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Cleaning PCB After Soldering - How?

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#77080

Cleaning PCB After Soldering - How? | 10 February, 2017

Which is the best way to clean the PCB after soldering? Is it good enough with IPA (isopropyl) or with the Flux Remover spray? However, we use a lead free solder wire (3,5% flux inside the core) and after the soldering its a visible wet and surface gets clean but it leaves sticky on it. But same things occurs when cleaning with IPA.The PCB material is FR 4. I hope we get a productive discussion on this and will get the best solution?

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#77083

Cleaning PCB After Soldering - How? | 10 February, 2017

Depends on what kind of flux is in that solder that you're using.

If it's water soluble, you can use hot water to wash it. The preference is >150º de-ionized water, however, if you're doing hobby work at home, regular hot water will be fine. Just be sure to allow the water to dry sufficiently before powering up the board.

You can also use IPA or a custom flux cleaning solvent available online.

If you're using no-clean flux, then it is, generally, not necessary to clean the boards. No-clean fluxes leave a residue, but, it is genearlly a non-reactive, non-ionic residue.

No-clean fluxes can be cleaned with solvents. You'll want a flux cleaner designed for cleaning no-clean flux.

Cheers, ..rob

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#77110

Cleaning PCB After Soldering - How? | 15 February, 2017

This video may help answer some questions:

http://www.aqueoustech.com/benefits-of-cleaning

Mike Konrad

Aqueous Technologies

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#77129

Cleaning PCB After Soldering - How? | 21 February, 2017

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#77137

Cleaning PCB After Soldering - How? | 22 February, 2017

> Which is the best way to clean the PCB after > soldering? Is it good enough with IPA > (isopropyl) or with the Flux Remover > spray? However, we use a lead free solder wire > (3,5% flux inside the core) and after the > soldering its a visible wet and surface gets > clean but it leaves sticky on it. But same things > occurs when cleaning with IPA.The PCB material is > FR 4. I hope we get a productive discussion on > this and will get the best solution?

> Which is the best way to clean the PCB after > soldering? Is it good enough with IPA > (isopropyl) or with the Flux Remover > spray? However, we use a lead free solder wire > (3,5% flux inside the core) and after the > soldering its a visible wet and surface gets > clean but it leaves sticky on it. But same things > occurs when cleaning with IPA.The PCB material is > FR 4. I hope we get a productive discussion on > this and will get the best solution?

> Which is the best way to clean the PCB after > soldering? Is it good enough with IPA > (isopropyl) or with the Flux Remover > spray? However, we use a lead free solder wire > (3,5% flux inside the core) and after the > soldering its a visible wet and surface gets > clean but it leaves sticky on it. But same things > occurs when cleaning with IPA.The PCB material is > FR 4. I hope we get a productive discussion on > this and will get the best solution?

> Which is the best way to clean the PCB after > soldering? Is it good enough with IPA > (isopropyl) or with the Flux Remover > spray? However, we use a lead free solder wire > (3,5% flux inside the core) and after the > soldering its a visible wet and surface gets > clean but it leaves sticky on it. But same things > occurs when cleaning with IPA.The PCB material is > FR 4. I hope we get a productive discussion on > this and will get the best solution?

> Which is the best way to clean the PCB after > soldering? Is it good enough with IPA > (isopropyl) or with the Flux Remover > spray? However, we use a lead free solder wire > (3,5% flux inside the core) and after the > soldering its a visible wet and surface gets > clean but it leaves sticky on it. But same things > occurs when cleaning with IPA.The PCB material is > FR 4. I hope we get a productive discussion on > this and will get the best solution?

> Which is the best way to clean the PCB after > soldering? Is it good enough with IPA > (isopropyl) or with the Flux Remover > spray? However, we use a lead free solder wire > (3,5% flux inside the core) and after the > soldering its a visible wet and surface gets > clean but it leaves sticky on it. But same things > occurs when cleaning with IPA.The PCB material is > FR 4. I hope we get a productive discussion on > this and will get the best solution?

> Which is the best way to clean the PCB after > soldering? Is it good enough with IPA > (isopropyl) or with the Flux Remover > spray? However, we use a lead free solder wire > (3,5% flux inside the core) and after the > soldering its a visible wet and surface gets > clean but it leaves sticky on it. But same things > occurs when cleaning with IPA.The PCB material is > FR 4. I hope we get a productive discussion on > this and will get the best solution?

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