This how to is a comprehensive guide on cleaning your bench-top and overhead Ionizers. For B49 series Botron Intelligent Ionizers.
Before you begin
- Ensure you have the following supplies:
- Canned Air
- Cloth (non-linting)
- Vacuum (ESD Safe is a plus)
- Brush (Included with your B49 series Ionizers)
- Cleanroom Swaps
- Disconnect mains power from the ionizer.
- De-energize the ionizers emitter pins.
- Emitter pins are “tack sharp”, watch your fingers and hands.
It’s very important that before you engage in cleaning your ionizer to make sure it is not connected to a power source. If your ionizer was recently running, allow it to sit for 5 minutes prior to opening. Emitter pins can be highly charge, check and de-energize the ionization mechanisms on each fan before proceeding.
Cleaning the ionizer fan filter
- Release the filter housing by sliding the filter lock.
- Carefully pull the filter housing apart to remove the filter.
- You may used an air gun, canned air, or water to clean the fan filter.
- Do not place a wet filter back into the ionizer. Make sure the filter is throughly dry before reassembly.
- Wipe clean or vacuum the filter housing assembly.
Cleaning the Ionization fan and electrical components
- Using and ESD safe vacuum or ESD safe brush remove dirt and dust from the fan assembly and front grill.
- Using a noncorrosive cleaning agent, such as IPA, and cleanroom safe (non-liniting) swab, lightly dampen the swab and gently clean the emitter pins free of gunk and grim.
- Finish by brushing the emitter pins clean and dry with the provided brush.
- Reassemble the fan filter housing and carefully latch back into place.
- Check everything is secure and free of obstruction.
- Power the Ionizer back on and check the Ionizers ion output balance.