• Very energy efficient – 4.47W per dry at full speed with heat, only costing around 40p per 1000 dries.
  • Extremely compact unit, - W250 x H180 x D138.5mm
  • Robust and vandal resistant - 1.2mm thick cover
  • Concentrated high velocity airflow - 75-100 m/s
  • CE, CUL, UL and TUV/GS Approved, RoSH Compliant
  • Available in polished chrome, brushed satin or white steel
  • IPX1
White
Polished Chrome
Brushed Satin
£154.99
£185.99 inc. VAT

Bulk Prices From

£139.99

  • In Stock
  • Est delivery 1-2 days
  • 3 Year
    Guarantee

Performance Rating

  • Energy Consumption

    This rating is based on the watt hours per dry of the hand dryer which is derived from the rated power and the time taken to dry the hands. We have used the figures based on either the manufacturer’s dry time, if yet to be in house tested or based on the in house testing dry time we have conducted. This will also be based on the most energy efficient setting, if the hand dryer is adjustable for speed and/or heat.

    Watt hours per dry:

    • 0 – 1.99Wh = star rating 5
    • 2 – 2.99Wh = star rating 4.5
    • 3 – 3.99Wh = star rating 4
    • 4 – 4.99Wh = star rating 3.5
    • 5 – 5.99Wh = star rating 3
    • 6 – 6.99Wh = star rating 2.5
    • 7 – 7.99Wh = star rating 2
    • 8 – 8.99Wh = star rating 1.5
    • 9 – 9.99Wh = star rating 1
    • 10Wh and above = star rating 0.5
    3.5 out of 5
  • Quiet Sound Level

    This rating is based on the manufacturers stated sound level, usually at 1m. Please see the section titled "how quiet is the." for more information and independent test results, which give a more accurate noise decibel level. These ratings will also be based on the low noise setting, if the hand dryer is adjustable for speed. Therefore at full speed the hand dryer may not be quiet, however it may be adjustable to become quiet if this is required.

    1.5 out of 5
  • Life Expectancy

    This rating is based on the number of motor life cycles (number of uses) the hand dryer, in theory, will last for. This is based on the motor life expectancy given to us in hours, from the manufacturer.

    The number of cycles (uses) has been calculated as follows:

    (Number of seconds in the hour / seconds per dry) x motor life hours

    For a more individualised longevity calculation based on your own usage numbers please use the life expectancy calculator on each product page.

    Number of motor life cycles:

    • 1,000,000 and over = star rating 5
    • 800,000 – 999,999 = star rating 4.5
    • 600,000 – 799,999 = star rating 4
    • 400,000 – 599,999 = star rating 3.5
    • 200,000 – 399,999 = star rating 3
    • 100,000 – 199,999 = star rating 2.5
    • 80,000 – 99,999 = star rating 2
    • 60,000 – 79,999 = star rating 1.5
    • 40,000 – 59,999 = star rating 1
    • 39,999 and under = star rating 0.5
    3.5 out of 5
  • High Speed

    These ratings are based on the in house testing we have conducted regarding dry times. They show realistic comparisons of what to expect from each hand dryer. Please note that the manufacturer stated dry time is not always accurate when compared to the hand dryer being used in realistic conditions. The ratings are based on the hand dryer being placed at its high speed setting if it can be manually adjusted.

    Dry Speed (seconds):

    • 10 – 11 seconds = star rating 5
    • 12 – 13 seconds = star rating 4.5
    • 14 – 15 seconds = star rating 4
    • 16 – 17 seconds = star rating 3.5
    • 18 – 19 seconds = star rating 3
    • 20 – 21 seconds = star rating 2.5
    • 22 – 23 seconds = star rating 2
    • 24 – 25 seconds = star rating 1.5
    • 26 – 27 seconds = star rating 1
    • Over 28 seconds = star rating 0.5
    2.5 out of 5
  • Vandal Resistance

    Some hand dryers would not be suitable for some locations where abuse may be likely such as a train station or night club. However the same hand dryer would be suitable for an office or school location. These ratings are based on an added together scoring system where the higher the rating, the more suitable we would recommend for areas where abuse may be likely.

    Vandal Resistance score

    • Compact size = score 0.5              
    • Decreased blockage potential = score 0.5
    • Additional Backplate/ fixings strength = score 1
    • Anti-vandal extras = score 1
    • Metal / ABS = score 1    
    • Cover thickness 1.5mm or more = score 0.5        
    • No leverage points (design) = score 0.5
    4.0 out of 5

Description

Introducing the C-Force eco hand dryer, one of the smallest, high velocity, energy efficient units on the market. C is for COMPACT power, so if you need something with power and are limited for space, this may well be the unit for you.

This C-Force comes in a range of finishes including white, brushed satin and polished chrome, making it suitable for a wide range of bathroom décor.  It is an extremely robust and compact unit recommended for areas that would receive no more than 300 users per day over a year.

This is an excellent all-rounder with good build quality, however there are dryers with enhanced features for less, so if the small size and solid construction are not key priorities, you may find better value in some of our other products. Please contact us directly for advice or quotes on the C-force or alternative hand dryers.

The C-Force is manufactured in Taiwan.

Please view the sections below for more detailed information regarding the C-Force hand dryer as well as browsing the key features here.

RIBA Architect classification N13-472 hand driers/hand dryers

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Applications:Sports Stadium, Bars, limited space washrooms, Public Toilet, Pubs, Restaurant, Medium use (101 to 300 uses per day), Senior school (key stage 3)


Does it actually do what the manufacturer states? Independent testing information

At Intelligent Hand Dryers UK, our ethos is to bring you as much open, honest and reliable information as possible so you can make the most suitable and informed purchase.

We endeavour to include independently obtained results and in house testing, as well as manufacturer's specifications. This gives a true reflection of dry time performance, noise and energy efficiency of each hand dryer.

Noise level testing was conducted at the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and a leading independent testing facility.

We also provide in house video testing to demonstrate dry performance. This gives a visual demonstration in “real use” as opposed to using methodical scientific protocols.  The approximate dry time using this method was set when no spots of water could be seen on a paper towel after drying the hands.  This is over and above what is required to be classed as a “hygienic dry” which requires 95% of the hands to be dry after using the dryer.

Need more information or advice? Please contact us by clicking here where one of our dedicated experts will be able to assist you in whichever way you need.

Carbon emissions produced by the C-Force

We are passionate about helping others reduce carbon emissions, which in turn will help slow down the negative effects of global warming. For more information about carbon emissions and the environment click here.

The following table shows the approx. amount of carbon emissions produced to complete 1000 dries

C-Force

3 Kg/CO2 per 1000 dries

Paper Towels*

22.5 Kg/CO2 per 1000 dries

Standard warm air hand dryer+

13.5 Kg/CO2 per 1000 dries

*Based on using 3 towels per dry
+Standard warm air hand dryer use approx 25 watts per dry

Paper towels are based on 22.5gms/Co2 per dry and standard warm air hand dryers are based on Carbon Trusts measurement of 1 kw = 0.54 kg/Co2.

To work out the annual running costs and carbon emissions in your facility for the C-Force hand dryer click here – this will also show you how many virgin trees you will be saving by using this hand dryer compared to paper towels.

The above figures are based on the independent testing dry times of 20 seconds at maximum speed with heat.  As you will see this is a very low carbon production when compared to paper towels or a standard warm air hand dryer.

The C-Force is RoHs approved and has been designed to reduce the consumption of materials to an absolute minimum. All C-Force components are recyclable and the manufacturing processes have been considered to reduce energy consumption.

This unit is ECA listed by the Carbon Trust.

We are seriously committed, as a Carbon Trust accredited supplier, to provide you with the most eco-friendly hand dryers available. Please click here to see more about what we do to help improve the environment and reduce carbon emissions

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How fast does the C-Force dry your hands?

In our experience, the dry time stated by the manufacturer is not always the same in reality when used by the consumer.  As experts in our field we like to show the types of variations we have found from independent testing and in house testing so that you have all relevant information before you purchase.

C-Force

Dry Speed

Stated by Manufacturer*

10 – 12 seconds

Independent testing+

20 Seconds

In house testing#

N/A

* As stated by the manufacturer using their own testing procedures
+ Please ask for more information
# Conducted using our own in house testing protocols (visual demonstration in “real use” as opposed to scientific protocols)

In independent testing, 80% moisture reduction was achieved in 15 seconds. As yet the C-Force hasn’t been tested to 95% dry.   We would expect this to be around the 20 seconds mark.

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How Energy Efficient is the C-Force?

The energy efficiency of a hand dryer is derived by dividing the rated power by the dry speed. Ultimately what is important is how many watt-hours per dry are used.

C-Force

Rated Power

Watt-hours per Dry

Stated by Manufacturer*

1kW

3.33Wh

Independent testing+

1kW

5.56Wh

In house testing#

N/A

N/A

* As stated by the manufacturer using their own testing procedures
+ Please ask for more information
# Conducted using our own in house testing protocols (visual demonstration in “real use” as opposed to scientific protocols)

For comparison, a standard conventional hand dryer users around 25 – 30Wh per dry.

The above manufacturers rating is based on their reported dry time of 12seconds.  The independent rating is based on the tested dry time of 20 seconds.

The C-Force has the ability to be able to manually reduce the motor speed and turn off the heater element.  Both will significantly reduce the rated power of the unit, however will increase the amount of time it takes to dry the hands.  The following rated powers can be achieved by manual adjustment:

 

Motor Wattage

Element Wattage

Total Wattage

High speed with Element on

500W

500W

1000W

Low Speed with Element on

250W

250W

500W

High Speed with Element off

500W

NIL

500W

Low Speed with Element off

250W

NIL

250W

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What are the operating costs of the C-Force?

So how much will it cost you to run this hand dryer?

The below figures are per 1000 dries, please see below regarding how to calculate a more personalised annual cost for you:

C-force*

£0.67

Paper Towels+

£12.50

Standard warm air hand dryer*#

£3

*Based on 12p per kW of electricity unit cost
+Based on 2.5 towels used per dry
#Standard warm air hand dryer use approx 25 watts per dry

Based on a 12p per kW of electricity unit cost, we would anticipate the C-Force hand dryer would cost approximately £0.000667 per average drying cycle.  These and the above figures are based on the independent testing dry times, at maximum speed with heat added.  The cost per 1000 dries would significantly reduce by disengaging the heater element and reducing the motor speed, which in turn lowers the rated power.

This unit is ECA listed by the Carbon Trust.

To work out the annual running costs and carbon emissions in your facility for the C-Force hand dryer click here – this will also show you annual savings made against putting paper towels, roller towels and standard warm air hand dryers into your facility.

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How quiet is the C-Force?

Manufacturers typically measure sound levels in terms of decibels dB(A) @ a 1 metre distance in a sound proof chamber. This measurement does not take into account the increase in noise when hands are positioned under/in the dryer or when the sound bounces off walls. Where possible we supply manufacturer's stated dB(A), and 2 independent tests which are more reflective of 'real conditions’.

Manufacturer stated

75 dB(A)

Hands under in an anechoic chamber (sound proof)

N/A dB(A)

Hands under in a normal room*

92.3 dB(A)

*represents maximum “real life” volume

Please click here to read our guide to help understand what the perceived decibel level above would be equivalent to.

The independent testing and in “real life” conditions the perceived noise level significantly increases.  This shows that the C-Force is not really for areas when the noise of the hand dryer would be a factor such as next to conference rooms or next to quiet working spaces.  It is worth noting that each 10 dBA rise in noise equates to a doubling in sound levels.

It is worth noting that if your noise concern relates to the noise carrying into different areas of the building then pitch will be just as relevant as sound output (loudness). Higher frequency pitches will not travel through walls as easily as low frequency pitches for example. Please contact usdirectly to discuss your specific need.

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What extra hygiene aspects does the C-Force have?

Washing hands correctly is the best way to ensure high levels of hand hygiene.  Making sure hands are completely dry is the next important aspect of hand hygiene.

Most modern hand dryers have standard hygienic properties such as fast dry times and touch free sensors to activate. However for added peace of mind some models have enhanced hygienic properties.

The C-Force hand dryer has no specific extra hygienic properties other than the standard touchless operation.

To view our full range of hand dryers with extra hygienic properties please click here – this includes our eXtremeAir CPC model with Cold Plasma technology.

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What is the life expectancy of the C-Force?

So how long will this dryer last?

Hand dryers can have 2 types of motor which are:

  • A digital brushless motor
  • A universal brush motor

In theory, universal brush motors do not last as long as digital brushless motors and require the brushes to be changed periodically. They also vary in their lifespan. Digital motors however do cost more to repair should they fail at any point.  There are variations in the lifespans of both universal brushed motors and digital motors.

The best way to choose what is right for you is to look at your facility and the amount of use each hand dryer is expected to get. This way it can be determined if a brushed motor hand dryer would be most suitable for you or whether investing in a digital brushless motor would be more cost effective.

Type of motor in the C-Force Hand Dryer

A universal brush motor

Lifetime of brushes before needing replacing (if applicable)
Continuous Hours*Cycles (dries)*
1500450,000
Lifetime of the motor
Continuous Hours*Cycles (dries)*
1500450,000

* Please note: the above is for guidance only based on generalised information relating to standard figures; each location and type of usage will effect each factor. With all high speed brush motors, they will last longer if the dust around moving parts is removed periodically.

The above information is based on the independent drying time of 20 seconds.

Based on the above information we would recommend this hand dryer to be situated in bathrooms with the following daily uses: (see recommendations with ü) (non recommendations with û)

Low Traffic

Light Traffic

Medium Traffic

Heavy Traffic

Extreme Traffic

<50

daily uses

51 – 100

daily uses

101 – 300

daily uses

301 – 500

daily uses

501>

daily uses

y

y

y

n

n

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How easy is the C-Force to install?

Please note, you will need to make sure you have fuse spurs installed which are suitable for hand dryers.

The C-Force hand dryer has our install rating of:

* 1 *

1 = Easy, simple installation with no complicated considerations
2 = Easy, simple installation with a few considerations
3 = Moderately complex installation, with some considerations
4 = Slightly difficult, possibly complex installation with some complicated considerations
5 = Difficult, complex installation with complicated considerations

Please click here to view the installation manual for the C-Force hand dryer

Please note, our ratings above are our own for ease of comparison and are based on the assumption that a qualified electrician will be installing the hand dryer. We always recommend that a person of this calibre is commissioned to install for correct installation and health and safety requirements.

For more information regarding our install service please click here

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How vandal resistant is the C-Force?

Depending upon the location, hand dryers can be damaged through vandalism. This includes being leveraged off the wall, damaging the outer casing and putting foreign objects into the openings. Locations this is likely to occur include pubs, nightclubs, transport facilities such as train stations, schools, stadiums, arenas and unattended public toilets to name a few.

The C-Force hand dryer has the following features to help reduce vandalism:

  • Compact size
  • Limited access to cause blockages
  • Steel cover which is 1.2mm thick
  • Its shape means it is hard to get a grip on the unit to be pulled off the wall

The C-Force eco hand dryer maybe small but its compact size and solid structure give it real strength. The 1.2mm thick casing and lack of pull points make it difficult to vandalise and therefore suitable for almost any location.  This is a very robust unit able to withstand abuse in areas likely to attract vandalism.

To view our full range of hand dryers with enhanced anti vandal features please click here

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How suitable is the C-Force for disabled users?

There are a few points to consider when choosing a hand dryer with disabled users in mind.  These include:

  • Wheelchair access with regard to users being able to position their hands correctly
  • The amount of moisture that will be left on the floor after drying if units are to be used by people physically impaired
  • The noise level of some high speed hand dryers may be too loud for some users, such as users with autism, multiple sclerosis etc.

Disabled areas often double up as baby changing facilities, so considerations include leaving extra space for double buggies, noise levels for children etc.

The C-Force hand dryer has the following features that may negate these concerns:

  • “Hands under” type unit creating more accessibility and a wider range of hand positions
  • Very compact size

The C-Force is quite a loud unit and therefore this may not be appropriate for some users.  It also doesn’t have a water catchment area so residual water may end up on the floor or on the user.  However its compact size does have an advantage when trying to install a hand dryer where space is at a premium.

To view our full range of hand dryers with suitable properties for disabled users please click here

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What’s our expert view and brand comparison of the C-Force hand dryer?

C-Force hand dryers are one of the most robust hand dryers in the high speed, eco friendly, compact 'hands under' category. We would say they were the best option where deliberate or accidental damage is likely to take place. These would be excellent hand dryers for colleges, schools, public washrooms, football stadiums and train stations.

The C-Force is not appropriate for very high traffic areas such as airports or motorway services but will stand up to irregular high usage and normal frequent use such as football stadiums. The C-Force hand dryer is also known as the eCompact, the Fast dry eco or the Ventaxia eTempest.

There are without doubt better looking hand dryers, which is not to say these are unattractive, but they are not as good looking as the G-Force or Airforce hand dryers for example.

Overall a great value all round hand dryer, suitable for most locations but probably not for premium locations.

Architect classification NBS is N13/472 Hand driers

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Energy ConsumptionElectrical Supply Voltage220-240 Volts
Electrical Supply Frequency50 Hz
Standby Power Consumption1 Watts
PerformanceExpected Motor Life1500 Hours
Dry Time (max setting)20 Seconds
Dry Time NotesIndependent testing gave dry times of around 20 seconds
Universal Brush Motor
Air Speed (max setting)224 MPH
Air Volume (max setting)59.8 CFM
Operating Temperature Range131 °F
Operating Temperature Range55 °C
Motor Cutoff Time60 Seconds
Motor ClassClass I
Rated PowerRated Power (max settings)1000 Watts
Rated Power (min settings)500 Watts
Rated Power Notes500W motor and 500W heater element - Heater element can be turned off
Energy Per Dry (max setting)3.33 Watts Watt-hours (Wh)
Energy Per Dry NotesBased on manufacturers stated dry time
NoiseOperating Sound Level (max setting)75 dB
Sound Level NotesNot yet indepedently tested to verify dB
SensorSensor typeInfrared Automatic, self adjusting
Guarantee3 Years
ConstructionMaterialsSteel
Net Weight3.8 kg
Packed Weight4.2 kg
FinishesWhite Steel
Polished Chrome
Brushed Stainless Steel
Electrical & SafetyIP ratingIPX1
DimensionsProduct Height180 mm
Product Width250 mm
Product Depth138.5 mm
Mounting InstructionsMen1170 mm
Women1120 mm
Children 4-7 Years810 mm
Children 7-10 Years910 mm
Children 10-13 Years1020 mm
Children 13-17 Years1120 mm
Disabled940 mm
CertificationCE
ROHS
OtherTUV/GS Approved
GeneralGeneral NotesSafety - Auto-resetting Thermostat turns unit off at 105 degree C [221 degree F]
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Here is a list of spares and accessories available for the C Force Hand Dryer.

If you do not see the specific part you are looking for, please contact us.

  Spare Part or AccessoryPart CodeLink to Product
C Force Hand Dryer Timer, PCB and Sensor Assembly409496Please click here
C Force Hand Dryer Sensor Only404802Please click here
C Force Hand Dryer Element Assembly405582
C Force Hand Dryer Motor448632
C Force Hand Dryer Carbon Brushes (2 pieces)445309