Three simple ways to clean and protect sensitive electronics

29-05-2024 | Cortec Corporation | Test & Measurement

When the need arises to clean and protect electronic devices, Cortec offers three easy ways to do so without harming sensitive components.

Corwipe 500 is a handy wipe for light cleaning of electronics. In addition to removing small amounts of grease, oil, and dust that may have built up on the component during processing or storage, the wipe contains corrosion inhibitors to protect against flash rust from the moisture of the wipe. Furthermore, antistatic properties reduce the risk of ESD damage during cleaning. It is a good option for powered-off components such as PCBs, Terminal blocks, Communications equipment, Data storage devices, and Various instrumentation.

In a manufacturing plant, the wipe is perfect for last-minute touch-ups on new components before they go into a package. Workers may occasionally want to grab a wipe at the assembly plant to lightly clean components before putting them together. It is a great product in stock for maintenance workers doing electronic or electrical repairs around the facility.

When it comes to deeper cleaning and protection of electronics, ElectriCorr VpCI-238 and 239 are good tools to call up to the task. These two aerosols act like cleaning agents because of their moisture-displacing and penetrating film qualities. If sprayed on a surface and allowed to dry, they leave behind a thin film that inhibits corrosion. ElectriCorr VpCI-238 is preferred for protection in indoor, enclosed environments, while ElectriCorr VpCI-239 works better for outdoor, vented environments. Both should only be applied after the equipment has been powered off.

Manufacturers can promote better aesthetics and reliability by utilising ElectriCorr to clean away grime or flux on PCBs and other electronics before assembly and/or shipping. It can also be very useful for electronic maintenance. Such cleaning and protection are also valuable for mothballing projects where electricals are prepared for extended storage.


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