What is Cryogenic Treatment And How Does it Extend Life of Your Electronics?

by Jones David

Electronics play an incredibly vital role in the lives of billions of people across the planet. They help us stay connected, help us work, help us entertain ourselves and do about a thousand other things. We spend a ton of time using electronics, and without them, our lives would be vastly different than they are today.

Also, with how much most of us spend on these electronics, we want them to last as long as possible. These can cost us hundreds of dollars, and that is hard-earned money that we don’t want to see wasted by these electronics breaking or wearing out quickly.

While treating these electronics carefully is great, they will eventually still suffer from performance and durability loss over time. Thankfully, there is actually a method that can slow down how these electronics will suffer losses over time.

One of the best ways for electronics to last as long as possible is putting it through a deep cryogenic treatment. But what exactly does this treatment entail? And how does the treatment help your electronics last longer? Well, those are both questions that will be answered within this article. Read on to learn about what a cryogenic treatment is and how it can help extend the life of electronics.

What is a Cryogenic Treatment?

Cryogenic treatment, in the context of electronics, is when the metal components to electronics are subjected to cryogenic (or extremely cold) temperatures. This cold temperature can modify the material, which can often lead to it being more effective. 

Cryogenic treatments are also not to be confused with cold treatments. While cold treatments have long been used, they normally only reach temperatures of around -140 degrees F. Cryogenic treatment, on the other hand, can reach temperatures of -310 degrees F or colder.

There is no specific definition of the process, as different companies or labs will use different parameters, guidelines and even equipment. Also, while it is commonly used to increase the life of electronics, it can also be used on the metal components of cars, machinery and industrial tooling.

How Does Cryogenics Extend the Life of Your Electronics

So now that you know what the treatment process actually is and what is taking place, how does cryogenics actually extend the life of your electronics? We’ll first explain what the process actually does in the case of electronics.

Electronics feature metal components that can pass an electrical current through the device, making it work. In all metal components in electronics, there are small gaps that exist within them. These gaps can have a negative impact on the connection and signals. The cryogenic process will look to make the gaps smaller and thus improve the effectiveness of the electronics.

When the metal components are subjected to these extremely cold temperatures, these gaps in the metal become smaller and smaller. This reduces the noise, which is often responsible for a weaker or undesirable signal. A better signal with less noise (thanks to smaller gaps in the metal components) can improve both the durability and performance of equipment.

For example, if a pair of headphones or other audio equipment had their metal components cryogenically treated, the sound quality will often be more crisp and true, and the components will also be that much more durable.

There are several other benefits that can also be realized by cryogenically treating certain components of electronics. The process can also reduce the stresses on the metal components, thus giving them much better resistance to the standard wear and tear that all electronics will go through. The contact life on things like switches and circuit breakers is increased, as is the life of circuit boards, as well.

In conclusion, cryogenic treatments can be an incredibly valuable way to extend the life of electronics. By exposing the metal components to specifically cold temperatures, the small gaps in these components can be reduced, which can improve both the durability and performance of the item. Of course, be sure to only trust companies with experience and good results in this area, as not all processes or machines can achieve the same results.

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