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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