Issue #6

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DeoxIT® Products for Marine Industry: 
Marine Greases & Isinglass Cleaner


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DeoxIT® SM22 & SM22D Grease
(High Stress, High Loads & Low Oil Separation)


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DeoxIT® Battery Cleaner
& Protectant
DeoxIT® Perfect Straw
Tip Attachment

Check out the NEW DeoxIT® &
DeoxIT® Grease Selection Guides!

CAIG is now an authorized vendor of: 

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Upcoming Trade Shows

Genie Group Conference – September 30 – October 1, Franklin TN
Micro Center Vendor Expo – October 1-2, Columbus OH
Huntington Ingalls Show – October 3,  Newport News, VA
True Value Fall Reunion – October 4-6, Chicago IL
International WorkBoat Show – December 4-6, New Orleans LA

What's the Green Stuff?

Q?  We are a large service organization and treat many of our computer connections with DeoxIT® D-Series; including DIMM connectors and sockets, video card connectors, and other interconnects.  When we service equipment in the field, we treat the connections with DeoxIT®. After equipment has been in the field for months or years, we noticed a green residue on many of the edge connector pads.  What is the green stuff?

Since using the DeoxIT® our equipment has seen superior performance and reliability, saving us huge amounts of money, especially on warrantied equipment. Just would like to know what the green stuff is? The equipment treated with DeoxIT® are all still working flawlessly. 

A! Indicates that DeoxIT® is removing copper oxides!

As you can see on the image, when the edge connector was inserted into the socket, the pads were damaged. This indicates either the socket was not designed perfectly, or the installer did not insert DIMM properly.  Notice that the wear on the pads get worse from left to right. When this happens, the gold plating is compromised, and copper is exposed to the elements. Over time the copper will oxidize and cause intermittents, data errors and over time failures.

Good news, you have treated the connectors with DeoxIT®. When DeoxIT® comes in contact with oxidized copper, it removes the oxides and lifts the copper-oxides off the surface, keeping the connection integrity. 

The green residue indicates DeoxIT® is doing its job! 

FYI:  When DeoxIT® comes into contact with yellow oxidized metals (copper, bronze, brass, etc.), the removed oxides will show a “green” color. When in contact with “white” oxidized metals (tin, nickel, silver, etc.), the removed oxides will show as black color.
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CAIG Tech Support
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CAIG Laboratories Products for the
Hobbyist / DIYers.

The lines between the “Hobbyist” and the “Do It Yourselfer” have become more and more blurred… it may have something to do with need versus pleasure, but there is no real agreement.  Basically, you are talking about individuals who are not professionals doing work in areas potentially beyond their expertise, or seeking to add to their expertise. For example, is the person that repairs their own computer and builds robots and rockets for fun, a DIYer, a Hobbyist, or something in between?  Regardless, one thing everyone seems to agree on is that these groups, to the extent they are distinct, are growing, and growing quickly. According to Technavio, the DIY market is expected to exceed the $13.9 billion mark in the next couple years.

In addition, all of these DIY folks are now dealing with all types of electronic equipment and applications in their various projects.  The old fears of working on anything dealing with electricity are disappearing, especially as it applies to low voltage applications. At CAIG Laboratories, we have taken notice, and we have many products that we have made especially for the Hobby and DIY crowd. 


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