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Spray box to cool down components - need help with terminology [solved]

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Grossel

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Hi.

I'm about to try to buy a box of cooling spray so I can try to repair an old laptop.

Then the most annoying problem - when I search for "cooling spray" on ebay, it just return a bounch of "plastic cooling fans to give kids on vacation" type of stuff. So I assume that the correct english terminology isn't "cooling spray" (that will be a direct translation word-by-word from the norwegian product description).

Either that, or it is some international regulation that makes it impossible to order and send that kind of products, it is like a hair spray box - but a lot cooler.

So my question is - what is the term to use when describing this type of product?

Thanks in advance
 

dknguyen

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"Freeze spray". That should exclude anyone wanting to use it on their face or neck.
 

Reloadron

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I go with Freeze Mist. The link will yield a dozen results. I have used and like the GC Electronics stuff in the past and it works fine. Shop wisely as prices for the exact same can (12 ounce) can have a wide swing depending on the vendor. I have also used canned air (any computer supply store) holding the can upside down for liquid dispense and that worked well.

Ron
 

Les Jones

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Be aware that using a freeze spray produces condensation which may cance the circuit conditions due to a leakage path through the condensation. This effect should be quite small as the condensation will be distilled water.

Les.
 

Beau Schwabe

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Please be aware of the dangers of using canned air upside down .... I have permanent damage to my pointer finger because of this. Long story short, I froze my finger without realizing it to the point I could not bend it using canned air upside down. It damaged the protective sheath around my bone which by design promotes bone growth when you break a bone. since my sheath was damaged, the bone growth doesn't know to correctly stop and acts up on occasion and is extremely painful. Six years ago a hand doctor wanted to remove three of my fingers. I am turning 49 in March, and my accident happened in my early 20's. I have good days and bad days with my finger.
 

Grossel

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Sorry to hear about your damaged finger. I very much appreciate your warning about this.
 
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