Evaluation: ReadyDock Duo Countertop UV Disinfection Device
June 21, 2017 | Evaluations & Guidance
Here's how the ReadyDock Duo compares with the other products we've evaluated.
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The ReadyDock Duo is a fair choice for a countertop UV disinfection device. It generates sufficient ultraviolet C (UVC) dosage to attain a 99.9% reduction in Clostridium difficile (C. diff) spores on a clean surface at 75 seconds of the Duo disinfection cycle, but not at 30 seconds, which is the default disinfection cycle time. Facilities will need to configure their units to a default time of at least 75 seconds. ECRI Institute does not recommend using the Duo's 15-, 30-, or 60-second disinfection cycles because they do not generate sufficient UVC dosage to achieve a 99.9% reduction in C. diff spores on a clean surface.
ReadyDock can customize drawers for the Duo that can accommodate specific models of opened 15-inch laptops (screen size measured diagonally). The Duo met our criteria for safety and cost of ownership. It met some of our maintenance criteria; exceptions include that the method for replacing bulbs is moderately difficult and that the manufacturer does not provide a recommended frequency or method for cleaning the unit.
- The primary purpose of the ReadyDock Duo is to disinfect user- or facility-owned mobile devices (phones, tablets, pagers, and laptops) that may be susceptible to damage by chemical disinfection methods (70% isopropyl alcohol, bleach, or other disinfectants). Note that repeated exposure to UVC...