Cleaning

We do not recommend any spray chemical cleansing or burnishing of the plugs or jack field itself.

However, periodic service to the patch cords and also exercising of the jacks should lead to many years of life of your patch bays.
Both audio and video cable/jack recommended servicing as;

  1. The patch cable ends can be periodically cleaned with denatured alcohol (electronic grade 99.97% denatured) not (rubbing alcohol) and a clean lint free soft cloth. When cleaning the gold center pin on video patch cable plugs use a small electronic grade foam swab only. 
  2. Once the cable plug end is cleaned it is then good periodic maintenance to the exercise the jack by inserting and removing the patch cable a many as 10 times.
  3. Repeat step #1. 

These instructions pertain to typical nickel-plated audio cords and nickel sleeve gold center contact type video cords.

Note, slight scuffs in the patch cord plug outer plating are considered normal as the patch cables themselves are designed to wear-out long before the jacks serviceable life.

For a further in depth ultra sonic cleaning tutorial,  please click here and watch our video