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What’s the Best Way to Dry a PCB on the Benchtop?

There are four steps to successfully cleaning PCBs (printed circuit boards). Wet, scrub, rinse and dry. The wet, scrub and rinse operations are obvious. Wet the board with a pure cleaning fluid. Scrub it using a good quality scrubbing brush. Then rinse it off with more clean fluid.  However, the dry step is often overlooked or…

Are There Any IPA Replacement Cleaners?

IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) replacement cleaners are in high demand. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, IPA for electronics cleaning is in very short supply. Since everyone from the medical industry to electronics manufacturers is using IPA for cleaning, it it quickly becoming a rare commodity. Many companies are now facing IPA shortages. Fortunately, MicroCare offers excellent…

Does MicroCare Sell Freeze Sprays and Dusters ('Canned Air')?

MicroCare a full line of precision dusters and freeze sprays. All are double-filtered for maximum purity. These products use an inert, nonflammable, ozone-safe liquid called HFC-134a (not 'air'!). They generally produce about 80 psi of 'pushing power' in the duster product and chill to about -50ºC for the freeze sprays. MicroCare also offers circuit chillers (e.g.,…

What Can I Use to Clean Computer Keyboards, Cabinets and Housings?

There are many different types of contamination which need to be removed simultaneously. First, we have to get dry contamination out from hard-to-reach areas, like dust and lint from deep inside your keyboard. Secondly, we have to remove oily fingerprints, tape residues and grime from the housings and cabinetry. As you might expect, there are…

How Do I Dispose Empty Aerosol Cans and Pump Spray Bottles?

Safe disposal of cleaning fluids is important. Aerosol cans, pump sprays and bulk packages usually are considered hazardous waste in most communities. That’s important because these packages usually contain small amounts of residual solvents which could contaminate ground water. It’s important to keep those contaminants out of the landfills. So contact your local waste disposal…