. Some film deposits are effectively removed with “wash-type” cleaners such as DustALL, CaiKleen, ACME Contact Cleaner or alcohol. Oxides and sulphides, however, become an integral part of the contact surface and cannot be removed by ordinary contact cleaners. The most effective method of removing these films is chemical action.
DeoxIT dissolves oxides and sulphides that form on metal contact surfaces, removing these sources of resistance. This restores the contact’s integrity and leaves a thin (organic) layer that coats and protects the metals. Special additives prevent the dissolved oxides from reattaching, keeping them in suspension and allowing them to be easily dispersed by the mechanical action of the contact.
DeoxIT‘s unique properties allow it to work on stationary and moving contacts and connectors with similar or dissimilar metals. Even when a treated connector mates with an untreated one, DeoxIT will migrate and coat the other. When connectors are separated, DeoxIT will re-coat the exposed metal surfaces. DeoxIT‘s advanced formula contains deoxidizers, preservatives, conductivity enhancers, arcing and RFI inhibitors and anti-tarnishing compounds that significantly increase the performance and reliability of electrical components and equipment.
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Please note: Product other than those marked as “instock” will need to be ordered in and depending on quantities may incur freight charges.