[time-nuts] LCD display connector

Chuck Harris cfharris at erols.com
Tue Jan 4 16:30:15 UTC 2011

Javier Herrero wrote:

> I usually buy it from Farnell, in 1-litre can and in aerosol form, made
> by Electrolube. Here is the data sheet
> http://www.farnell.com/datasheets/316731.pdf
> It claims 99.7% purity, 0.15% max water content (I suspect that the can
> quickly exceeds that content once opened...)

In my experience, the can would be a slight problem.  As long as the
alcohol remains anhydrous, the tin plating in the can shouldn't be touched,
but as soon as the water moves in, some tin will go into solution.  That
tin will be left behind when the alcohol/water evaporate.

The other problem, is the various shippers tag on an extra fee for shipping
ORM-D materials... of which isopropyl alcohol is one.

I'll have to see if I can chase down the suppliers used for each outlet.
I would bet that the drums of alcohol each uses are of the same purity.  The
only difference being the intended final use.

-Chuck Harris

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