Toyotas and tin whiskers

Joseph Bento joseph at
Thu Feb 2 21:57:32 CST 2012

One possible cure for the tin whiskers is to manufacture electronics the same way the military specs their circuit boards.  All circuit boards have a layer of conformal coating.  This would also ensure reliability in a harsh vehicle environment.

Joe, N6DGY

On Feb 2, 2012, at 8:33 PM, Chip Fetrow wrote:

> I don't believe he wants the government to replace it for him, he wants Toyota to replace it for him.
> I'm not sure that is totally unreasonable.  Tin whiskers should not occur.  Then again, I am not happy with all the RoS stuff anyway.
> --chip
> On Feb 2, 2012, at 1:00 PM, tacos-request at wrote:
>> Message: 3
>> Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2012 00:44:00 -0500
>> From: Mark Whittington <markwhi at>
>> To: wb5mmb <wb5mmb at>
>> Cc: tacos at
>> Subject: Re: Toyotas and tin whiskers
>> Pretty interesting presentation aside, you've got to love the mindset of
>> the person who complained to NHTSA.  Vehicle almost 7 years old, 81,000
>> miles on it, and they don't think they should have to pay to replace a
>> failed part and wants the government to fix it for them.
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