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European Technical Support Specialist
Jade Bridges is the European Technical Support Specialist for Electrolube. She is responsible for technical support within Europe, offering assistance to customers with product selection, implementation and after sales support across the range of Electrolube products. Her expertise is carried over from her position as R&D Manager for Electrolube, where she was responsible for the new product development and technical support across an array of chemical products for the electronics industry, including conformal coatings, encapsulation resins, thermal management products, contact lubrication and electronic cleaning solutions.
Jade Bridges has submitted responses to the following questions.
There are a number of potential options to replace your current cleaning system. Electrolube have a range of solvent-based and ...
Un-cleaned PCB Assemblies Potted
If the residues that were left onthe PCB are potentially corrosive then they will essentially shorten the working life of ...
Conformal Coating Over Heat Sinks
Although a conformal coating will have a significantly lower thermal conductivity than the heat sink, it is applied in such ...
Cleaning Conformal Coated Boards After Rework
If you are cleaning reworked boards where all the coating has been removed then it should not be an issue, ...
Ultrasonic Cleaning Solution Recommendation
The cleaning solution chosen will depend on the residues you are trying to remove. There are many cleaning products available ...
Conformal coating and connector holes
The easiest way to avoid conformal coating spreading into connectors is to use a masking agent. Liquid masking agents are ...
Conformal Coating & Humidity
Conformal coatings are designed to protect electronic circuitry from a number of environments, including high humidity conditions. The level of ...
IPA cleaning precautions
Firstly, IPA is a flammable solvent so you will have to ensure the area where the substrates are to be ...
Conformal Coating Process
From what I understand, a "press fit" connector should push through most types of standard conformal coating. The best way ...
Clean water soluble flux
There are many water-based cleaners available on the market which may be suitable for your application. Electrolube have a range ...
Humidity and Corrosion
A conformal coating will solve this problem for you. There are many different conformal coatings on the market, the most ...
Urethane Conformal Coating Problem
Adhesion problems are usually related to contaminants or residues present on the board prior to coating. By using a suitable ...
Ultrasonic Cleaning Considerations
Firstly you need to consider at what stage of PCB manufacture you wish to clean and therefore what contaminants require ...
No-Clean Flux: How much is too much?
The primary function of flux is to remove oxidation from the surfaces to be soldered therefore improving wetting of the ...
Changing Conformal Coating Material
Changing from a silicone to a urethane conformal coating should not cause too many problems if you are careful not ...
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