Tip Checking electrical connections

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Brings to mind a question. Would it be ok to use dielectric grease on all terminal type connections? I am thinking it is good protection.
If not, why? Always trying to learn!
And, if not, then what would be good to use as protection against moisture & rust?
 
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Here is a video to explain the proper torque
 
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The diagram is on the back of the cover of the Surge Guard. What type of torque wrench do you use for this? A heavy duty screw driver type makes sense for this application as there is not much room to maneuver, at least in this application.

Something like this? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VKG79D1/?tag=rvf01-20


Transfer Switch Checked the torque on the transfer switch in the RV. All nice and snug.
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What @JoeHogan suggest is inch pounds, think what you are referring to using is probably foot pounds. Electrical connection in transfer/surge switches are critical and should be torqued to recommenced values so that they do not loosen and make a good connection.
 
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Please read the above diagram, the torque is in inch pounds.
What @JoeHogan suggest is inch pounds, think what you are referring to using is probably foot pounds. Electrical connection in transfer/surge switches are critical and should be torqued to recommenced values so that they do not loosen and make a good connection.
 
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@Akdare was asking about the 1/2 in drive set and would it work. I suspect 1/2 drive torque wrench he is wanting to use is foot pounds and will not work for application @JoeHogan refers too.
 
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I have a issue where the outlet behind the fireplace is not working or getting power. All other outlets are receiving power. I checked the fuses and they are good. I checked the only GFI I can find and its not tripped. Any other suggestions anyone my have I can check? I sent it to the dealer to have looked at but they have had it for 1 month and haven't looked at it (poor service).
 
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A simple conversion between inch pounds and foot pounds:

Here is a quick and easy way to convert torque measurements when you are dealing with inch-lbs and foot-lbs.

It’s a simple solution but one that can prove to be extremely important if you need to make a quick conversion.

From Tengtools:

Torque wrench conversion method

If you want to convert inch-lbs to foot-lbs, you take the inch-lb number and divide it by 12. Likewise, if you want to convert foot-lbs to inch-lbs, you simply take the foot-lb number and multiply it by 12.



INCH - LBS FOOT - LBS

12​

1​

120​

10​

1200​

100​

2400​

200​


Using the above diagram, if we want to convert 1200 inch-lbs to foot-lbs we do the following quick calculation;

1200 ÷ 12 = 100

Using the above diagram, if we want to convert 200 foot-lbs to inch-lbs we do the following quick calculations;

200 x 12 = 2400
 
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