Sensor Faucets FAQ
Traditional faucets run the risk of transmitting dirt and germs from the hand to the tap when turning it on, and transmitting them back to the just washed hand when turning the faucet off. Kind of counter-productive.
When you shop at BathSelect you will find variety of Sensor faucets that ensure energy efficiency and hygiene complimented with modern designs.
Those bathroom electronic sensor faucet with proximity operation, are fit for Residential and Commercial Use they are vandal resistant solid brass construction with single post mounting, and they operates on DC (battery) or AC permanent power. The water pressure range from 20 to 125 psi with single Inlet 15" flexible stainless steel hose with 3/8" compression fitting for spout connection while the battery Life will run for approximately 250,000 cycles for 5 years at an average of 4,000 cycles per month.
The faucet comes with Plug-In AC - Includes universal low voltage plug-in power supply with 6 foot long cord. Inlet Voltage:80 - 250 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz. Outlet Voltage: 6VDC. One power supply can run up to 15 faucets and/or flush valves at one time. Hard-Wired AC - Includes universal low voltage hard-wired transformer. Inlet Voltage:80 - 250 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz. Outlet Voltage: 6VDC. One transformer can run up to 15 faucets
SENSOR FAUCETS MAIN PRODUCT FEATURES:
Water resistant solenoid enclosure. Durable Vandal-Resistant Brass Body; Ideal for Residential as well as commercial high-use applications. Easy to Service Integrated Strainer that protects solenoid from debris. Optional Purge Feature; the sensor faucet can be programmed to open at a pre-determined time after the last use to purge the faucet and water lines. Safety Timer: Helps prevent vandalism by turning off the faucet if the sensor is covered for more than 1 minute. Low Lead: Faucet contains ≤ 0.25% total lead content by weighted average
FAQ General Questions
Where is the sensor?
The sensor is located on the front of the spout just above the water outlet. The unit is self calibrating upon start up and does not require any adjustment. However if need be adjusted - for any special circumstances, see further instructions.
Is the faucet sensing range adjustable!
Yes, the factory range setting is about 4"to 5"from the sensor. There are different range settings for the sensor from a short range to an extended range. Please refer to the installation instructions for detailed information. Please note the factory setting are appropriate for a majority of application and should not require adjustment unless under extreme situations.
What do the flashing lights on the spout mean?
These are the diagnostic indicators for power up, low battery, and solenoid function. The meaning of the codes are described in the installation instructions.
Can the spray insert/aerator be serviced and/or changed!
Yes there are three different types offered. The removal tool is located under the crown and serves a dual purpose of locking the insert in place during use. Otherwise water pressure will force the insert out of the faucet. The removal tool must be used and re installed into faucet when change is complete. 6. What are the three options? 0.5 gpm (1.9 Lpm) Multi-Laminar Spray, 1.5 gpm (5.7 Lpm) Full Stream Aerated, and 1.5 gpm (5.7 Lpm) Full Stream Laminar 7. What is the time out setting for the IR? Is it adjustable? Time out is 30-seconds. Yes, it is adjustable. Please refer to the installation manual for details.
Is there a trim plate available! (Single Hole Faucets)
Yes, base plates are available. Units can be specified with either a 4" or 8"trim plate at the time of ordering if needed. Standard installation is single hole pedestal. 9. I ordered a single supply faucet unit. Can I convert it to a dual supply with the integral water mixing?
No. The spout and internal components are not interchangeable. A new faucet with the correct connections would need to be ordered.
Can faucet be mounted to any sink surface!
Yes. Minimum 1 3/16" hole required to mount spout into deck.
Do the units with the mixing valve supplied need back checks installed on the water supply?
No. The back checks on the "mixing variation" have the back checks integral to the spout assembly.
Can I change from a standard unit to a solar or LCD version or vice-versa?
Yes. You need only order the appropriate "Crown".
What is the input voltage of the sensor faucets and what type of power supply?
6.75 VDC 15. They are available in either a battery or line powered variations. The battery unit will use (4)"AA" Alkaline batteries. The plug in units will use a plug in voltage adapter (90-264 VAC 50/60 Hz Input/6.75 VDC Output). Voltage Adapter must be supplied.
How long will the batteries last?
The expected battery life is dependent on many variables; the energy density(capacity) of the battery, the number of activations per day (low,med, high traffic), and the water supply pressure (higher pressure requires more power to activate the solenoid valve). Another factor is the efficiency of the electronics. Under worst case conditions of 8,000 cycles per month and high water pressure it is possible to realize a 5 year service life of the batteries.
Can I convert a battery unit to a plug in / vice-versa?
Yes. You can add an EFX-27 voltage adapter.
Are the batteries easy to install?
Yes. The battery holder is marked for polarity and the holder only fits into the spout one way. Once the batteries are installed into the holder simply slide the holder into the spout assembly until the batteries are locked into place.
The solenoid and/or filter of my sensing faucet needs to be serviced. Is this easy to do? Do I need to shut the water off to the faucet?
Servicing the solenoid/filters are easy as there is no need to turn the water off to the unit. Simply remove the "Crown"to gain access to the solenoid and battery compartment. Remove the battery holder to gain access to the solenoid. Twist the solenoid cap (blue or green stem) counter clockwise 45-degrees and pull the cap assembly straight out of the faucet body. As the solenoid cap rotated it will shut off the water supply internally to the spout assembly. Once removed the only serviceable part to the solenoid is the filter. The solenoid itself cannot be serviced. If not working, the solenoid would need to be replaced.
How can I reset the unit?
Simply remove the battery pack on battery powered units. If unable to remove battery pack or for plug in units please refer to the installation instructions re-initiate start up.
How can I control the temperature of the Sensor Faucet?
There are different ways of controlling the temperature of an automatic sensor faucet with a single supply feed. Sensor faucets with temperature control built-in (double-feed) do not require any of the options below.
OPTION 1: PRE-MIX WATER FEED
If you have a pre-mix water supply, this can be fed directly to the control box. Whatever water temperature you feed to the box, the same temperature is what comes out of the tap. If you have a pre mix water supply, you won't need a thermostatic valve or a blending valve.
Check our models that come with built- in thermostatic mixer temperature control
OPTION 2 Temperature control blending valve.
To what certifications or standards does this faucet comply?
Those sensor faucets are tested and certified to industry standards: ASME A112.18.1M, CSA B125.1. Those Sensor faucets meets ADA ANSI/ICC A117.1 requirements.