Getac Rugged Mobile Computer Decontamination

The following procedures help to protect your employees, equipment, and community.

CDC Recommendations and General Guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends cleaning surfaces, followed by disinfection, as a best practice for the prevention of Coronavirus and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings.

CDC Web Site

CDC recommendations and general guidelines:
The CDC-recommended disinfectant is an alcohol solution consisting of 70% isopropyl alcohol and 30% water. Please follow the steps below to use the CDC recommended alcohol solution to clean high-touch, external surfaces on Getac products:
• Avoid Bleach solutions over 10% as it may damage some plastics. The CDC recommendation is about 2% bleach.
• Isopropyl Alcohol usually in a 70% Isopropyl Alcohol and 30% Water solution. It may also be marketed as rubbing alcohol.

CDC Cleaning Recommendations Page



Getac Cleaning Guidelines

• Wear disposable gloves made of latex (or nitrile gloves if you are latex-sensitive) when cleaning and disinfecting surfaces.
• Do NOT clean a notebook or tablet while it is powered on or plugged in.
• Remove cables, close all port covers & doors to prevent solution ingress.
• Use a clean cloth. Do not use materials, such as paper towels or toilet paper. The cloth should be moist, but not dripping wet.
• Although we carry a rating of IP65 on our rugged products, it’s never recommended to type or exercise the keyboard while wet to prevent compromising of the membrane underneath the key caps.
• Extra attention should be given to the screw holes, unflattened area, strips, and finger touch points. Unplugged cables should also be wiped down.
• Ensure surfaces have completely air-dried before turning the device on after cleaning. No moisture should be visible on the surfaces of the product before it is powered on.
• Clean hands after gloves are removed.

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