How many times can the i500 tip be sterilized in an autoclave?
The scanner tip can be re-sterilized up to 20 times, and after 20 times the tip must be disposed of properly. To find out more on how to clean and sterilize the scanner tip, read the article: How to clean and sterilize the i500 scanner tip.
- Put the tip in a paper sterilization pouch. The pouch should be sealed. Make sure it is airtight by using either a self-adhesive pouch or a heat-sealed pouch.
- Sterilize the wrapped tip in an autoclave with the following conditions:
At 121℃(249.8°F) for 30 minutes, and dry for 15 minutes
- Use an autoclave program that dries the wrapped tip before opening the autoclave.