Anyone Ever Dunk a Kessil

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  1. justonwo

    justonwo Fire Shrimp

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    I was cleaning my tank yesterday in preparation for being out of town for a week and I fell into my Kessil gooseneck and ended up dunking it in my tank.

    I disassembled everything and swabbed the PCB with distiller water and isopropyl alcohol. The boards seem pretty water resistant, as they are coated with some kind of rubber sealant. I couldn't clean the cooling fins, however, as they were too narrow for even a cotton swab. I figure they are eventually going to get coated in salt anyway.

    The light still works fine, though I won't get to monitor it for a week. It seems as though these units are built to be very water and salt resistant.
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Ugggg, glad it's still functional. You obviously choose the right interventions.
     
  4. justonwo

    justonwo Fire Shrimp

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    Well, fortunately Kessil designed a really nice board. Coating the board is probably a necessity with all the salt water around. I wasn't too worried since I've cleaned a latte out of a brand new MacBook (took 6 hours). THAT had me worried.

    As long as the cooling fins don't corrode it should be ok. I would imagine the cooling fins are very corrosion resistant given that salty air is being pulled through them more or less constantly.

    Still, very stressful on such a nice light. Ugh.
     
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  5. saltykid96

    saltykid96 Plankton

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    I just bought 3 new A360we. Now u got me scared