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Infographic: How Do Sensor Taps Work?

Infographic: How Do Sensor Taps Work?

We have created an infographic to explain in just one minute how basin sensor taps work. It is crucial for us that our customers understand the basic operation of automatic taps. We love sensor taps due to the energy saving and hygiene improvement in public and commercial washrooms.


Now that you know how sensor taps work, why not take a look at our detailed comparative buying guide of WRAS approved sensor taps ?


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In case you cannot see the content of the infographic , the information included is the following:

  1. The sensor tap system must have power , whether battery or a transformer.
  2. With electricity supply, the sensor can detect an object, like a hand opposite the basin tap.
  3. The solenoid valve opens when an obstruction is perceived.
  4. This way, water flows through the pipe and spout.
  5. When there is no object in front of the sensor, this device sends the correspondent signal.
  6. Then, the solenoid valve closes .
  7. And water stops running.

Several settings of the sensor tap can be adjusted with a remote control , such as the reaction time of the sensor or a time limit for the water stream (which is both a vandalproof and pro environmental measure). Consider that you have to shut off the water supply in order to connect the remote control to the tap and make the changes.

Now you know the basics, we invite you to read the pros and cons of sensor taps described in this blog post . If you are interested in installing sensor-operated tap, then please visit our main sensor taps category page where you can browse our extensive range.

Among other washroom supplies , we have available energy efficient hand dryers and assorted grab rails to aid mobility. Do not hesitate to call us or write an email if you have a request or enquiry.

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