Photographic Solutions is not aware of any manufacturer that uses PEC*PAD’s® for cleaning digital sensors. However, most manufacturers purchase our Sensor Swab® and now Sensor Swab ULTRA® along with Eclipse to clean sensors at the factory or their Authorize Service Centers.
We do not recommend the use of PEC*PAD’s at any time, for any reason, to clean your digital sensor. We also do not warranty against sensor damage when any-thing other than Sensor Swab or Sensor Swab ULTRA is used.
The reason we do not warrant the use of the PEC*PAD on sensors is two-fold :
When we introduced these products in 1989, most camera manufacturers tested Eclipse and Sensor Swab materials on their cameras and gave approval on their use. None of our other products were tested in this way and therefore we cannot recommend anything but Sensor Swab, and now, Sensor Swab ULTRA. Sensor Swab and Senor Swab ULTRA have been designed to absorb Eclipse and Aeroclipse optic cleaning fluids.
Secondly, and more critically, we have no control over the purity of the PEC*PAD once the package is open, stored, handled, folded onto a handle of some type and then used. PEC*PAD’s left in an open package, left on an unclean surface, handled with unclean fingers, etc. will not provide a satisfactory cleaning and may well cause physical damage to the sensor. Should damage occur in this instance, our Guarantee is void.