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The Timer wire connections issue #7387949 12/27/18 05:21 PM
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We are experiencing corrosion at the battery connections and wire terminals. It has happened on 3 different feeders now when you have battery, solar, timer, remote control wire etc.
Eventually it doesnít allow the feeder to throw.

What grease or other juice can I put on the connections to keep this from happening ?

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I have had the same issue when using UB or Wildgame Innovations batteries. I am now using Power Sonic with no problems. The metal used in the UB or WGI batteries corrodes quickly. Power Sonic is using a better quality of metal in their batteries.



Re: The Timer wire connections issue [Re: stxranchman] #7387953 12/27/18 05:30 PM
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Iím not sure who the battery maker is. These are all Ranchking feeders but Iím sure itís best bang the dealer can get

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If that battery is solid black then it is probably a UB brand or made by them for someone else. Power Sonic are gray bottom with blue top. I think I am only getting one year or less out of the UB battery before corrosion sets in and 3 yrs+ out of Power Sonic now. I am down by the close to the coast and humid/damp air. My building contractor who built my house gave me some Ox-Gard anti-oxidant compound in October to use on my outside lights. I am going to start putting it on all my batteries to see if it helps get more life out of them. I know the UB batteries are still good but the metal breaks at the battery housing from corrosion.
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Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.
Re: The Timer wire connections issue [Re: Brother in-law] #7388389 12/28/18 03:03 AM
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Put a dab of petroleum jelly on each terminal. This will help with corrosion. I do the same on my car batteries.

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Would corrosion x work?

I have some good advice so far and a few text. I think this problem is a snake in the dark and will probably happen to many. It took 2 years for the first feeder of ours to show

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What do you do (use) to clean the connectors that are corroded ?


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Originally Posted by Pope&Young
What do you do (use) to clean the connectors that are corroded ?



Grease.

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What is the best lubricant to put on The Timer spinner?

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Originally Posted by Pope&Young
What do you do (use) to clean the connectors that are corroded ?

Pour Dr Pepper or Coke on the corrosion and then use a wire brush to knock any left off..



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Originally Posted by stxranchman
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What do you do (use) to clean the connectors that are corroded ?

Pour Dr Pepper or Coke on the corrosion and then use a wire brush to knock any left off..


What he said.

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Oh, and I have had a Power Sonic battery go south on me and start leaking.

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Originally Posted by Pope&Young
What do you do (use) to clean the connectors that are corroded ?


Wire brush. Baking soda and water. If thereís any left at all, itís coming back.


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Originally Posted by stxranchman
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What do you do (use) to clean the connectors that are corroded ?

Pour Dr Pepper or Coke on the corrosion and then use a wire brush to knock any left off..

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What do you do (use) to clean the connectors that are corroded ?

Pour Dr Pepper or Coke on the corrosion and then use a wire brush to knock any left off..

Then dielectric grease problem gone! Use it to start with youíll never have a corrosion problem


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Originally Posted by Brother in-law
We are experiencing corrosion at the battery connections and wire terminals. It has happened on 3 different feeders now when you have battery, solar, timer, remote control wire etc.
Eventually it doesn’t allow the feeder to throw.

What grease or other juice can I put on the connections to keep this from happening ?



Go to any auto parts house, ABC, AutoZone , tell what you want. They have the correct grease/heavy oil for all electrical connections. It is the same stuff they put on your battery terminals when you purchase a new battery for your car. Works great, I use it on all the battery connections in my boat, eliminates corrosion problems.







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Originally Posted by DLALLDER
Originally Posted by Brother in-law
We are experiencing corrosion at the battery connections and wire terminals. It has happened on 3 different feeders now when you have battery, solar, timer, remote control wire etc.
Eventually it doesn’t allow the feeder to throw.

What grease or other juice can I put on the connections to keep this from happening ?



Go to any auto parts house, ABC, AutoZone , tell what you want. They have the correct grease/heavy oil for all electrical connections. It is the same stuff they put on your battery terminals when you purchase a new battery for your car. Works great, I use it on all the battery connections in my boat, eliminates corrosion problems.



Dielectric grease...

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The leaky batteries cause the corrosion. Cut the wire back to good wire and replace the connector. Solder it if you can. Use some silicon grease to cover all metal connections.


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Re: The Timer wire connections issue [Re: Wilhunt] #7390585 12/30/18 10:29 PM
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What is the best lubricant to put on The Timer spinner?


Sorry about the senior moment. Should be, best lubricant for the Eliminator Spinner plate.
Is the nylon bushing available to replace?

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Originally Posted by KK30RAR
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What do you do (use) to clean the connectors that are corroded ?

Pour Dr Pepper or Coke on the corrosion and then use a wire brush to knock any left off..

Originally Posted by stxranchman
Originally Posted by Pope&Young
What do you do (use) to clean the connectors that are corroded ?

Pour Dr Pepper or Coke on the corrosion and then use a wire brush to knock any left off..

Then dielectric grease problem gone! Use it to start with you’ll never have a corrosion problem

Originally Posted by KK30RAR
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Originally Posted by Pope&Young
What do you do (use) to clean the connectors that are corroded ?

Pour Dr Pepper or Coke on the corrosion and then use a wire brush to knock any left off..

Originally Posted by stxranchman
Originally Posted by Pope&Young
What do you do (use) to clean the connectors that are corroded ?

Pour Dr Pepper or Coke on the corrosion and then use a wire brush to knock any left off..

Then dielectric grease problem gone! Use it to start with you’ll never have a corrosion problem


Thanks everyone up


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No issue with the UB batteries. But at $5.99 from Buccess it is cheap insurance to replace them each year or two and give to someone else... grin. $12 for the 12 volt.

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Just got back to the hunting place. Most of the problem is on the negative terminal. I caught mine soon enough. Another feeder is going to need a wire splice rebuild.

I got a new battery and tried the grease method

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