How DeoxIT Gold Works:
The DeoxIT Gold is truly a unique product. Unlike other contact cleaners and enhancers, DeoxIT Gold is chemically based on hydrocarbon. When DeoxIT Gold is applied to connectors, it immediately begins to lift all oxidation and other contaminants from the contact surfaces. The DeoxIT Gold does not stop there. Being mineral oil based, it will not evaporate and will continue to remain on the connection. Months and months after the initial application of DeoxIT Gold and long after other contact solutions have evaporated away, the Gold formula will continue to clean and protect your equipment. By doing this, DeoxIT Gold is even able to remove microscopic oxidation at its root. While 20 years ago, this microscopic oxidation was of minimal concern, with today’s data speeds, this is enough to cause, at the least, glitches in your equipment.
Benefits of Applying DeoxIT Gold:
- Cleaning: Salt in the air, humidity, condensation, chemical fumes and condensation are all common causes of oxidation corrosion. As stated above, DeoxIT Gold does an excellent job of removing such corrosive pollutants from connectors. These are the primary causes of degraded performance of equipment. However, the benefits of DeoxIT Gold only begin with cleaning.
- Lubricating: DeoxIT Gold is an excellent lubricant. Each and every time you disconnect any connection, you are rubbing metal on metal that causes wear, removes the relatively small amount of plating protecting the equipment, and actually reduces the lifespan of your electronics. By applying DeoxIT Gold to the connectors prior to mating the same, the lubrication provided by the Gold will reduce wear and prolong the product’s life.
- Protecting: In addition, gold (and other fine metals used in plating) is a fairly porous metal, such pores tend to increase when the amount of plating is reduced. Consequently, contaminants are more easily able to adhere to the based metal and begin oxidizing the same. When the DeoxIT Gold is applied, it penetrates the plating and bonds with the base metal of your connector. By so doing, the Gold formula seals the plating. This provides both enhanced conductivity and protection to your connection. Again, prolonging your product’s lifespan.
- Safety: Most importantly, DeoxIT Gold is not flammable, non-hazardous and extremely safe. It neither burns nor dries out the skin like many alcohol-based contact cleaners. The DeoxIT Gold is non-conductive so it will not cause arcing and/or surges that can destroy your equipment. Also, it is compatible with most other materials and is definitely safe on plastics. Finally, DeoxIT Gold complies with all applicable regulations.