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Author Topic: Collins 30l-1 switch  (Read 1480 times)
WB2KKI
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« on: November 11, 2007, 07:33:09 AM »

Anyone know if you can get contact cleaner into the on/off switch of a 30L-1 without taking the unit apart.

If so does anyone have experiance with Deoxit.

Thanks and 73 to all.

Mike
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KE3WD
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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2007, 04:35:50 PM »

Lubricant sprays aren't recommended on AC power switches, if the switch is arcing or otherwise not making contact properly, the solution is to replace the switch or if possible, the switch contacts.  Sometimes a cost effective solution is to jump the switch at the rear terminals and connect the amp to an external switching circuit of some kind that can handle the load.  

The spray and the lubricant it leaves behind will typically just turn to carbon when the switch continues to arc at make/break, worst case scenarios, heavy application of such spray can actually catch fire in an AC power switch.  


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