The purpose of cleaning circuit boards is to essentially improve product lifetime by ensuring good surface resistance and by preventing current leakage leading to PCB failure. Choosing the right circuit board cleaning material and process is important.
The Difference between Water Base Cleaners and Solvent Cleaners. Since water-based cleaners work so differently than solvents, it can lead to the perception of poor performance. This white paper breaks down the advantages and disadvantages, courtesy of Techspray.