Cleaning and disinfecting keyboards and mice

 

Best practice

The best practice for cleaning and disinfecting our keyboards and mice, including the cleaning frequency and method, will depend on the specific use and conditions in your hospital or clinical establishment.

Your Infection Control Team can give you specific guidance on which cleaning protocols should be established in your facility.
In general terms, we recommend treating our products as you would treat any other high frequency touch surface in the same room.
On these page you can verify if the cleaning methods you wish to follow and the disinfectant you intend to use are compatible with our products.

TIP: Wipe between treatments.

Approved disinfectants

  • Alcohol based
  • Chlorine based, up to 100,000 ppm (10%) bleach content
  • Formaldehyde based, up to 370,000 ppm (37%) formaldehyde content
  • Glutaraldehyde based
  • Oxidizing, such as Hydrogen Peroxide, up to 30,000 ppm (3%) content
  • Phenol based
  • Quaternary Ammonium, up to 20,000 ppm (2%) content

Restrictions

  • Always follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer of the cleaning product.
  • Do not use petroleum based cleaning fluids nor Acetone or abrasive cleaning aids and products.
  • Do not use temperature or pressure sterilization.
  • Do not expose the product to temperatures above those indicated in the product manual.
  • Exposing any silicone product to the oils contained in some hand alcohol, hand lotions and other emollients reduces their life span.
    Regular cleaning helps to limit this effect. Such degradation is not covered under warranty.

Approved cleaning and disinfecting methods per product


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Soap and water

Cleanable with soap and water.

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Surface Disinfectants

Cleanable with approved surface disinfectants, such as those based on alcohol, chlorine ≤ 10%, formaldehyde ≤37%, glutaraldehyde, phenolor quaternary ammonium ≤2%, or oxidizing ≤3%.

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Wipe

You can wipe the product with a soft cloth that is non-abrasive like a micro-fiber cloth, a disinfecting wipe, a soft brush similar to a paint brush in bristle stiffness or a sponge, but not a scourer of any sort.

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Spray

You can spray the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant

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Rinse

You can rinse the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant.

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Immerse

You can immerse the product in soap and water or an approved disinfectant (except USB connector).

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Soap and water

Cleanable with soap and water.

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Surface Disinfectants

Cleanable with approved surface disinfectants, such as those based on alcohol, chlorine ≤ 10%, formaldehyde ≤37%, glutaraldehyde, phenolor quaternary ammonium ≤2%, or oxidizing ≤3%.

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Wipe

You can wipe the product with a soft cloth that is non-abrasive like a micro-fiber cloth, a disinfecting wipe, a soft brush similar to a paint brush in bristle stiffness or a sponge, but not a scourer of any sort.

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Spray

You can spray the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant

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Rinse

You can rinse the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant.

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Immerse

You can immerse the product in soap and water or an approved disinfectant (except USB connector).

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Soap and water

Cleanable with soap and water.

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Surface Disinfectants

Cleanable with approved surface disinfectants, such as those based on alcohol, chlorine ≤ 10%, formaldehyde ≤37%, glutaraldehyde, phenolor quaternary ammonium ≤2%, or oxidizing ≤3%.

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Wipe

You can wipe the product with a soft cloth that is non-abrasive like a micro-fiber cloth, a disinfecting wipe, a soft brush similar to a paint brush in bristle stiffness or a sponge, but not a scourer of any sort.

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Spray

You can spray the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant

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Rinse

You can rinse the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant.

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Immerse

You can immerse the product in soap and water or an approved disinfectant (except USB connector).

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Soap and water

Cleanable with soap and water.

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Surface Disinfectants

Cleanable with approved surface disinfectants, such as those based on alcohol, chlorine ≤ 10%, formaldehyde ≤37%, glutaraldehyde, phenolor quaternary ammonium ≤2%, or oxidizing ≤3%.

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Wipe

You can wipe the product with a soft cloth that is non-abrasive like a micro-fiber cloth, a disinfecting wipe, a soft brush similar to a paint brush in bristle stiffness or a sponge, but not a scourer of any sort.

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Spray

You can spray the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant

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Rinse

You can rinse the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant.

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Immerse

You can immerse the product in soap and water or an approved disinfectant (except USB connector).

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Expose to HPV

You can expose the product to Hydrogen Peroxide Vapour (HPV).

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Sterilize

You can sterilize the product in an autoclave or thermo disinfector (up to 134 ºC, tested 200 cycles)

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Soap and water

Cleanable with soap and water.

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Surface Disinfectants

Cleanable with approved surface disinfectants, such as those based on alcohol, chlorine ≤ 10%, formaldehyde ≤37%, glutaraldehyde, phenolor quaternary ammonium ≤2%, or oxidizing ≤3%.

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Wipe

You can wipe the product with a soft cloth that is non-abrasive like a micro-fiber cloth, a disinfecting wipe, a soft brush similar to a paint brush in bristle stiffness or a sponge, but not a scourer of any sort.

spray
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Spray

You can spray the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant

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Rinse

You can rinse the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant.

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Immerse

You can immerse the product in soap and water or an approved disinfectant (except USB connector).

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Soap and water

Cleanable with soap and water.

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Surface Disinfectants

Cleanable with approved surface disinfectants, such as those based on alcohol, chlorine ≤ 10%, formaldehyde ≤37%, glutaraldehyde, phenolor quaternary ammonium ≤2%, or oxidizing ≤3%.

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Wipe

You can wipe the product with a soft cloth that is non-abrasive like a micro-fiber cloth, a disinfecting wipe, a soft brush similar to a paint brush in bristle stiffness or a sponge, but not a scourer of any sort.

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Spray

You can spray the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant

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Rinse

You can rinse the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant.

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Immerse

You can immerse the product in soap and water or an approved disinfectant (except USB connector).

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Expose to HPV

You can expose the product to Hydrogen Peroxide Vapour (HPV).

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Sterilize

You can sterilize the product in an autoclave or thermo disinfector (up to 134 ºC, tested 200 cycles)

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Soap and water

Cleanable with soap and water.

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Surface Disinfectants

Cleanable with approved surface disinfectants, such as those based on alcohol, chlorine ≤ 10%, formaldehyde ≤37%, glutaraldehyde, phenolor quaternary ammonium ≤2%, or oxidizing ≤3%.

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Wipe

You can wipe the product with a soft cloth that is non-abrasive like a micro-fiber cloth, a disinfecting wipe, a soft brush similar to a paint brush in bristle stiffness or a sponge, but not a scourer of any sort.

spray
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Spray

You can spray the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant

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Rinse

You can rinse the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant.

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Immerse

You can immerse the product in soap and water or an approved disinfectant (except USB connector).

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Expose to HPV

You can expose the product to Hydrogen Peroxide Vapour (HPV).

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Sterilize

You can sterilize the product in an autoclave or thermo disinfector (up to 134 ºC, tested 200 cycles)

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Soap and water

Cleanable with soap and water.

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Surface Disinfectants

Cleanable with approved surface disinfectants, such as those based on alcohol, chlorine ≤ 10%, formaldehyde ≤37%, glutaraldehyde, phenolor quaternary ammonium ≤2%, or oxidizing ≤3%.

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Wipe

You can wipe the product with a soft cloth that is non-abrasive like a micro-fiber cloth, a disinfecting wipe, a soft brush similar to a paint brush in bristle stiffness or a sponge, but not a scourer of any sort.

spray
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Spray

You can spray the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant

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Rinse

You can rinse the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant.

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Immerse

You can immerse the product in soap and water or an approved disinfectant (except USB connector).

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Expose to HPV

You can expose the product to Hydrogen Peroxide Vapour (HPV).

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Soap and water

Cleanable with soap and water.

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Wipe

You can wipe the product with a soft cloth that is non-abrasive like a micro-fiber cloth, a disinfecting wipe, a soft brush similar to a paint brush in bristle stiffness or a sponge, but not a scourer of any sort.

spray
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Spray

You can spray the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant

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Rinse

You can rinse the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant.

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Immerse

You can immerse the product in soap and water or an approved disinfectant (except USB connector).

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Expose to HPV

You can expose the product to Hydrogen Peroxide Vapour (HPV).

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Soap and water

Cleanable with soap and water.

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Surface Disinfectants

Cleanable with approved surface disinfectants, such as those based on alcohol, chlorine ≤ 10%, formaldehyde ≤37%, glutaraldehyde, phenolor quaternary ammonium ≤2%, or oxidizing ≤3%.

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Wipe

You can wipe the product with a soft cloth that is non-abrasive like a micro-fiber cloth, a disinfecting wipe, a soft brush similar to a paint brush in bristle stiffness or a sponge, but not a scourer of any sort.

spray
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Spray

You can spray the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant

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Rinse

You can rinse the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant.

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Immerse

You can immerse the product in soap and water or an approved disinfectant (except USB connector).

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Expose to HPV

You can expose the product to Hydrogen Peroxide Vapour (HPV).

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Soap and water

Cleanable with soap and water.

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Surface Disinfectants

Cleanable with approved surface disinfectants, such as those based on alcohol, chlorine ≤ 10%, formaldehyde ≤37%, glutaraldehyde, phenolor quaternary ammonium ≤2%, or oxidizing ≤3%.

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Wipe

You can wipe the product with a soft cloth that is non-abrasive like a micro-fiber cloth, a disinfecting wipe, a soft brush similar to a paint brush in bristle stiffness or a sponge, but not a scourer of any sort.

spray
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Spray

You can spray the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant

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Rinse

You can rinse the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant.

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With keyboard lock

Lockable, so you can securely clean while connected.

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Expose to HPV

You can expose the product to Hydrogen Peroxide Vapour (HPV).

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Soap and water

Cleanable with soap and water.

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Surface Disinfectants

Cleanable with approved surface disinfectants, such as those based on alcohol, chlorine ≤ 10%, formaldehyde ≤37%, glutaraldehyde, phenolor quaternary ammonium ≤2%, or oxidizing ≤3%.

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Wipe

You can wipe the product with a soft cloth that is non-abrasive like a micro-fiber cloth, a disinfecting wipe, a soft brush similar to a paint brush in bristle stiffness or a sponge, but not a scourer of any sort.

spray
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Spray

You can spray the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant

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Rinse

You can rinse the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant.

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With keyboard lock

Lockable, so you can securely clean while connected.

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Expose to HPV

You can expose the product to Hydrogen Peroxide Vapour (HPV).

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Soap and water

Cleanable with soap and water.

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Wipe

You can wipe the product with a soft cloth that is non-abrasive like a micro-fiber cloth, a disinfecting wipe, a soft brush similar to a paint brush in bristle stiffness or a sponge, but not a scourer of any sort.

spray
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Spray

You can spray the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant

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Rinse

You can rinse the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant.

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With keyboard lock

Lockable, so you can securely clean while connected.

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Immerse

You can immerse the product in soap and water or an approved disinfectant (except USB connector).

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Expose to HPV

You can expose the product to Hydrogen Peroxide Vapour (HPV).

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Soap and water

Cleanable with soap and water.

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Surface Disinfectants

Cleanable with approved surface disinfectants, such as those based on alcohol, chlorine ≤ 10%, formaldehyde ≤37%, glutaraldehyde, phenolor quaternary ammonium ≤2%, or oxidizing ≤3%.

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Wipe

You can wipe the product with a soft cloth that is non-abrasive like a micro-fiber cloth, a disinfecting wipe, a soft brush similar to a paint brush in bristle stiffness or a sponge, but not a scourer of any sort.

spray
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Spray

You can spray the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant

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Rinse

You can rinse the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant.

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With keyboard lock

Lockable, so you can securely clean while connected.

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Immerse

You can immerse the product in soap and water or an approved disinfectant (except USB connector).

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Expose to HPV

You can expose the product to Hydrogen Peroxide Vapour (HPV).

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Soap and water

Cleanable with soap and water.

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Wipe

You can wipe the product with a soft cloth that is non-abrasive like a micro-fiber cloth, a disinfecting wipe, a soft brush similar to a paint brush in bristle stiffness or a sponge, but not a scourer of any sort.

spray
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Spray

You can spray the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant

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Rinse

You can rinse the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant.

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With keyboard lock

Lockable, so you can securely clean while connected.

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Immerse

You can immerse the product in soap and water or an approved disinfectant (except USB connector).

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Expose to HPV

You can expose the product to Hydrogen Peroxide Vapour (HPV).

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Soap and water

Cleanable with soap and water.

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Surface Disinfectants

Cleanable with approved surface disinfectants, such as those based on alcohol, chlorine ≤ 10%, formaldehyde ≤37%, glutaraldehyde, phenolor quaternary ammonium ≤2%, or oxidizing ≤3%.

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Wipe

You can wipe the product with a soft cloth that is non-abrasive like a micro-fiber cloth, a disinfecting wipe, a soft brush similar to a paint brush in bristle stiffness or a sponge, but not a scourer of any sort.

spray
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Spray

You can spray the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant

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Rinse

You can rinse the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant.

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Immerse

You can immerse the product in soap and water or an approved disinfectant (except USB connector).

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Expose to HPV

You can expose the product to Hydrogen Peroxide Vapour (HPV).

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Sterilize

You can sterilize the product in an autoclave or thermo disinfector (up to 134 ºC, tested 200 cycles)

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Soap and water

Cleanable with soap and water.

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Surface Disinfectants

Cleanable with approved surface disinfectants, such as those based on alcohol, chlorine ≤ 10%, formaldehyde ≤37%, glutaraldehyde, phenolor quaternary ammonium ≤2%, or oxidizing ≤3%.

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Wipe

You can wipe the product with a soft cloth that is non-abrasive like a micro-fiber cloth, a disinfecting wipe, a soft brush similar to a paint brush in bristle stiffness or a sponge, but not a scourer of any sort.

spray
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Spray

You can spray the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant

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Rinse

You can rinse the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant.

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With keyboard lock

Lockable, so you can securely clean while connected.

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Immerse

You can immerse the product in soap and water or an approved disinfectant (except USB connector).

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Soap and water

Cleanable with soap and water.

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Surface Disinfectants

Cleanable with approved surface disinfectants, such as those based on alcohol, chlorine ≤ 10%, formaldehyde ≤37%, glutaraldehyde, phenolor quaternary ammonium ≤2%, or oxidizing ≤3%.

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Wipe

You can wipe the product with a soft cloth that is non-abrasive like a micro-fiber cloth, a disinfecting wipe, a soft brush similar to a paint brush in bristle stiffness or a sponge, but not a scourer of any sort.

spray
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Spray

You can spray the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant

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Rinse

You can rinse the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant.

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Immerse

You can immerse the product in soap and water or an approved disinfectant (except USB connector).

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Sterilize

You can sterilize the product in an autoclave or thermo disinfector (up to 134 ºC, tested 200 cycles)

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Soap and water

Cleanable with soap and water.

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Surface Disinfectants

Cleanable with approved surface disinfectants, such as those based on alcohol, chlorine ≤ 10%, formaldehyde ≤37%, glutaraldehyde, phenolor quaternary ammonium ≤2%, or oxidizing ≤3%.

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Wipe

You can wipe the product with a soft cloth that is non-abrasive like a micro-fiber cloth, a disinfecting wipe, a soft brush similar to a paint brush in bristle stiffness or a sponge, but not a scourer of any sort.

spray
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Spray

You can spray the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant

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Rinse

You can rinse the product with water and soap or an approved disinfectant.

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With keyboard lock

Lockable, so you can securely clean while connected.

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Immerse

You can immerse the product in soap and water or an approved disinfectant (except USB connector).

List of approved cleaners and disinfectants


The following products that have been approved by their manufacturers for use on silicone. Although this is the best indication we can give for the product’s suitability as a disinfectant for our keyboards and mice, there will always remain factors of uncertainty regarding the effects it may have on our products either by itself or in combination with other substances to which our products may be exposed in their setting. Therefore, no rights can be claimed from this list and we always advise a test in your facility on a small batch before fully adopting a disinfectant in your overall cleaning and disinfecting protocols. For more detailed information, please contact the manufacturer.

Product name Manufacturer Website
1 5 0 6 7 1 Antibac Keyboard Wipes (80 wipes) Abena A/S https://www.abena.dk
Acrylan Antiseptica chem.-pharm. Produkte GmbH http://www.antiseptica.de
Alpet D2 SARAYA Europe https://www.saraya-europe.com
Alpha Guard Laboratorium Dr.Deppe GmbH https://drdeppe.de
Anios DDSH Anios Laboratories http://www.anios.com
Aniosurf Citron Anios Laboratories http://www.anios.com
Antiseptica Kombi Liquid Antiseptica chem.-pharm. Produkte GmbH http://www.antiseptica.de
Apesin AP 100 Tana Chemie GmbH https://www.tana.de
Apesin AP 3 Tana Chemie GmbH https://www.tana.de
Apesin AP 300 Tana Chemie GmbH https://www.tana.de
Apesin combi DR Tana Chemie GmbH https://www.tana.de
Apesin rapid Tana Chemie GmbH https://www.tana.de
B 10 Wischdesinfektion Orochemie GmbH + Co. KG https://www.orochemie.de
B 20 Wischdesinfektion Orochemie GmbH + Co. KG https://www.orochemie.de
B 30 Wischdesinfektion Orochemie GmbH + Co. KG https://www.orochemie.de
B 40 Wischdesinfektion Orochemie GmbH + Co. KG https://www.orochemie.de
B 45 Wischdesinfektion Orochemie GmbH + Co. KG https://www.orochemie.de
B 60 Desinfektionstücher Orochemie GmbH + Co. KG https://www.orochemie.de
Banicide Plus Pascal International Inc. http://www.pascalinternational.net
Biguacid Liquid Antiseptica chem.-pharm. Produkte GmbH http://www.antiseptica.de
Biguacid Plus Antiseptica chem.-pharm. Produkte GmbH http://www.antiseptica.de
Biguacid-S Antiseptica chem.-pharm. Produkte GmbH http://www.antiseptica.de
Buraton 10F 1% Schülke & Mayr GmbH https://www.schuelke.com
Chlor-Clean Guest Medical https://guest-medical.co.uk/en
Cleanisept Wipes Maxi (80 wipes) Dr. Schumacher GmbH https://www.schumacher-online.com
Compliance Metrex Research Corporation https://www.metrex.com
Descocid-N Antiseptica chem.-pharm. Produkte GmbH http://www.antiseptica.de
Descogen Liquid Antiseptica chem.-pharm. Produkte GmbH http://www.antiseptica.de
Descogen Liquid r.f.u. Antiseptica chem.-pharm. Produkte GmbH http://www.antiseptica.de
Descosept forte Dr. Schumacher GmbH https://www.schumacher-online.com
Destec Bavicid Floor (Dilution product) Seitz GmbH https://www.seitz24.com
Destec Bavicid Go Seitz GmbH https://www.seitz24.com
Destec Bavicid Wipe Seitz GmbH https://www.seitz24.com
Hexanios Anios Laboratories http://anios.com
Incides N Ecolab Deutschland GmbH https://www.ecolab.com
Incidin Perfekt 2% Vol. Ecolab Deutschland GmbH https://www.ecolab.com
Incidin Pro Ecolab Deutschland GmbH https://www.ecolab.com
Incidin Rapid Ecolab Deutschland GmbH https://www.ecolab.com
Incidin Liquid Ecolab Deutschland GmbH https://www.ecolab.com
LifeClean disinfectant LifeClean International AB https://www.lifeclean.se
Mikrozid AF liquid Schülke & Mayr GmbH https://www.schuelke.com
Mikrozid sensitive liquid Schülke & Mayr GmbH https://www.schuelke.com
MinutenSpray-classic (500 ml bottle) Alpro Medical GmbH https://www.alpro-medical.de
MinutenWipes (120 wipes) Alpro Medical GmbH https://www.alpro-medical.de
Neoform MED AF Chemische Fabrik Dr. Weigert GmbH & Co. KG https://www.drweigert.de
Neoform MED FF Chemische Fabrik Dr. Weigert GmbH & Co. KG https://www.drweigert.de
Neoform MED rapid Chemische Fabrik Dr. Weigert GmbH & Co. KG https://www.drweigert.de
PlastiSept (500 ml bottle) Alpro Medical GmbH https://www.alpro-medical.de
PlastiSept-Wipes (120 wipes) Alpro Medical GmbH https://www.alpro-medical.de
Sani-Cloth Active Ecolab Deutschland GmbH https://www.ecolab.com
SinAlc Tücher HIMED GmbH http://www.hibomed.de
Sporox II Sultan Chemists Inc. https://www.sultanhc.com
Spray In Neu Laboratorium Dr.Deppe GmbH https://drdeppe.de
Spray Off N Laboratorium Dr.Deppe GmbH https://drdeppe.de
Surfanios Anios Laboratories http://anios.com
Surfa’safe Anios Laboratories http://anios.com
Terralin Protect Schülke & Mayr GmbH https://www.schuelke.com
Ultrasol active Dr. Schumacher GmbH https://www.schumacher-online.com
Wavicide-01 Metrex Research Corporation https://www.metrex.com
Wet Wipe Chlorine Disinfection Wet Wipe A/S https://www.wetwipe.eu
Wet Wipe PHMB Disinfection Wet Wipe A/S https://www.wetwipe.eu
Wet Wipe Triamin Disinfection Wet Wipe A/S https://www.wetwipe.eu
Wet Wipe Ethanol Disinfection Wet Wipe A/S https://www.wetwipe.eu
Wip’anios Anios Laboratories http://anios.com