Electronic grade IPA has low water content, that’s less than 0.1% which reduces the risk of damage or malfunction of electronic devices. EL Grade IPA is non-conductive making them more suitable to clean electronic components as it does not conduct electricity and cause short circuit. It has a high boiling point, making it effective at removing contaminants from electronic devices without causing damage. Also, EL grade IPA has extremely low levels of impurities such as oils, acids etc., which can damage the electronic devices.EL Grade IPA Uses:
EL Grade IPA can be used across several industries for various applications such as cleaning of printed circuit boards, resin removal, 3D printing equipment cleaning, industrial cleaning, disinfecting in medical and dental clinics, semiconductor & disk drive cleaning and drying, Food machinery cleaning and more.
There are a few points to be considered while choosing the right EL grade IPA for cleaning semiconductors and Printed circuit boards. Compatibility:- make sure the material that’ll be cleaned using EL grade IPA is compatible. Purity: Choose 99.9% purity, check for spec declaration on the label.
As long as the concentration of rubbing alcohol is maintained it can be used to clean electronic devices. The 70% IPA concentration is sufficient enough to remove dust, dirt and other common contaminants. Make sure to choose reputed brands that carry value on quality as the risk of low quality or lesser concentrations will come to light when the device poses malfunctioning. When it comes to cleaning chips, PCB, semiconductors or any electronic boards using rubbing alcohol is a big NO. High purity EL grade IPA which is well within the recommended levels of metal and impurities constituents are only to be used for proper functioning and cleaning without hindering the performance of the board. Ultimately cleaning with the right concentrations of IPA assures you of extended life span and clean appearance of the device.