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About this product


  • Free of sodium hydroxide
  • Comes in odourless granules
  • Ready for dilution with water

Product overview

A sodium-hydroxide free PCB developer that is supplied in free flowing odourless granules and is ready for dilution with water. Suitable for single or double sided PCBs, and all applications such as prototype work is 10g of granules with 100ml of water, or the full 250g would make up to 2.5 litres of developer.
The ideal temperature for dilution and developing is room temperature, i.e. approximately 20°C. Development time will depend on the complexity of the board design, dilution ratio of the solution and the temperature.After development, the board should be rinsed thoroughly and dried either in air or an oven. Always wear protective gloves and goggles and avoid contact with the eyes and skin but, in case of contact, flush liberally with water.Ensure all containers and utensils used with this product are made from strong chemical-resistant plastics or glass.Do not use any equipment made from metal.

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Just what kind of substance is this "Universal PCB Developer"? Google search reveals the mystery - it's basically baking soda dissolved in water. Keep in mind that 'baking soda' (sodium bicarbonate) and 'washing soda' (sodium carbonate) are somewhat different beasts! Latter is 'stronger', so just put less of it in your brew. For best results do not soak your board for any length of time. Put PCB in the solution and gently rub it with a cotton bud.
Date published: 2018-01-13
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Hi Can I use this developer to develop solder resist masks like dynamask 5000? Sodium Carbonate is recommended, would this be an alternative if so I would only need one developer for PCB and mask. Thanks

Asked by: Sijotill
Unfortunately we cannot recommend you use this for your intended application as it was not designed to do so.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-02-29

Hi, This product contains says it contains Disodium Metasilacte. Normally if I use this chemical is it's pure form I use 25g to make 1 liter. This product requires 100 grams to make 1 liter, please can you tell me what the filler material is please?

Asked by: mike
This is best detailed in the MSDS sheet, found on the link below: http://www.chilternconnections.co.uk/ZENCART/HANDSSHEETS/Etching%20Products/PDSM_MSDS.pdf
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2017-01-27

What is the shelf life of the universal pcb developer in granular form?

Asked by: pcbmaker
We do not believe the granular one would have a shelf life.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-07-17

How should this product be disposed of once used?
Asked by: Stephan de Georgio
Local council would give disposal information relevant to your location.
Answered by: PS
Date published: 2017-01-27
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