This is the next generation of the Airblade tap AB11 from Dyson. The Dyson Wash+Dry hand dryer has improved the energy efficiency and noise level compared to the previous model whilst still providing a fast dry time of around 14 seconds. Using intelligent infrared sensors and computer circuitry, the tap initiates water and hand drying at the appropriate times and keeps both activities in the sink area.
The main advantage of the Wash+Dry is that water stays over the sink and therefore improves the health and safety associated with a wet floor. It also reduces the amount of time needed to remove water from the floor areas by the facilities team. This also reduces the amount of space needed in the washroom as there is no need for 2 separate wash and dry areas.
By reducing the airspeed and motor speed it is now up to 39% quieter than the previous generation and has been credited with the Quiet Mark. This has slightly increased the dry time but will still leave no user disappointed and traffic will flow quickly through the washroom.
The V4 brushless DC motor is still present and the rated power of the whole unit has been reduced by 600W to 1000W in total. This has reduced the carbon production and cost to run.
A HEPA filter for hygienically filtered air is included as standard which captures 99.95% of particles the size of bacteria from the washroom air. As with all Dyson Airblade hand dryers it has been approved for food preparation locations by meeting HACCP International standards.
Every second, up to 21 litres of air is forced through apertures measuring just 0.55 mm wide. The result – 341 mph sheets of air that scrape water from hands, drying them quickly and hygienically.
It comes with a water flow rate of 1.9 l/min when the normal aerator is fitted but this can be increased to 4 l/min as it was in the first generation with the low flow aerator supplied with the product.
It comes equipped with automatic duty flush. This works every 24 hours for 60 seconds after the last use.
There are 3 models of the Dyson Wash+Dry hand dryer. This is the WD06 wall version. There is also a WD04 short and WD05 tall version. Each one is recommended for different sink types.
Recommended basin types
Porcelain and brushed metal basins work best with the Dyson Airblade Wash+Dry hand dryer. Not suitable for basins with highly-polished surfaces e.g reflective chrome. In multiple Dyson Airblade Wash+Dry hand dryer installations, centres need to be at least 580mm apart.
Please note the water pressure between needs to be 1-8 bar.
If you already have high quality taps and wish to add a retrofit, 'over the sink hand dryer', you may wish to consider the Dryflow Dri-tap to create the same drip free environment as the Airblade Wash+Dry hand dryer.
RIBA Architect classification N13-472 hand driers/hand dryers
^Based on £0.20 per kWh. ^^Based on average 143 paper towels per £1 spent, using 1 paper towel per dry.
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|Dry Time||10 - 15 Seconds|
|Recommended Daily Uses||300+ (High Traffic)|
|Quiet Mark Approved||No|
|Motor Type||Brushless Motor|
|Expected Motor Life||1,500 hours|
|Motor Speed||81,000 RPM|
|Air Speed||341 MPH|
|Electrical Supply Voltage||200 - 240 V|
|Electrical Supply Frequency||50 / 60 Hz|
|Rated Power||1 kW|
|Energy Per Dry||3.89 Wh|
|Heater Element Power||0 kW|
|As Standard||5 Years|
|Type||On Site / Parts and Labour Split|
|Extended / Enhanced Available||No|
|Net Weight||9.51 Kg|
|Packaging Height||610 mm|
|Packaging Width||375 mm|
|Packaging Depth||302 mm|
|Packed Weight||13.65 Kg|
|Cover Material||Stainless steel|
|Notable Extras||HACCP certified|
The install and user manual should provide guidelines for specific products, however the following can be used as a guide also:
For "hands under":
From the air outlet to the floor:
For "hands in":
Align the top of the hand dryer above the floor to:
Please note that blade hand dryers require different levels of clearance space in order to access the drip tray or other serviceable parts. Please consult the manufacturers' instructions.
We pride ourselves on strictly testing the majority of the hand dryers we sell to make sure you are getting true performance information. Where we haven't yet tested we will use the manufacturers guide.
In our experience only a handful of hand dryers can dry the hands satisfactory in around 10-12 seconds, and certainly none under 10 seconds.