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Waterproofing RC servo connections? Answered

Hi everyone. I have used epoxy to waterproof my RC receivers. I have thought that there is no need to waterproof the connections because it is only 6V and not enough to corrode the connectors. I still want to be able to swap my receivers between models. I have splashed through puddles before but not completely submersed it in water.

So is there any reason that I should be waterproofing these connectors? Or is the voltage not enough to cause any problems?

Thanks, David.

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David97

5 years ago

Has anyone got a good idea for waterproofing the buttons? I was thinking of using silicone glue but not sure if the epoxy will bond to it. I can either put glue over the button and then epoxy around it or do it the other way around. Not sure If it will bond between the silicone and epoxy.

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steveastrouk

5 years ago

If the connectors are gold flashed, they barely need protecting.

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David97steveastrouk

Answer 5 years ago

Ok thanks, probably a good idea to replace my servo leads. I have some gold pins that I will swap before waterproofing a new receiver.

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mpilchfamily

5 years ago

Vaseline or other petroleum jelly is great for water proofing connections.

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benmurton

5 years ago

It would be worth doing something like covering them in grease, to keep water out, then you can still remove them.