Use Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol for Cleaning Electronics

Isopropyl rubbing alcohol (also called as IPA or Isopropanol) is a great hard surface cleaner with a high evaporation rate. It has a lot of applications around your home and office.

Why use isopropyl rubbing alcohol for electronics?

As rubbing alcohol is surface friendly, it will not cause any damage to your electronics. It is extensively used in the electronics industry for cleaning printed circuit board components, computer screens, displays, stencils, fiber optics, cables, keypads, electrical contacts, and connectors.

Some of the things you can clean with isopropyl rubbing alcohol:

  • Use it to clean your cell phones, tablets, mouse, keyboard and all other electronic components.
  • You can also use it to remove thermal paste from CPU fan, flux paste from motherboards, printer ink, dirt build up on electronics and other components. Its applications in the electronics industry are endless!
  • Isopropyl alcohol is safe for most plastics, seals, and ceramics.
  • It effectively removes greases, oils, and flux without adding additional residues to contacts, relays, and circuit boards connectors.

Isopropyl rubbing alcohol as an all-purpose cleaner

Isopropyl alcohol is completely miscible in water. To use it as a general multi-purpose cleaner, just mix it with the right amount of water and fill it in a spray bottle. You can use it as a sanitizer. It disinfects and kills all the bacteria!

Note: Alcohol is flammable so use it with caution.  Always read labels, warnings, and instructions before using chemical cleaning agents.

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