• Every package includes tap and attachments, Allen key, two valve filters and battery box
  • Guarantee: 2 years (electronic parts included)
  • Operation: sensor tap that self-closes
  • Tap location: washbasin mounted
  • Mounting hole: min. Ø 28mm, max. Ø 34mm
  • Water: two water supplies
  • Max. temperature: 70 ºC
  • Flow rate: 6 litres/minute (customisable to 4 or 1.89 on demand); adjustable with a different tap aerator
  • Water pressure range: min. 0.5 bar (7 PSI), max. 8.0 bar (116 PSI), unless a pressure reducing valve is installed
  • Sensor location: spout
  • Sensing range (self-adjusting): 50mm - 160mm
  • Preset automatic cut off: 90 seconds (adjustable with a remote control)
  • Sensor operation time (tested): 5 years
  • Solenoid valve operation time: 1,000,000 cycles
  • Spout length: 219mm
  • The tap aerator has a tilting plate that allows to modify stream direction
  • Material: chrome-plated yellow brass (Cu Zn38 Pb2)
  • Power source: 9 V Battery [optional 3m extension cable]
  • Number and type of battery: six 1.5V AA batteries (not included)
  • Batteries lifespan: 300,000 cycles approx.
  • Continent of origin: Europe
  • Spare parts available: seals and screws kit, cover kit, sensor kit, solenoid valve kit, filter, transformer and battery box
BATTERY operated with MIXER
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MAINS supply
MAINS supply with MIXER
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Description

Product quality and a finest layout are sure with Giampieri, an Italian brand that has been successfully manufacturing designer washroom appliances for high traffic buildings for more than 90 years. In particular, 07253.B.BAT automatic basin tap has a 219mm spout, a lever mixer to regulate temperature and battery box that will provide energy to the built-in electronic sensor for up to 300,000 cycles.

Several settings can be adjusted with a remote control (sold separately), such as the reaction time or the antivandal security time (90 seconds by default).

Its water flow will not be more than 6 litres/minute, which saves water in comparison with traditional taps. In fact, LEED certification for green buildings gives several points when using this system.

Moreover, since no touch is required by the user, this sensor tap avoids cross-contamination and improves accessibility, specially in high traffic commercial toilets (airports, shopping centres, schools). 

The item has been manufactured with chrome-plated yellow bass, material that can last for a long time, provided one avoids abrasive solutions and washes it with soft cloths regularly. For further instructions, read the cleaning tips below. Until the installation has finished, we encourage you to protect this sensor tap with a bag that is included in the box.

Beware that, like other tapware, this product has filters that require frequent maintenance, particularly after a water cut. It is also an advisable idea to disinfect from time to time the internal parts of the water system.

Please, also note that reflective surfaces and other active infrared devices can interfere with any spout sensor.

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Applications: Adapted toilets for disabled, Public Toilet


Why would (not) you recommend a sensor tap?

We've compared different types of faucets and we've found a lot of advantages of sensor taps, specially for commercial bathrooms and public toilets. You can read them in this blog post, including a few less positive considerations.

You can also check this summary:

  • Advantages
    • Water conservation
    • Energy saving
    • Reducing costs in the bill
    • Easily operated by any user
    • Cut off time to prevent misuse
    • Customisation once for good
    • A cleaner washroom (no dirty handle, less splashes, no sink overflow)
    • No cross-contamination
    • No corrosion (depending on the model)
    • One remote control can adjust infinite taps
  • Neutral features
    • Users will have to learn how to use them (once)
    • Maintenance is required, like any other tap
    • Batteries must be replaced
  • Disadvantages
    • Greater initial investment
    • Remote control to change settings
    • Power cut would entail no operation
    • Infrared sensors can make mistakes
    • Animals activate them as well
    • Some internal parts may favour bacteria
    • More likeliness to replace the whole unit

We advise you to assess what points are more relevant and frequent according to your needs and the location of the tap.

Anything practical to know about infrared sensors?

The proximity sensors in our taps and some soap dispensers use active infrared technology: they detect the infrared radiation that a close object (in their range) reflects back. This means that hands, washroom accessories or just even dirt near them will activate them.

Furthermore, infrared sensors can misinterpret certain situations and open the solenoid valve when they are not suppose to:

  • Mirrors and very reflective finishes (like polished chrome) in front of them will send confusing signals if they are closer than 1.5 metre to the tap. One must be careful for example with the elements of the basin bowl: the spout of wall-mounted sensor taps should be at least 300mm away from the bottom of the sink and not facing a shiny basin plug. Tap sensors can also react if a person is wearing striking garments.
  • Other infrared sensors opposite them also imply unintended triggers.

Therefore, we encourage you to read the installation guidelines the manufacturer provides and accept that accidental unlocks are a (rare) fact.

Could you explain its manufacturing standards?

Giampieri automatic taps follow the general specifications of these sanitary tapware regulations:

  • EN 200:2008 on single and combination taps for types 1 and 2 water supply systems 
  • EN 816:1997 on automatic shut-off valves
  • EN 817:2009 on mechanical mixing valves 
  • EN 1111:1999 on thermostatic mixing valves

Their sensors also respect these guidelines on electromagnetic compatibility:

  • IEC 610000(-3-3)
  • EN 61000-6-2
  • EN 55022 Class B

Managing the connections of this smart tap will be safe, since they comply with the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC (amended in 1993) and the particular requirements for electrically operated water valves mentioned in EN 607320/1 and /2/8.

How environmental friendly is this sensor tap?

On average, domestic manual faucets pour 10 litres per minute. Among other differences, electronic taps emit a much lower flow that saves water. Giampieri brassware brings 6 litres/minute by default, although 4 litres and 1.89 can be requested.

The LEED worldwide certification program for green buildings rated Giampieri sensor taps with the following scores depending on their water flow:

Water flow Act 1992 LEED 2009 LEED 30% LEED 40%
4 l/min 8.33 6.66 5.83 5

How vandal resistant is this sensor tap?

Our sensor taps are vandal proof in several senses.

  • By default, water will only flow up to 90 seconds non-stop. The tap will remain blocked until the obstruction is removed. This limit can be reduced to any amount of seconds with the remote control. 
  • Every automatic tap has few and concealed pieces. Those external components, like the sensor window or the small mixer lever, are also designed for misuse resistance.
  • Yellow brass (BRASS38) is highly resistant to corrosion
How often to clean the filters?

This sensor tap has one filter per water supply (included in the package), in order to be placed before the solenoid valve. Furthermore, the tap aerator in the spout will also act as a filter.

Sensor tap aerator

Filter before the solenoid valve of a sensor tap

Like in any type of tap, filters must be taken out and washed regularly with running water. In particular, the solenoid valve diaphragm should be checked every 6 months.

There are two situations when the upkeep is essential:

  • After the installation, since a lot of dust is spreaded during the process.
  • After a water cut, this liquid will have dirt.

Is it made of a quality and safe metal?

The main parts of this sensor tap are made of chrome plated yellow brass, which will last for a long time without corrosion if it is regularly cleaned.

To be exact, the material is an alloy of copper, iron, nickel, lead, tin, zinc and aluminium called Cu Zn38 Pb2 (CW608N), manufactured following EN 12166.

Such a combination has no surface porosity, no degradation with water and no odour transmission. 

Regarding toxicity, lead (Pb) percentage is from 1.6 to 2.5. It is lower than the maximum some countries stablish: 3.5% Italy or 5% France. Unlike cheaper faucets that have less copper and more lead, Giampieri gives preference to health.

If you are interested in other materials, the same tap can be manufactured with satin AISI 316 stainless steel with a 30% price increase. Just contact us by email (sales@ihdryers.co.uk) or phone (0114 3540047).

Is this sensor tap Doc M compliant?

Automatic taps should be easily operated, as Approved Document M requires. Other requirements will be up to the installer, like fixing the basin tap at the right distance from the WC and floor or setting a safe temperature for the users.

For further details about these topics, please, read our blog post about Doc M taps.

What is the battery lifespan?

Giampieri basin sensor taps use six 1.5V alkaline batteries that will last for 300,000 cycles (i.e. every time the solenoid valve opens/closes).

The batteries are not included in the package, but will be very accessible in shops. 

flashing light will warn when there is low battery. Please, check the product manual to know how to proceed.

If the installation requires it, you can order an extension cable up to 3 metres.

What if I want to use a different power source in the future?

You will be able to do it. The cable that provides the sensor tap with electricity can be connected to a compatible transformer or a battery box. 

Check the example of one Giampieri sensor tap:

Two options to give electricity to sensor taps

How do infrared taps work?

By clicking here, you will access an infographic that depicts how sensor taps work.

How quiet is this sensor tap?

The noise level of Giampieri sensor tabs was tested according to the German regulation DIN 4109, table 6, row 1-9.  

The measurement results of Giampieri tapware were up to 20 dB(A) for pressures under 3 bar and up to 25 dB(A) for pressures under 5 bar. They are as quiet as a library conversation.

Guarantee 2 Years
Construction Materials Chrome-plated yellow brass
Packed Weight 2 kg
Finishes Polished Chrome
Certification CE
Other EN 200:2008
General General Notes On request:
-Water flow can be 4 litres/minute or 1.89 l/m.
-Material can be AISI 316, which would imply a 30% price increase.
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