The automatic sensor tap in Nigeria is gradually becoming popular as a result of he corona virus outbreak. It has joined the list of infra red technology products used to maintain hygiene in the fight against the virus. Others include infra red thermometer, automatic soap dispenser, automatic waste bin among others. When sensor is activated, automatically supplies water as soon as hands are within sensing range, and stops when you move away your hands.
The Automatic faucet works in Automatic on / off which means that Infrared sensor faucet automatically turns on and off. When a solid object (such as a human hand) enters the LED’s range, it reflects the infrared light signal back into a receiver diode. When the receiver diode detects infrared light, it opens an electrified valve (called a ‘solenoid valve’) which then allows water to flow up through the faucet. When the solid object is removed from the LED’s range, cutting off the signal to the receiver diode, the solenoid valve closes and the water stops running.
Infrared faucets have a number of advantages over regular taps. including:
Like any product, infrared taps also have their drawbacks. Although we’ve stated that touchless taps are suitable for care homes, older people who aren’t familiar with infrared faucets can sometimes be confused by their operation. If your facility caters to older people, it may be worth explaining how the taps work when they are first installed. You could also consider putting up an explanatory sign.
Occasionally, the sensor in a touchless tap can be triggered by false signals from reflected light. When planning your washroom, make sure that the infrared signal from your touchless taps won’t be interrupted by light bouncing off mirrors or polished metal surfaces. Similarly, electronic taps can also be accidentally triggered by light reflected from hi viz jackets, which means they may not be suitable for industrial facilities where hi viz jackets are commonplace.
Infrared taps can sometimes become unresponsive; this normally means that the batteries need to be replaced. Thankfully, all of our battery operated units come with a low battery warning. This can also be prevented by running the infrared tap from the mains electricity supply.