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Allsop air duster

By Spruce
Jun 19, 2012
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  1. Hi

    Does anyone here have any experience of Allsop Airduster or Allsop cleaning products in general? is it good?
     
  2. Spruce

    Spruce TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 33

    If we put it like this, is compressed air a good and relatively safe method to clean fans and other components?
     
  3. xcylent

    xcylent TS Booster Posts: 267   +17

    yeah compressed air is probably the best way to clean dusty computer components
     
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,262   +1,551

    Seeing how I use an Air Compressor at 150 PSI for all my dusting and have done so for 20 years, I have to say yes using compressed air is a safe way to clean electronic (not just computer) components.
     
  5. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,313   +12

    You don't want to use a vacuum to clean computers, The vacuum's motor can generate a huge amount of static electricity that can fry electronics.
     
  6. Spruce

    Spruce TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 33

    Ok, thanks for the replies :)
     
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,657   +323

    You may want to place a finger on a fan blade before spraying them. I know its fun to make them spin up to 15,000 rpm, but it probably isn't real good on them.

    Having said that, I rarely do that and I just let them spin away. But I don't think getting them up higher than their rated speed, particularly in reverse, is a very good idea for the longevity of the fan.
     


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