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Ultrasonic Cleaner

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Status WORKING as 2017-07-21
Training NO
Hackable NO
Usage Restrictions Open to all
Owner Vancouver Hack Space
If it Breaks Turn off. Put a BROKEN sign on machine. Notify forums immediately.
Loan Status Owned by VHS
Arrival Date July 20, 2017
Location Top shelf H5
Value $350
Champion See Compendium of Champions


  • Powerful 300W Ultrasonic Cleaner
  • Large 6 Liters (1.58 gallon) stainless steel (SU304) tank
  • Tank size: 12.8“ x 8.0” x 3.9“. The longest item which can fit in is 13.4”
  • 2 Color LED display. 1-30 minutes full range timer for ultrasonic cleaning
  • 5 heating temperature settings from 40 degree C (104F) to 60 degree C (140F)

Examples of things you can clean

  • PCBs
  • Precision parts (bearings, gears, valves)
  • Tools
  • Lab items (glassware)
  • Electrical parts
  • Lenses and mirrors
  • Glasses
  • Bicycle components
  • Automotive parts

Modes of cleaning


Only tap water is needed

  1. Add water to the cleaning take to the level between “MIN” and “MAX” lines and above area to be cleaned
  2. Put the items to be cleaned inside the basket and put the basket inside the tank
  3. Set temperature if needed and wait for liquid to reach set temperature.
  4. Turn the main switch on. Press TIME button to set the timer to 5-10 minutes. Press On/Off button to start cleaning.

Note. Plastic basket absorbs about 30% of ultrasonic energy. Metal will absorb 8%.

Indirect Cleaning

You may use different cleaning fluids with this method. ie. * Alcohol for electrical parts * Acetone to dissolve ink

  1. Put items in separate container. Use ultrasonic waves to penetrate the container to do the cleaning.
  2. Put the item inside a container. Add proper fluid to submerge item.
  3. Place the container in the tank directly. Add water to a level between MIN and MAX.
  4. Set temperature if needed, wait for liquid to hit set temperature
  5. Press TIME button to set the timer to 10 minutes. Press On/Off button to start cleaning. Ultrasonic waves will penetrate the container and clean the items.
Selection of containers
  • Plastic container - These are soft and will absorb about 30% of the energy
  • Aluminum container - Absorb 20% of energy
  • Stainless steel container - Absorb 8% of energy


  • ALWAYS use a to suspend your item to be cleaned above the stainless steel bottom. Failure to do so will damage the basin
  • DO NOT operate the device before filling the tank. Doing so may damage the machine.
  • ONLY fill the machine between the MIN and MAX markings on the basin.
  • Do not use abrasive cleaning solution or strong corrosive chemicals.
  • If cleaning multiple parts simultaneously, keep parts away from each other. If they touch, they may damage each other.

Clean-up and Storage

  • Rinse, drain, and wipe the reservoir dry.
  • Store the ultrasonic cleaner on a shelf in the paint and mess room.
tool/ultrasonic_cleaner.txt · Last modified: 2021/03/27 17:07 by johnc

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