Lies No. 1: Ultrasonics result in the loosening of the solder joints and the item does not function properly because of that
Flux is nothing but debris, which is created when computer manufacturers connect various parts to the circuit board. These manufacturers use an ultrasonic system for the cleaning purposes. This process is considered to be pretty safe – not only in the manufacturing process but also after that.
The main misunderstanding regarding this myth is about the functioning of ultrasonic system. You should keep this in mind that the vibration created during the process do not shake the dirt off, it rather shape and disintegrate minute bubbles, that results in a cleaning action known as cavitation. Not only these bubbles are safe, they are considered to be very efficient. As long as the machine is working within the allowed frequency, it will work just fine.
However, if you still believe that this myth is true because you have faced some serious problems, you need to check whether the machine is working at the right frequency. There are different types of ultrasonic machines such the machine that is especially for the medical field. It cleans instruments and such machine cannot be used for other purposes like fire restoration work. Therefore you need to know what you needs are because ultrasonic machines are not made for the same purposes.
Lies No. 2: Electronics placed in water will get damaged
Ever since we were little, we have been taught one thing about electronics. And that is you cannot put electronics in water. However, this is not true as far as unplugged devices are concerned. If you have taken the fire restoration training class, you must be aware of the fact that just like secondary water cause more damage to items from fire, damage done by water to electronics can be eradicated. But you need to use proper dying methods and suitable chemicals for that purpose.
I have a restoration business and I have dipped a countless number of electronic items in water and none of them failed to work later on. I have never replaced an item after cleaning it with ultrasonic and I am ready to take guarantee of that.
Lies No. 3: Ultrasonic cleaning process must use only de-ionized water
De-ionized water keep contact points from becoming impure but that does not mean that ultrasonic systems must use such water. Whether you use de-ionized water or simple tap water, it will get polluted once you put dirty electronic equipment in an ultrasonic bath. As a result of that, dirt particles will attach to the contact points which will result in the malfunctioning of the electronics.
But using the proper dying techniques such as spraying the contact points with cleaning chemicals can avoid all that. Water displacer and lubricant are also used to keep the contact points safe. Therefore, it won’t be wrong to state that tap water can work absolutely fine during a cleaning process. This can save you from paying extra money for de-ionized water and you will able to set the machine anywhere you want.
Lies No. 4: Ultrasonic cleaning is nothing but precise science.
An exact combination of chemical and heat that can give persistent results is considered to be exact or precise science. Although it is true that the exact knowledge of chemical-quantity usage and temperature is necessary to some extent, it is only a very small part of the procedure. More important is the dying techniques and the suitable use of chemicals after cleaning. A good manufacturer knows all this and will guide you throughout the process.
Lies No. 5: Ultrasonic cleaning can only clean small collectibles.
This is not true at all although it would be a big boost for this business if this were true. Ultrasonics can clean a lot of electronics items since it is a multi-faceted cleaning process. It can not only clean electronic equipments, stuffed animals, oriental rugs, small electrical appliances, lamp shades, golf clubs and window blinds can be cleaned using ultrasonic system.