If you read our blog regularly, you already know that ultrasonic cleaners offer one of the most effective ways to clean many products. Now, it may seem odd to consider cleaning electronics in this fashion, but you would be surprised to know there are a wide variety of electronics that can be used using our ultrasonic cleaners.
Please note, we highly recommend you consult with one of our experts to ensure you have the right frequency and cleaning solution before undertaking this task.
Cleaning Electrical Components with Ultrasonic Cleaners
Something many would probably think cannot be cleaned in ultrasonic cleaners would be circuit boards. The intricate and delicate nature of the boards would make one think this type of cleaning would not be used, but that is not the case. Today’s machines can be set to the ideal frequency to clean the boards without damage.
One of the most effective uses of ultrasonic cleaners on circuit boards is the removal of excess solder paste and flux residue. The most effective time to use ultrasonic cleaners for this purpose is as soon as the boards have been cooled after the soldering process.
Another way ultrasonic cleaners can be used is to restore printed circuit boards inundated with dirt, dust, or even corroded over time. With the right cleaning solution and settings, items such as fingerprints, light corrosion, dust, grease, and oil can all be removed.
Numerous other electronics can be cleaned with ultrasonic cleaners as well. This time of year, your fans can get rather gnarly, especially if they are located in the kitchen area. Between the dust and grease, it can almost create cement-like grime in the fan blades. Anyone that has tried to clean these fans manually after prolonged use without cleaning will know exactly what I mean here. You start to clean the fan and all you end up doing is smearing the grease around, sometimes to the point that you just throw the fan out in frustration and buy a new one.
There are plenty of other household items that can be cleaned using ultrasonic cleaners, such as saws, toasters, and your favorite blender.
Something to consider here is that you should only be cleaning items such as this that do not have an electronic display. You will also want to remove the battery of any items you are cleaning and keep them out of the item until it has been fully dried after the cleaning process.
If you would like step-by-step instructions on properly cleaning these items using an ultrasonic cleaner, click here.
Are you interested in purchasing an ultrasonic cleaner to clean your electronics? To learn more about our ultrasonic cleaners, click here. However, as mentioned above, we highly recommend you discuss this specific type of cleaning with a member of our team before making a purchase to ensure you have the proper machine, settings, and cleaning solution for your specific cleaning needs. To talk to a member of our team, give us a call at 888-989-5560.