Lazer Air Duster 200ml - £1 @ Poundland
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Lazer Air Duster 200ml - £1 @ Poundland

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Found 17th May 2014
Air Duster
Air duster can be used on all printers, keyboards and office equipment. Compressed gas to remove debris from hard to reach areas.

- See more at: poundland.co.uk/air…ter

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Original Poster

Use the voucher below and get 12 for £10

£2 off £12 spend @ Poundland
Edited by: "konkywonky" 17th May 2014

Or use the wife's natural exhaust for free and save £1

I don't need air in a can, got a house full of the stuff for free.

To be honest, its poor compressed air, high moisture levels out of the 'straw' - not good for electronics, if you need compressed air I would buy a better quality one.

Banned

High moisture content, wouldn't use on sensitive electronics.

speedski

To be honest, its poor compressed air, high moisture levels out of the … To be honest, its poor compressed air, high moisture levels out of the 'straw' - not good for electronics, if you need compressed air I would buy a better quality one.



And I suppose you know this because you have scientifically tested and calculated the moisture that it produces and also done the same with the more expensive options?

I really recommend not using this stuff on anything of value. Read the back of the can and it tells you it also sprays out a protective coating of some sort. I once made the mistake of using this stuff to clean a motherboard and it stank for weeks and left a greasy residue on all the components. It sprays out a liquid when you discharge the can so be warned.

NEtech

And I suppose you know this because you have scientifically tested and … And I suppose you know this because you have scientifically tested and calculated the moisture that it produces and also done the same with the more expensive options?

If you read the back of the can it tells you it also sprays out a liquid cleaning agent with the gas. That and the fact you can spray it on your hand and your hand becomes wet.

Original Poster

Tony Harrison

I really recommend not using this stuff on anything of value. Read the … I really recommend not using this stuff on anything of value. Read the back of the can and it tells you it also sprays out a protective coating of some sort. I once made the mistake of using this stuff to clean a motherboard and it stank for weeks and left a greasy residue on all the components. It sprays out a liquid when you discharge the can so be warned.



From the back of the can.

"Ensure all equipment to be sprayed is disconnected from its power source. Before use, DO NOT SHAKE the can & spray initially into the air away from any equipment until no liquefied gas comes out and the spray becomes colourless - if you can see spray (liquified gas), keep spraying until you see colourless spray only before applying onto your equipment.

When using always hold the can in an upright position and apply at a distance of approx 5cm using a series of short sharp bursts (Do not spray for more than 1 second at a time). For precision spraying, with the can facing away from you, insert the attached straw into the nozzle and follow the above instructions."


No mention of a protective coating of any sort, perhaps you didn't follow the instructions?

I agree this has very high moisture levels, it actually drips when you use it. My server bit the dust after cleaning it with this stuff. It's not even cheap add you can get 400ml of better stuff for ebuyer for less than £2 with next day delivery, as I did yesterday! I had five cans of the poundland stuff left over and threw it in the bin. It's not worth the risk to my equipment.

konkywonky

No mention of a protective coating of any sort, perhaps you didn't follow … No mention of a protective coating of any sort, perhaps you didn't follow the instructions?

I know how to use a can of compressed air, cheers. Looks like Poundland have found an alternative supplier to the stuff they had before.

NEtech

And I suppose you know this because you have scientifically tested and … And I suppose you know this because you have scientifically tested and calculated the moisture that it produces and also done the same with the more expensive options?



Don't need to be a scientist to see the moisture content between two different air cans side by side.

As others have pointed out, it has a high moisture content.

I used this, thankfully, firstly on a disconnected fan out of the pc, the water dripped off it. Binned the three cans I'd bought instantly, wouldn't dream of using it on anything electronic, which is really all I'd use it for.

The compressed air is stored in the can under pressure as a liquid... liquids do generally have a high moisture content

As with all of these 'air dusters', some of the contents escape as a liquid rather than a gas but evaporate quickly enough. I wouldn't use any of them on something that was 'live', and I would also avoid spraying it on something hot in case the sudden temperature drop did any damage.

Quite often, if you use upside down you can use the liquid to freeze stuff - good for getting chewing gum out of fabric.

Cold repost cold as its crap. Cold cold cold. Good luck phoning your insurance company when the liquid comes out along with the air.

Buy some branded stuff. Best stuff I ever used (lasted A very long time compared to others) was from maplin. Cost 15 quid though.

Okay for getting the dust out of your keyboard and hard to get areas. Does produce a fair amount of moisture though so wouldn't use directly inside electronics.

Edit: should add as the instructions say, use in short bursts and that does keep the moisture it deposits to a minimum.
Edited by: "xenophon" 18th May 2014

speedski

To be honest, its poor compressed air, high moisture levels out of the … To be honest, its poor compressed air, high moisture levels out of the 'straw' - not good for electronics, if you need compressed air I would buy a better quality one.



I agree with this. Not impressed. Wish I hadn't bough five of them.

By the way it's permanently available at Poundland for £1 so not really a new deal.

konkywonky

From the back of the can."Ensure all equipment to be sprayed is … From the back of the can."Ensure all equipment to be sprayed is disconnected from its power source. Before use, DO NOT SHAKE the can & spray initially into the air away from any equipment until no liquefied gas comes out and the spray becomes colourless - if you can see spray (liquified gas), keep spraying until you see colourless spray only before applying onto your equipment.When using always hold the can in an upright position and apply at a distance of approx 5cm using a series of short sharp bursts (Do not spray for more than 1 second at a time). For precision spraying, with the can facing away from you, insert the attached straw into the nozzle and follow the above instructions."No mention of a protective coating of any sort, perhaps you didn't follow the instructions?



It got poor reviews on Amazon, and one of the reviews state that their can had a sticker indicating there was alcohol in it. amazon.co.uk/Cle…top

Would probably be wise to email poundland for a copy of the MSDS so you know what you will be spraying on your PC before using this stuff. One thing it is unlikely to contain is air - usually air dusters are either liquid butane or a flurocarbon.

I bought one of these and they are, quite honestly, rubbish.

the alcohol in it would hopefully be isopropyl alcohol which is fine on computer equipment tho.

Bought this stuff blew it on my laptop and liquid came out lucky not damaged..turd in a can

OK, after doing some research into how the manufacturing process works I stand corrected, I was wrong.

All of the comments and it still got hot someone won't read these think its a bargain and......

I went to spray my laptop with this stuff ages ago on the keyboard and there was a loud hissing noise followed by so much smoke oO

Disconected from the power the night before so it was cool. Not sure what caused that to happen

Who can recommend a good can of air for a decent price? I'm looking everywhere for something decent and not awfully expensive like £10

Shazzz

Who can recommend a good can of air for a decent price? I'm looking … Who can recommend a good can of air for a decent price? I'm looking everywhere for something decent and not awfully expensive like £10



Maybe I've been lucky - I've had different cans from different sources (including this one) and they've all been much of a muchness apart from the amount they held.


rosehip1248

I went to spray my laptop with this stuff ages ago on the keyboard and … I went to spray my laptop with this stuff ages ago on the keyboard and there was a loud hissing noise followed by so much smoke oODisconected from the power the night before so it was cool. Not sure what caused that to happen



It could have been vapour rather than smoke - the liquid turns to gas very quickly. By the time you mix that in with dust it would probably look like smoke.

Bad quality? Are you guys joking?

Hold the can upright at all times. Never shake it. Spray into the air to test for liquid before using it. Always spray in short bursts. Stop and take a break if the can gets cold.

There you have it. Not once have I had any form of liquid/film/bad smells come of it and I've been using this stuff for months to clean my stuff..

Exactly Kofey, some of these people sound like the liberal left. The only chance you will get for gaining liquid sprayed out is if you shake the can or spray upside down or on it's side. Very simple procedure to follow.

djdynamite123

Exactly Kofey, some of these people sound like the liberal left. The only … Exactly Kofey, some of these people sound like the liberal left. The only chance you will get for gaining liquid sprayed out is if you shake the can or spray upside down or on it's side. Very simple procedure to follow.



Do you two sycophants want to high-five each other like that any more publicly?

Surprisingly there are only a few ways to spray a can and these Poundland dusters *do* fire a lot of liquid propellant out, whether it's damaging to electronics or not is another question but every other air duster hasn't fired propellant out and this one does no matter how much you shake it or however you hold it. Ask yourself, why is it air dusters usually cost upwards of £5 and this one is just £1 - there is a quality implication there.

Disagree.

Kofey

Bad quality? Are you guys joking?Hold the can upright at all times. Never … Bad quality? Are you guys joking?Hold the can upright at all times. Never shake it. Spray into the air to test for liquid before using it. Always spray in short bursts. Stop and take a break if the can gets cold.There you have it. Not once have I had any form of liquid/film/bad smells come of it and I've been using this stuff for months to clean my stuff..



sure OK, you must be right, I worked as a computer operator for 10 years. I cleaned and loaded computer equipment all day for the MOD.

but I'm sure you must be right. after all you have used it for months.

djdynamite123

Exactly Kofey, some of these people sound like the liberal left. The only … Exactly Kofey, some of these people sound like the liberal left. The only chance you will get for gaining liquid sprayed out is if you shake the can or spray upside down or on it's side. Very simple procedure to follow.



not sure quite what the liberal left sounds like. personally I am slightly to the right of Genghis Khan.

Shazzz

Who can recommend a good can of air for a decent price? I'm looking … Who can recommend a good can of air for a decent price? I'm looking everywhere for something decent and not awfully expensive like £10



I hate to say it but PCworld. It isn't cheap but it isn't crap etiher. trouble is the decent commercial stuff you cannot get unless you buy by the box.

eslick

All of the comments and it still got hot someone won't read these think … All of the comments and it still got hot someone won't read these think its a bargain and......




this happens a lot. one person's bargain is another person's rubbish.

as an example I was being attacked by rats when some buildings were knocked down nearby. Once resolved I threw away everything in the kitchen. A lot of things were too big to go in the bin. I put them outside by the bin and people took them before the bin men. came. i do hope they washed them.

NEtech

OK, after doing some research into how the manufacturing process works I … OK, after doing some research into how the manufacturing process works I stand corrected, I was wrong.



that's honest
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