The Nyogel conductive greases from Nye Lubricants rely on a proprietary carbon filler rather than traditional metallic particles for their conductivity. These advance formulae are fully synthetic and are used on where performance rather than price is the priority for the customer.
The products are generally Lithium-soap and silica-based electrically conductive greases, including special low-carbon greases for superior channeling ability.
Is static discharge is the reason for you to consider a conductive lubricant? A quality conductive grease is a reliable product to serve as a ground. For example, it is applied to ball bearings in computer equipment where it allows static discharge to pass through the bearing instead of building up, arcing, and pitting the rolling element or fluting the raceway – accelerating wear. It serves a similar purpose in treadmills, where the rubber belt can generate static electricity which makes its way to the bearing.
A conductive grease is also used to bleed static away from the toner cartridge toward the shell in laser printers and office copiers. A custom-formulated, fluorinated conductive grease was recently developed by Nye Lubricants for automotive battery lugs, to enhance conductivity over a wide temperature range. Nye conductive greases are now increasingly used by electric vehicle manufacturers to ensure that there is no resistance across battery terminal banks. Note: Never use conductive grease on sliding switches or multi-pin electrical connectors, which could malfunction if a conductive grease is applied to the contacts. If looking for a electrical connector or switch?…the most appropriate product would be one that is designed with this kind of application in mind – see Connector Lubricants or Switch Lubricants.
So you need a conductive grease? Which product should you choose? We give an overview of the three most popular conductive grease by Nye Lubricants below:
A stiff, carbon thickened, light viscosity, polyolester grease intended for wide temperature applications where a degree of electrical conductivity in the grease is required. Does have compatibility issues with some plastics, e.g. polycarbonate. The volume resistivity of Nyogel 753G is approximately 30 ohm-cm.
Download the Technical Data Sheet for Nyogel 753G - TDS – Nyogel 753G
A silica thickened, light viscosity, synthetic hydrocarbon grease intended for electrically conductive, instrument and bearing applications. Nyogel 756G is the most cost effective of the three products plus is compatible with most plastics (compatibility test always recommended). The volume resistivity of Nyogel 756G is approximately 30 ohm-cm.
Download the Technical Data Sheet for Nyogel 756G - TDS – Nyogel 756G
A stiff, lithium soap thickened, light viscosity, channeling synthetic ester grease intended for demanding bearing/ATEX applications. An excellent channeling bearing grease, it relies primarily on a synergistic effect among its additives to create an electron pathway through the grease. Widely used in industry to enable static discharge from rotating machinery, Nyogel 758G is also used to as preventative maintenance measure during the construction and servicing of underground/electric rail carriages; the grease is used inbetween mechanical earth/bonding connections to ensure the path to earth remains secure. Nyogel 758G has a superb pedigree and is the most widely used of the three conductive greases mentioned but also has the highest price point. The volume resistivity of Nyogel 758G is approximately 300 ohm-cm.
Download the Technical Data Sheet for Nyogel 758G - TDS – Nyogel 758G