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Sanitization Guide for PAX Terminals

PAX believes in Terminal Hygiene

Help reduce the spread of germs and bacteria by ensuring proper sanitization of your terminals. We’re sharing our guide to properly cleaning and disinfecting your PAX terminals so you can operate safely and responsibly.

What You’ll Need

Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizer

Hand Sanitizer@72x

Card Reader Cleaning Card

Card Reader Cleaner@72x

Alcohol-based Disinfectant Wipes (NO BLEACH) or Glass Cleaner

Disinfecting Wipes@72x

Note: Refrain from using harsh and abrasive cleaners that contain strong chemicals such as bleach that may cause damage to your terminal. If you are unsure about what tools to use, feel free to email support@pax.us or chat with us below!

Recommended Sources for Cleaning Products

 

  1. POS Supply Solutionshttps://www.possupply.com/cleaning-cards

 

 

These kits are specifically designed to clean your terminals safely and effectively.  Each kit includes the following (swipe cleaner, screen cleaner, printer cleaner and terminal housing cleaner):

 

  • CR80 Card Reader Cleaning Card featuring Waffletechnology – Designed to remove dirt and debris from thermal print heads, credit card swipes and chip readers, and eliminate card read errors
  • Thermal Printer Cleaning Card featuring Waffletechnology – Designed to remove adhesives and gunky residue from thermal printers, and improve printer image quality
  • Screen Cleaning Wipe – Removes fingerprints, dust, pollen and other contaminants from monitors, screens, touch screens, and smart phone/tablet screens
  • Terminal Housing/Hardware Cleaning Wipe featuring SheerClean™ – Designed to remove smudges, fingerprints, grease, oils and other build up from the exterior of your POS system and keypads

 

  1. Amazon.com https://smile.amazon.com/card-reader-cleaning/s?k=card+reader+cleaning+card&_encoding=UTF8&ref=smi_www_rco2_go_smi_y8217842112

Instructions

(S300, S80, and A920 shown)

Be mindful of these best practices:

  • Prior to cleaning, always make sure the terminal is unplugged and powered off.
  • Never spray any product directly into the terminal. Use a cloth or wipe that has been sprayed instead.
  • Never insert anything but a credit card and or Card Reader Cleaning Card in or through the card readers. Using anything else could leave small bits of rags or dust in the terminal and potentially void remaining warranty.
  • Practice safe hygiene by washing your hands daily and ensuring that the terminals being handled are also cleaned daily.

For the S300:

Step 1:

Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and apply hand sanitizer prior to handling the terminal and disinfectant wipes.

 

Washing Hands

Step 2:

Take a disinfectant wipe or alcohol wipe and begin by cleaning the terminal screen(s). If using glass cleaner, avoid spraying onto the terminal and spray only on a dry cloth or wipe.

 

Wipe Glass Terminal_S300

Step 3:

Proceed to clean the entire terminal with a new disinfectant wipe. Make sure any moisture or liquid from the wipes does not enter the terminal slots or card readers.

Wipe Entire Terminal_S300

Step 4:

Swipe the Card Reader Cleaner back and forth against the magstripe reader.

Card Reader MSR_S300

Step 5:

Insert the Card Reader Cleaner back and forth with a new wipe in the IC Card Slot.

Card Reader Insert_S300

For the S80:

Step 1:

Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and apply hand sanitizer prior to handling the terminal and disinfectant wipes.

 

Washing Hands

Step 2:

Take a disinfectant wipe or alcohol wipe and begin by cleaning the terminal screen(s).

 

 

Wipe Glass Terminal_S80

Step 3:

Proceed to clean the entire terminal with a new wipe. Make sure any moisture or liquid from the wipes does not enter the terminal slots or card readers.

Wipe Entire Terminal_S80

Step 4:

Swipe the Card Reader Cleaner back and forth against the magstripe reader.

Card Reader MSR_S380

Step 5:

Insert the Card Reader Cleaner back and forth with a new wipe in the IC Card Slot.

Card Reader Insert_S80

For the A920:

Step 1:

Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and apply hand sanitizer prior to handling the terminal and disinfectant wipes.

 

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Step 2:

Take a disinfectant wipe or alcohol wipe and begin by cleaning the terminal screen(s). If using glass cleaner, avoid spraying onto the terminal and spray only on a dry cloth or wipe.

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Step 3:

Proceed to clean the entire terminal with a new disinfectant wipe. Make sure any moisture or liquid from the wipes does not enter the terminal slots or card readers.

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Step 4:

Swipe the Card Reader Cleaner back and forth against the magstripe reader.

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Step 5:

Insert the Card Reader Cleaner back and forth with a new wipe in the IC Card Slot.

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Be sure to sanitize your terminals daily to minimize the spread of bacteria and germs.

If you have any additional questions, please contact support@pax.us or call us (877) 859-0099.