Ultrasonic Cleaner

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by tresguey, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. tresguey

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    Apr 22, 2013
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    I just purchased a 1.5 gallon ultrasonic cleaner. What cleaning solution are people using? I will be cleaning about 50 2" x 3" boards with SMT and through hole parts a week. I am new to this so I am wondering what would be the most cost effective.
     
  2. GopherT

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    Nov 23, 2012
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    Start with water. Don't use any solvents. If water alone doesn't work, use some mild dish soap (Dawn liquid). Don't use automatic dishwasher soap - they are quite caustic and will make tin solder gray.
     
  3. tresguey

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    Apr 22, 2013
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    Should it be deionized water? And is it ok for potentiometers and capacitors?
     
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