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MOLYKOTE® 5 Compound

NLGI Grade 3 – Silicone-based compound with high dielectric strength and water resistivity tor electrical lubrication applications

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Product Overview

MOLYKOTE® 5 Compound is a unique, silicone-based grease-like paste engineered for long-term protection of high current electrical switches and insulators.  MOLYKOTE® 5 Compound exhibits non-conductive and water-resistance performance allowing for extended service life compared to conventional compound technologies.  MOLYKOTE® 5 Compound helps reduce the frequency of arcing or flashovers in insulators and bushings and is compatible with a broad range of rubbers, metals, and plastics.

Applications

MOLYKOTE® 5 Compound is a versatile electrical protective coating that can be used for a variety of equipment types and applications, including:
 
High Current Insulators and Bushings
High-Voltage Equipment & Systems
Static and Dynamic O-ring Seals
Insulator Threads and Bolts
Jacketed Control Cables
Contacts and Band Tightening Fasteners or Screws
Plastic, Metal and Rubber Surfaces

Features & Benefits

Virtually Inert and Non-volatile Performance
Robust Thermal Operating Range (-65°F to 450°F)
Excellent Oxidative & Moisture Resistance
Easy to Apply without Stringing
Reduced Arcing or Electrical Flashover
Non-conductive
Excellent Water Resistance 

Problems Solved

High Voltage Safety Concerns with Arcing or Flashover
Insufficient Electrical Compound Lifespan
Difficult to Apply or Stringy Compounds

Product Specifications

NLGI Grade: 3
Thickener: Silica
Low Temp: -54°C (-65°F)
High Temp: 232°C (450°F)
Color: Translucent Light Gray
Dielectric Strength (50 mil gap): 545 V/mil
Arc Resistance (ASTM D495): 101 seconds

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