A routine schedule for the cleaning and Disinfection of Cup Electrodes helps assure accurate EEG signals and the reuse of electrodes between different participants.
- Clean the residual paste off the electrode cups.
- Dunk the electrode cups in hot–not quite boiling–water three or four quick dunks, and the paste melts away and leaves them clean. Don’t leave them soaking.
- After cleaning use a cotton ball with alcohol to wipe each down for disinfection.
- let the electrodes air dry overnight
- Be gentle with the connection point where the electrode cup attaches to the lead wire.
- Don’t use toothbrush to scrub the electrode to avoid scrubbing too aggressively and deteriorating the plating on the outside of the electrode cup.
- Don’t touch other metals.
- Don’t put the electrode cup nor the wire in any corrosive liquid.
- Don’t left residual paste on any part of the electrode cup or wire.