Honeywell Instructions for Cleaning General Purpose Disinfectant-Ready Housing Devices

As our global community is preparing to get back to work, we all have a heightened sensitivity to bacteria and virus transmission brought on by the health crisis. Organizations whose employees use productivity equipment in warehousing and DCs, retail, transportation & logistics, direct store delivery, healthcare, and more are implementing safety protocols that affect millions of workers. Because many of these devices are shared from one shift to the next among workers, health experts recommend that organizations adopt protocols for routine cleaning and disinfecting of devices for employee health and safety.

In response Honeywell is introducing a new family of products featuring Disinfectant-Ready Housings (DRH) for general purpose use.  These products are specifically designed to tolerate regular cleaning on a daily basis with harsh, disinfectant chemicals without suffering damage.

This guide will provide answers and approved instructions on how to clean your Honeywell general purpose devices with disinfectant-ready housings.

How are devices with Honeywell disinfectant-ready housings different from those with standard housings?

Let’s take a closer look at some of the real differences between non-disinfectant-ready housing and disinfectant-ready housing exteriors.

Non-disinfectant-Ready Device Housing. Non-disinfectant-ready housing hardware is traditionally housed in amorphous plastics. These plastics, including polycarbonate/acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (PC/ABS), are usually chosen because they can be easily manufactured.

Housings made of PC/ABS comprise a loosely packed structure that makes it easier for chemicals to penetrate the plastic. Repeated use of chemical cleansers may cause discoloration, swelling, hardening and cracking of rubber and certain plastics after prolonged and repeated use. Cracks can also lead to hardware failure, which increases the total cost of ownership by increasing downtime and repair/replacement costs.

Disinfectant-Ready Housings for General Purpose Devices.  Honeywell was the first company in the barcode scanning industry to introduce disinfectant-ready housings (DRHs). Honeywell DRHs for general purpose devices can stand up the to the demands of cleaning protocols as a result of the heightened sensitivity brought on by the recent health crisis.

Devices made with Honeywell DRHs have passed rigorous, continuous chemical exposure tests for over 500 hours. Honeywell DRHs are built to withstand multiple cleanings per hour, every day, with 34 cleaning solutions. 

Honeywell general-purpose products with DRHs, in most cases, meet the same environmental performance and drop-and-tumble specifications as defined for non-DRH versions. Consult product datasheets for any exceptions.

What Honeywell general purpose products are available with disinfectant-ready housings?

The Honeywell products with disinfectant-ready housings that are included in this cleaning guide include:

Barcode Scanners

  • Xenon-XP 1950g
  • Xenon-XP 1952g, bf
  • Voyager XP 1470g
  • Voyager XP 1472g

Desktop Printers

  • PC43d
  • PC43t
  • PC43k

Mobile Computers

  • CT40 XP
  • CT40
  • CT60 XP
  • CK65
  • ScanPal EDA51

Mobile Printers

  • RP2 Series

What are the approved cleaning solutions that can be used on Honeywell general purpose products with disinfectant-ready housings?

Barcode Scanners, Mobile Computers (except CK65), Mobile Printers. The following list of cleaning 29 solutions may be used with Honeywell disinfectant-ready mobile computers, barcode scanners and mobile printers.

  1. 3% Hydrogen Peroxide and 97% Water solution (3%)
  2. Azowipe
  3. Clorox Formula 409 Glass and surface Cleaner
  4. Clorox Healthcare Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectant Wipes
  5. Clorox Healthcare Hydrogen Peroxide Wipes
  6. Clorox Healthcare Multi-surface Quat Alcohol Wipes
  7. Dimethyl benzyl ammonium chlorides 0.125%
  8. Dimethyl benzyl ammonium chlorides 0.14%
  9. Diversey Dimension 256 Neutral Disinfectant Cleaner
  10. Diversey Oxivir Tb Wipes
  11. Diversey virex II 256 One -Step Disinfectant Cleaner
  12. Ethyl alcohol 54%-66v/v + N-propanol 9% -11% v/v
  13. Isopropyl alcohol 55%
  14. Isopropyl Alcohol Wipes 70% (IPA 70)
  15. Medical hydrogen peroxide 3%
  16. Medicinal alcohol 75%
  17. Medipal Alcohol Wipes
  18. PDI Easy Screen Cleaning Wipe
  19. PDI Sani-Cloth AF3 Germicidal Disposable Wipe
  20. PDI Sani-Cloth Bleach Germicidal Disposable Wipe
  21. PDI Sani-Cloth HB Sani-Germicidal Disposable Wipe
  22. PDI Sani-Cloth Plus Germicidal Disposable Cloth
  23. PDI Super Sani-Cloth Germicidal Wipe
  24. Peracetic Acid Solution 0.2%
  25. Progressive Products Wipes Plus
  26. Sani Professional Disinfecting Multi-Surface Wipes
  27. Sani-Hands*instant Hand Sanitizing Wipes
  28. Sodium hypochlorite 0.55% (Sani-Cloth Bleach)
  29. Sterets Alcowipe
  30. Veridien Viraguard

Desktop Printers: The following list of 13 cleaning solutions may be used with Honeywell disinfectant-ready desktop printers.

  1. Ammonium Chloride <10%
  2. Diversey Virex
  3. Ethylene Glycol (PC23d only)
  4. Isopropyl Alcohol Wipes 70%(IPA 70)
  5. Metrex Cavi Wipes (PC23d only)
  6. PDI Alcohol Prep Pads
  7. PDI Sani-Cloth HB Sani-Germicidal Disposable Wipe
  8. PDI Sani-Cloth Plus Germicidal Disposable Cloth
  9. PDI Super Sani-Cloth
  10. Sodium Hypochlorite <6%
  11. Spartan Super HDQL 10
  12. Surgipath Cloro-Wipe Towelette
  13. Viraguard Veridien

CK65: The following list of 27 cleaning solutions may be used with Honeywell disinfectant-ready CK65.

  1. 3%Hydrogen Peroxide and 97% Water Solution
  2. Azowipe
  3. Clorox Healthcare Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectant Wipes
  4. Clorox Healthcare Hydrogen Peroxide Wipes
  5. Clorox Healthcare Multi-surface Quat Alcohol Wipes
  6. dimethyl benzyl ammonium chlorides 0.125%
  7. Dimethyl benzyl ammonium chlorides 0.14%
  8. Diversey Dimension 256 Neutral Disinfectant Cleaner
  9. Diversey Oxivir Tb Wipes
  10. Diversey virex II 256 One -Step Disinfectant Cleaner
  11. Ethyl alcohol 54%-66v/v + N-propanol 9% -11% v/v
  12. Isopropyl alcohol 55%
  13. Isopropyl Alcohol Wipes 70% (IPA 70)
  14. Medical hydrogen peroxide 3%
  15. Medicinal alcohol 75%
  16. Medipal Alcohol Wipes
  17. PDI Easy Screen *Cleaning Wipe
  18. PDI Sani-Cloth AF3 Germicidal Disposable Wipe
  19. PDI Sani-Cloth HB Sani-Germicidal Disposable Wipe
  20. PDI Sani-Cloth Plus Germicidal Disposable Cloth
  21. PDI Super Sani-Cloth Germicidal Wipe
  22. Peracetic Acid Solution 0.2%
  23. Progressive Products Wipes Plus
  24. Sani Professional Disinfecting Multi-Surface Wipes
  25. Sani-Hands*instant Hand Sanitizing Wipes
  26. Sterets Alcowipe
  27. Veridien Viraguard

How should I clean Honeywell general purpose products with disinfectant-ready housings?

Important: Please follow your organization's infection-control policies and instructions provided by the disinfectant chemical manufacturer to determine the frequency and duration with which the following cleaning procedure should be performed.

Following these instructions:

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Ensure that the battery is properly locked into the unit to prevent liquid from entering the electronics.
  3. Apply the approved cleaning solutions from the above list to a sterile cloth or use the wipes provided.
  4. Do not submerge the product in water or disinfectant cleaner, wipe outer surfaces only.
  5. Wipe all plastic surfaces of the Honeywell device with the moistened cloth or wipes for the time required by the disinfectant solution.
    • Do not wipe or apply disinfectant chemicals to any electrical contacts, battery charge contacts or metal connectors, as these connectors may become corroded with repeated cleaning.
    • Avoid pooling the cleaning solution on any part of the product to prevent the liquid from gaining access to the inside of the device.
    • The display window, keyboard, triggers and connector areas require the most attention to avoid liquid entering the device.
    • Keep a dry sterile cloth ready to dry the device after cleaning.
  6. Use a cotton-tipped swab to clean between the keys on the keyboard and in other recessed areas of the device.
  7. The cradle contacts should be cleaned monthly with a cotton-tipped swab dipped in isopropyl alcohol to provide the ideal charger-to-battery contact.

How to clean the display or lens after disinfecting. After cleaning and disinfecting the Honeywell device, the display or lens area may be cleaned with a glass cleaner to remove any streaking left from the previous cleaning process.

  1. Lightly moisten a lint-free cloth with the approved glass cleaners found above.
  2. Wipe the display or lens area of the device briefly and quickly wipe dry to remove streaks or spots.

Where can I learn more about Honeywell solutions?

We encourage you to consult your Honeywell product user guide for specific product information on use, care and maintenance.

The following are links to learn more about Honeywell solutions.

  1. Honeywell Retail Solutions
  2. Honeywell DC and Warehouse Solutions
  3. Honeywell Transportation and Logistics Solutions
  4. Honeywell Healthcare Solutions
  5. Honeywell MarketPlace (Online App Marketplace)

Contact a Honeywell Solutions Expert today!  Call 1-800-934-3163.