Nonconducting liquids

1. Oct 27, 2007

ValiumMm

Hi, i am doing a project where i need to get non conducting liquids,

So far i understand Vegetable oil, mineral oil are non conductive,

What other liquids are non conductive ?

Thanks very much

2. Oct 28, 2007

pixel01

You can find a lot of organic liquids such as n-hexane, heptane...alcanes, olefins, .., which are non-conductive.

3. Oct 28, 2007

ValiumMm

Where could i get these from, Also they cant corrode metal either, because i am submerging my computer in a liquid, that i want to be really fine and non conductive and not corrode metal, so i can filter it easy to keep cool and not be conductive. thanks for the help

4. Oct 28, 2007

pixel01

So you can try some kinds of transformer oils for the best. If not, I think motocycle oil can do the job.

5. Oct 28, 2007

ValiumMm

Kk, thanks ill look them up and see how much and located etc, thanks again

6. Oct 28, 2007

cesiumfrog

Nitrogen?

7. Oct 28, 2007

pixel01

Liquid nitrogen is just too cold to submerge a device in unharmed. Anyway, for the cooling effect, it's great.

8. Oct 28, 2007

ValiumMm

ye, for cooling its great, but im pretty sure its heapsy Costy \$

9. Oct 28, 2007

cesiumfrog

Shall I take your word for it?

10. Oct 28, 2007

pixel01

I should think liquid nitrogen is ok as a coolant if you have certain pipes or the like to lead it in, not for the case you'd want to submerge the whole PC into it as Cesium mentioned above.
Anyway, thank you for the link.

Last edited: Oct 28, 2007