How Do I Use the TriggerGrip™ System?

Companies around the globe have selected the TriggerGrip™ cleaning system for their benchtop cleaning. Here are the simple steps that will produce great results when cleaning with a TriggerGrip™ system:

The TriggerGrip™ cleaning system connects to a MicroCare aerosol can and delivers fast, better and safer benchtop cleaning

The TriggerGrip™ cleaning system connects to a MicroCare aerosol can and delivers fast, better and safer benchtop cleaning

  • Wet. First, hold the PCB at a slight angle, supporting it on a workbench or tabletop. Position the area to be cleaned on the lowest side. Spray a small amount of cleaning fluid on to the board, wetting the surface.
  • Scrub. Gently scrub the board with the TriggerGrip™ system. A little squirt every now and then will help loosen the grime; there is no need to spray continuously. Many techs customize the TriggerGrip™ system with different brushes or syringes to clean more quickly with less solvent, or use their lead trimmers to shape the brushes to get into hard-to-reach corners.
  • Rinse. Once the contamination is dissolved, briefly spray and rinse the board. Rinsing off on to a lint-free wipes shows the flux residues clearly, helping techs to be sure they have cleaned properly.
  • Dry. After rinsing, gently shake the board to dry it quickly. For slow-drying solvents, expedite drying with a gentle squirt of compressed air or by absorbing the liquid into a lint-free wipe (for example, the popular #MCC-W66 wipe).

If any step is skipped, the boards will not be cleaned in a speedy and cost-effective manner. For example, “dip-and-brush” cleaning skips the rinsing step leaving contamination on the board. Old-style aerosols are great at wetting and rinsing, but use too much solvent and may expose workers to hazardous fumes. That’s why customers appreciate the TriggerGrip™ cleaning system.