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DLT Cleaning Catridge


DLT Cleaning Catridge

Hi all,

I'd like to know, how long can I use DLT Cleaning Catridge ? since i didn't find any sign on the tape.
Thanks for your response.


Scott Van Kalken
Esteemed Contributor

Re: DLT Cleaning Catridge

usually they come with a card that details how man uses you have.

You check the box each time it's used.

Mine has 20 boxes.

So I'd say 20 times.

I have walked into places where they aren't marked either. I usually just buy new ones.

S.K. Chan
Honored Contributor

Re: DLT Cleaning Catridge

Usually 20 mounts, ie 20 times. FYI do not clean unless device signals a cleaning is require.

Carlos Fernandez Riera
Honored Contributor

Re: DLT Cleaning Catridge

When the "Use Cleaning tape" remains ON after load/unload a cleaning tape, the cleaning tape is exausted.

Vincent Farrugia
Honored Contributor

Re: DLT Cleaning Catridge


It's 20 times.If you load the cleaning cartidge and ejects after approximately 15 seconds, it means that the cleaning tape has expired. No cleaning would be done if this happens, so you will have to replace the cartidge with a new one.

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