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Cleaning your Remote or Control Device

Cleaning remotes and Control Devices


Cleaning Tips and Tricks for your Remote, Keypad, Tablet or Control Device 


It's something we use and touch everyday, that piece of hardware that makes life easier. The Listening Post has a range of control systems, from Universal Remotes that turn everything on at the touch of a button, to systems that can control your whole house, from your TV, to your Cameras, Curtains and Lighting.


There's a wide range of choice and brands, Our popular solutions include; Elan-g, Pro Control, RTI Technologies, URC


Like anything, they liked to be looked after, and part of that is cleaning!


General Tips for cleaning your Device



It goes without saying to always check your manufacturers instructions* if you are unsure. Some devices have high quality tactile finishes that may not like certain chemicals, so always check.

That being said, here's some general cleaning ideas



  • Use a soft, lint-free cloth. Avoid abrasive cloths, towels, paper towels, or similar items.

  • Do not use any type of aerosol sprays, bleaches, or abrasives
  • Do not spray cleaners directly on the remote or screen surface
  • Avoid excessive wiping, which might cause damage
  • Unplug all external power sources, and cables.
  • Remove any batteries, or turn off the internal rechargeable battery
  • Using a 70 percent Isopropyl Alcohol* wipe or dip a cotton cloth into rubbing alcohol, and use that to wipe down the entire surface of the controller. Do not get moisture into any openings.
  • Use an Isopropyl Alcohol (no, that's not Gin) dipped Cotton Bud to carefully clean around the button
  • Isopropyl Alcohol is typically available from a Chemist
  • Then, dry the remote with a lint-free cloth
  • Finally, reinstall or turn on the batteries, reconnect cables etc to your charging cradle


Stay safe everyone, clean your remotes & touch screens, and wash your hands!





*If you're unsure as to whether Isopropyl Alcohol is good on your device, you could default to a damp, warm cloth




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