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CLEANING & DISINFECTING RADIOS

The Center for Disease Control has issued guidelines on cleaning and disinfecting electronic equipment. We have outlined the process for cleaning L3Harris dispatch consoles, monitors, and network infrastructure equipment. 

Periodically clean using the following procedures:

1. To remove dust and dirt, clean using damp clean cloth (warm water and mild detergent soap).
2. Follow by wiping with damp (warm water) clean cloth. Wipe dry with clean cloth.
3. Remove the battery and wipe the battery and radio contacts using a soft dry cloth to remove
dirt or grease. This will ensure efficient power transfer from the battery to the radio.
4. Remove any accessories and clean the UDC contacts using a clean dry cloth. When the
UDC is not in use, cover the connector with the protective dust cap to prevent the build-up of
dust or water particles.
5. If the radio is used in a harsh environment (such as driving rain, salt fog, etc.), it may be
necessary to periodically dry and clean the battery and radio contacts with a soft dry cloth or
soft-bristle non-metallic brush.

For more rigorous cleaning, use the following procedure:

Do not use chemical cleaners, spray, or petroleum-based products. They may damage the radio housing. 
The XL Portable family has been tested with the following disinfectants that will not degrade the radio with normal usage.
1) Isopropyl Alcohol
2) Enviro-Tru-1453
3) T36 Disinfex (Viralex)
4) Clorox Bleach (1:10 Bleach: Water)

1. Apply the cleaning solution to a clean damp cloth and clean the radio.
Do not spray cleaning solution directly on radio. To clean the radio in the speaker and
microphone areas, carefully wipe these areas but prevent the cleaning solution from
entering the speaker or microphone openings.
2. Wipe off the radio with clean damp cloth using mild warm soapy water.
3. Follow up by wiping off the radio with clean damp cloth using warm water only.
4 Wipe dry with clean cloth