5 important tips for cleaning electrical contacts

Why do you need to clean electrical contacts? 

Maintaining clean electrical contacts is essential for the optimal performance of electronic devices, appliances, and machinery. The presence of dirt and debris can lead to compromised connectivity, intermittent functionality, and, in severe cases, total electronic failure. A contact cleaner comes in handy in such a situation. It is a solvent cleaner designed to remove contamination from electronic contacts or other electronic components.

Here are five tips to ensure a smooth cleaning process for your electronics:


Disconnect the Power Source 

Turning off the power supply is necessary before cleaning the electrical connections. This will reduce the chance of an electrical shock or equipment damage. Before you begin cleaning, unplug any electrical appliances and switch off the circuit breaker. 


Use a specialised contact cleaner

While all contact cleaners can remove dirt, dust, or oxidation, it is crucial to recognize the importance of using specialized contact cleaners for distinct cleaning purposes. For instance, non-flammable contact cleaners or those specifically formulated to be safe for use on plastics are recommended for specific applications. Choosing the right cleaner for the job ensures effective and safe cleaning tailored to the unique needs of different materials and components. 

Clean the contacts gently

Apply gentle pressure to avoid damaging the contacts when cleaning. Use a cotton swab or soft-bristled brush to clean instead and to remove excess cleaner or debris.


 Allow sufficient drying time  

Let the electronics dry for an ample amount of time to ensure no moisture is left on them to prevent corrosion and damage. 

Regular maintenance 

To mitigate the build-up of dust on electronic components, it is imperative to engage in routine maintenance. Using a soft-bristled brush for periodic cleaning can ensure optimal efficiency and seamless operation of the equipment.  

Introducing Techspray Contact Cleaners 

Techspray offers a wide variety of electrical contact cleaners in spray and bulk orders. The Techspray E-line Contact Cleaner is a powerful economical mix of hydrocarbon and alcohol solvents. 

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