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Cleaning Instructions (BCON for MIPI)#

This topic provides instructions on how to clean your Basler camera.

Before attempting to clean the camera, consider carefully whether cleaning will actually improve your camera's performance. Cleaning always carries the risk of introducing more dirt or even damaging the camera.

Cleaning the Housing or the Camera Front#

To clean a camera with a housing or a camera front:

  1. Disconnect the camera from camera power (and I/O power, if applicable).
  2. Make sure that the lens mount is covered by a lens or a protective cap.
  3. Get a soft, lint-free cloth that does not cause electrostatic charging during cleaning.
  4. Dampen the cloth using a mild detergent.
  5. Using the dampened cloth, wipe, as applicable, the camera's sides and front.
  6. Let any residual moisture evaporate.
    Never apply compressed air to speed up evaporation.
  7. After the moisture has evaporated completely, you may reconnect the camera to power.

Cleaning the IR Cut Filter#

To clean the IR cut filter:

  1. Disconnect the camera from power (and I/O power, if applicable).
  2. Blow canned, oil-free air at a 90 degree angle at the center of the IR cut filter as shown below.
  3. Reconnect the camera to power.

Cleaning the IR Cut Filter

Cleaning the Sensor#

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  • If possible, avoid cleaning the camera's sensor.

To clean the sensor:

  1. Disconnect the camera from power (and I/O power, if applicable).
  2. Get isopropyl alcohol of at least analytical grade (pro analysi, p.a.) purity.
  3. Get a soft, lint-free cloth that does not cause electrostatic charging during cleaning.
  4. Moisten the cloth with the alcohol. Make sure to only use a small quantity so that there is no alcohol dripping from the cloth.
    Ideally, wrap the cloth around a plastic tool (e.g., a spatula) that has the same width as the sensor. This makes cleaning easier and safer.
  5. Wipe once or twice in a straight line across the entire sensor.
  6. Let any residual moisture evaporate.
  7. If necessary, reinstall the IR cut filter.
  8. Reconnect the camera to power.
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