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Topic: the benefits of cleaning optical sensors? (Read 772 times) previous topic - next topic

Hi guys,

Would you please help me with this question..
Q: The benefits of removal of dirt and grime around optical sensors?

I can say:
1/ If there is too much dust, it will break down and by keeping it clean the sensor will live longer.
2/ Higher sensitivity to light, and more reliable.
3/ If it damaged or broke down, it would probably cost you to replace your device or the whole system and to save your time as well.
4/ Ensuring high accuracy of data, and more efficient.

What else?

Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated..

Grumpy_Mike

I can only say I agree with point 2.
The others are a bit nebulous / wrong.

retrolefty

I would also add a caveat that 'improper' cleaning methods of optics could result is worst performance/damage then if no attempt at cleaning was done.

Lefty

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Jan 04, 2013, 08:25 pm Last Edit: Jan 04, 2013, 08:27 pm by franklin_Pit Reason: 1
thanks for response

actually, I've got these points by searching on the internet and I'm not sure, therefore I need your help to answer this question..

Grumpy_Mike

It helps to know what sort of optical sensor we are talking about here.
An image sensor, colour sensor, or light sensor.


It helps to know what sort of optical sensor we are talking about here.
An image sensor, colour sensor, or light sensor.

the third one (the light sensor)

Grumpy_Mike

Well I would defiantly say just number 2 on the original list.
Dirt will act just to reduce the sensitivity.

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