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    Equinox Charging Port Corrosion

    I have had multiple times with a green corrosion on one or more post of the charging cable and charging port. The four post on the detector sometimes get a green corrosive film on one or more post. I have used a wire brush or scraped off the green film off. If the film gets bad enough the Equinox will not charge. I am sure others have had the same problem. The post looks like brass so that could explain the green film. If you had this problem what have you done to get rid of it? Anyway to prevent it?


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    After you clean the contacts, coat with di-electric grease, silicone gel, vasoline, or some other water resistant substance.
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    Was it kept dry after use and cleaning? Or maybe kept charging after it was full. Two years saltwater use and I have not seen this.
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    Did you sand them to clean them, then go back out? I imagine it took of part of the protective plating then it was corrosion time! Saltwater is sooooo corrosive. Far more than I think people realize. Iíve seen parts in a flooded dive light dissolve 15 minutes after coming out of the ocean. Of course the batteries played a big part in that, but none the less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudamark View Post
    After you clean the contacts, coat with di-electric grease, silicone gel, vasoline, or some other water resistant substance.
    Silicon grease is a great idea. You can get it on amazon. Trident sells it for diving equipment
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madmox View Post
    Silicon grease is a great idea. You can get it on amazon. Trident sells it for diving equipment
    Thanks. I have dive grease. Iíll try that. I did not ever sand it and Iím aware of the protective film. The green corrosion l looks like what you see on brass.
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    Interesting, since being in Florida (ie lots of salt) I've noticed the Equinox 800 battery terminals darkening and I've been wiping them off and, so far, no big deal. But everything corrodes in Florida. Silicon grease is a great idea (plumbers use it too). I'd never use an abrasive on the terminals.
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    A metal wire brush is NOT a good idea either. Rinse with fresh water and dry area immediately after each salt water hunt. Keep the two rectangular magnets free from iron particles that float out of the sand as you shake your scoop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WaterWalker View Post
    A metal wire brush is NOT a good idea either. Rinse with fresh water and dry area immediately after each salt water hunt. Keep the two rectangular magnets free from iron particles that float out of the sand as you shake your scoop.
    I wash all my gear after each use. I actually have had this happen to two nox. The one pin on the photo was actually a dark green before I cleaned it.
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    First why are your charging cable connections corroded? Your detector (at least the electrical connections) SHOULD be clean and dry when you charge it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slider66 View Post
    I wash all my gear after each use. I actually have had this happen to two nox. The one pin on the photo was actually a dark green before I cleaned it.
    I've had this problem also but without any green corrosion. I sometimes have to jiggle connection for it to charge. My detector is also is always rinsed off after every use.

 

 

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