EcoForce PLUS Hand Dryer (brushed satin)

EF04SS

Applications: Bars, Public Toilet, Pubs, Restaurant, Retail Outlet, Medium use (101 to 300 uses per day)

The Ecoforce PLUS has a contemporary design which will not only compliment recently regenerated stripped back buildings, but also look great in community buildings and pubs alike. It has a highly energy efficient, 35,000 rpm motor consuming just 800w while still raising the air temperature to 40 degrees to produce a pleasant, yet rapid drying experience. This hand drier has the internal build quality of products like the Machflow and Airforce without the price tag.

There is a choice of 4 finishes available including polished chrome, brushed satin, white steel and white ABS, which make this a hand dryer to suit the décor of a variety of wash rooms.  We would recommend this product to be placed in wash rooms that would receive a maximum of 300 users per day (medium level traffic).

This hand dryer, for the price, represents good overall value and a European manufactured production quality that will not disappoint. 

This hand dryer is manufactured in Europe.

RIBA Architect classification N13-472 hand driers/hand dryers.

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£169.00

Please note, some finish options may incur an additional charge

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Performance Rating

  • Energy Consumption

    This rating is based on the watts 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.

    Watts per dry:

    • 0 – 1.99W = star rating 5
    • 2 – 2.99W = star rating 4.5
    • 3 – 3.99W = star rating 4
    • 4 – 4.99W = star rating 3.5
    • 5 – 5.99W = star rating 3
    • 6 – 6.99W = star rating 2.5
    • 7 – 7.99W = star rating 2
    • 8 – 8.99W = star rating 1.5
    • 9 – 9.99W = star rating 1
    • 10W 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.

    Decibels (dB):

    • Up to 68dB = star rating 5
    • 69 – 70dB = star rating 4.5
    • 71 – 72dB = star rating 4
    • 73 – 74dB = star rating 3.5
    • 75 – 76dB = star rating 3
    • 77 – 78dB = star rating 2.5
    • 79 – 80dB = star rating 2
    • 81 – 82dB = star rating 1.5
    • 83 – 84dB = star rating 1
    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
    3.0 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
  • Energy efficient drying – rated power just 0.8kW; just 4.67W per dry costing around 56p per 1000 dries.
  • Anti-vandal features and thick steel casing make this a good choice for areas where vandalism may be an issue
  • Peace of mind guarantee of 3 years
  • Suitable for medium range traffic use of up to 300 uses per day
  • European made giving peace of mind that this product has been built to a very high standard and quality
  • A reasonable dry time of around 21 seconds (proven by in house testing)
  • Compact unit, takes up very limited wall space - H324 x W253 x D156
  • CE and RoHS approved
  • Available in polished chrome steel, bushed satin steel, white steel or white ABS
  • IPX1
How easy is the EcoForce PLUS to install?

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

The EcoForce PLUS 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

The Ecoforce PLUS is relatively lightweight and very simple to install.

Please click hereto view the installation manual for EcoForce PLUS 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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What is the life expectancy of the EcoForce PLUS?

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 EcoForce PLUS Hand Dryer

A universal brush motor

Lifetime of brushes before needing replacing (if applicable)

Continuous Hours*

Cycles (dries)*

1200

205,714

Lifetime of the motor

Continuous Hours*

Cycles (dries)*

1200

205,714

* 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 in house testing drying time of 21 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 'y') (non recommendations with 'n')

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

To work out the annual life expectancy in your facility for the EcoForce PLUS hand dryer click here

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How vandal resistant is the EcoForce PLUS?

epending 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 EcoForce PLUS hand dryer has the following features to help reduce vandalism:

  • Compact size
  • Limited access to cause blockages Stainless steel casing 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 Ecoforce PLUS has a 1.2mm thick stainless steel case, an anti-vandal grid on the air outlet and its sloped top and lack of leverage points make it a good option where vandalise

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

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How suitable is the EcoForce PLUS 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 EcoForce PLUS 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

Individuals with disabilities that make them sensitive to noise may prefer a quieter hand dryer option.

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 EcoForce PLUS hand dryer? (Buyers guide)

Review to follow...

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What extra hygiene aspects does the EcoForce Plus 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 EcoForce PLUS has no extra hygiene aspects as standard apart from its touch free activation.

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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How quiet is the EcoForce PLUS?

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

72 dB(A)

Hands under in an anechoic chamber (sound proof)

N/A dB(A)

Hands under in a normal room*

N/A (A)

*represents maximum “real life” volume

Equivalent Examples:
Normal Conversation                      50 - 70dB(A)
Vacuum Cleaner                             70dB(A)
Busy Traffic / Alarm clock               80dB(A)
Lawn Mower / Chainsaw                 90dB(A)
*various internet sources

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

In the absence of independent testing on the Ecoforce PLUS we can only give an approximate opinion. We believe this dryer is very similar to the Airforce in terms of noise output and quieter than the likes of the Turboforce and Xlerator.  It is also important to note that the manufacturers stated dB level was at 2 metres and not the standard 1 metre distance.

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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How fast does the EcoForce PLUS 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.

EcoForce PLUS

Dry Speed

Stated by Manufacturer*

10 - 12 seconds

Independent testing+

N/A

In house testing#

Approx. 21 seconds

* 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)

Our in house testing, the video of which can be seen here, showed that the time stated by the manufacturer of 10 - 12 seconds may be a little unrealistic.  This is still not a bad performing hand dryer although it is not the fastest in our range.

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How Energy Efficient is the EcoForce PLUS?

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.

EcoForce PLUS

Rated Power

Watt-hours per Dry

Stated by Manufacturer*

0.8kW

2.22 – 2.67Wh

Independent testing+

N/A

N/A

In house testing#

0.8kW

4.67Wh

* 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 manufacturer’s rating is based on their reported dry times between 10-12 seconds.  Our in house testing showed a longer dry time to that of the manufacturer. As you will see, both still show a very energy efficient dry time when compared to a standard conventional hand dryer.

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Carbon emissions produced by the EcoForce Plus

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

EcoForce PLUS

2.52 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 EcoForce PLUS 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 in house testing dry times of 21 seconds.  As you will see though this is still a very low carbon production when compared to paper towels or a standard warm air hand dryer.

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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What are the operating costs of the EcoForce PLUS?

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

This hand dryer*

£0.56

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 EcoForce PLUS hand dryer would cost approximately £0.000560 per average drying cycle.  These and the above figures are based on our in house testing dry times.

To work out the annual running costs and carbon emissions in your facility for the EcoForce PLUS 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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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.

Energy Consumption Electrical Supply Voltage 230-240 Volts
Electrical Supply Frequency 50/60 Hz
Standby Power Consumption <1 Watts
Performance Expected Motor Life 1200 Hours
Dry Time (max setting) 21 Seconds
Dry Time Notes In house testing showed the dry times to be around 21 Seconds
Universal Brush Motor
Motor Speed (max setting) 35000 RPM
Air Speed (max setting) 190 MPH
Air Volume (max setting) 93.94 CFM
Operating Temperature Range at 40cm - 40 °C
Heater Element Power N/A Watts
Motor Cutoff Time 35 Seconds
Motor Class Class 1
Rated Power Rated Power (max settings) 800 Watts
Energy Per Dry (max setting) 4.67 Watts Watt-hours (Wh)
Energy Per Dry Notes Based on in house testing dry times
Noise Operating Sound Level (max setting) 72 (manufacturer stated) dB
Sound Level Notes As yet not independently tested to verify dB
Sensor Sensor type IR
Guarantee 3 Years
Construction Materials ABS or stainless steel
Net Weight 3.6 ABS; 4.9 steel kg
Packed Weight 3.6 ABS; 4.9 steel kg
Finishes White ABS
White Steel
Polished Chrome
Brushed Stainless Steel
Electrical & Safety IP rating IPX1
Dimensions Product Height 324 mm
Product Width 253 mm
Product Depth 156 mm
Packaging Height 350 mm
Packaging Width 270 mm
Packaging Depth 170 mm
Mounting Instructions Men 1170 mm
Women 1120 mm
Children 4-7 Years 810 mm
Children 7-10 Years 910 mm
Children 10-13 Years 1020 mm
Children 13-17 Years 1120 mm
Disabled 940 mm
Certification CE
ROHS
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Feefo Independant Reviews
92% Customer Satisfaction
4.6 out of 5
31-Mar-2018 EcoForce PLUS Hand Dryer (brushed satin)

I found the service as promised.