Caring For Your Newly Repaired X-ray Sensor

You just received your repaired x-ray sensor in the mail? Terrific!

I’ll bet you’re wondering how to get the most of the newly repaired x-ray sensor and how to avoid breaking it again. Here is a short list of some “do’s and don’t’s” when it comes to caring for your newly repaired x-ray sensor.

Do's Dont's Repaired X-ray Sensor

  • Do use a sensor holder. A sensor holder will help to protect the sensor as well as ensuring that it is properly positioned in the patient’s mouth. We recommend the RINN DS-Fit holder, as it is universal and reasonably priced.
  • Don’t submerge your sensor to clean it. Instead, wipe the sensor down with a slightly moistened paper towel.
  • Don’t pull the cable. This applies to unplugging the cable from the USB hub, as well as cleaning the cable. When cleaning the cable, hold the cable and not the sensor head or interface. Pulling the cable risks pulling up contacts and irreparably damaging the sensor.
  • Do use a USB hub. With the frequent plugging and unplugging of the sensor, there will be normal wear and tear on the USB port. It is much less expensive to replace a USB hub that has worn out than a USB port on a computer.
  • Do make sure the USB hub is powered. The maximum distance information can travel from a sensor in a USB cable is fifteen feet. A powered USB hub will ensure that you are not exceeding this limitation.
  • Don’t bite, roll over, trip on, or jump rope with the sensor cable. Naturally, this will cause damage to your sensor, as well as voiding your warranty.

Hopefully, your newly repaired x-ray sensor will provide many years of excellent service. If you have any questions regarding your newly repaired x-ray sensor, please don’t hesitate to contact us.