StrikeHold anti-corrosion spray suggested for use on solar electrical components
The anti-corrosion protector, cleaner and lubricant StrikeHold has been suggested for use on equipment in solar projects as a corrosion protection agent.
The spray was originally developed to preserve and maintain US military weapons and heavy equipment for use in the harshest working conditions in the world. Today, Strikehold is used to protect printed circuit boards, electrical circuits and metal components in corrosive environments while improving electrical continuity and contacts.
Using StrikeHold has the potential to largely eliminate the effects of moisture, corrosion and electrolysis in such equipment, the company says. The micro-barrier it forms on components is so complete that no electrical charge from the metal can be transferred into the water. It also improves electrical performance by cleaning and protecting contacts and internal parts, including circuits and connections. The anti-corrosion protector sprays on clear or applies wet and dries in place.
The protector is designed to waterproof components and can even be used on equipment already wet in the field. Because it has a specific gravity greater than water, when applied to a wet surface it penetrates the hard exterior, pushing water off the surface and covering the area.
Because the cleaner has antistatic properties, dust, dirt and grime do not adhere to it in the natural environment. Dust blown onto a treated surface is blown away clean by wind or rain, leaving the coating intact.
StrikeHold is usually recommended for inverter components and other solar panel products that need corrosion protection.
StrikeHold is available from MSC Industrial Supply and Fastenal.
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