Some customers of ASAP have asked if lubricants are necessary for connector processing parts. While they are not always essential, some connector sets do require them because they demand a much higher insertion and withdrawal force. With an increased insertion/withdrawal force, there is more unlikelihood that the pieces can get unmated. With a lubricant, you can reduce the coefficient and friction that comes with trying to un-mate connector parts. Some other advantages of using lubricant are that you can use it to seal plating pores and reduce contact wear.
Additionally, if you are interested in acquiring or working with a board to board connector set, you first have to consider the design of the set. You have to consider the insertion and withdrawal forces of the mated connectors. This should beg the question, how much force is required to plug the two connectors together, as well as the question on how much force is required to unplug them.
There are, however, some disadvantages to applying lubricant on the connector parts. Lubrication contamination is a dangerous disadvantage, even worse when it's in the lead region. If the connector processing is contaminated, that could lead to issues with the set’s functionality and lead to processing defects. Dust retention is another major disadvantage but one to be expected. Lube dust can accumulate on your parts, leading to more contamination.
And finally, the most obvious disadvantage is that when dealing with lube, it can get messy real quick. But no matter which lubricant you need, be it aircraft connector or lubrication connector, you can definitely fulfill your lubricant needs at ASAP. Aircraft connectors have a heavier insertion and withdrawal force, so a quality lubricant for that is absolutely necessary.