Suitable for up to 100 plus uses per day
  • Dry time (manufacturer stated): 30 Seconds
  • Cost per 1000 dries: £2.40 (84% saving against paper towels)
  • Guarantee: 2 Years
  • Rated Power: 2.4 kW | 20 Wh per dry
  • Robust and heavy duty
  • Hand and face drying
  • 5500 rpm motor produces air volume of 275m3/hr
£208.80 inc. VAT

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

Performance Rating

  • 1.0 out of 5
    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
  • 2.0 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.

  • 2.5 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
  • 1.0 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
  • 4.0 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


The HD5 hand dryer has been a mainstay of the UK hand dryer market for many years. The HD5 hand dryer has been particularly favoured in schools and leisure centres looking for both hand and face drying. We retain the HD5 in our range as it still has a place in the market despite the rise of more energy efficient, high velocity hand dryers.

Hand dryer for schools and leisure centres

The HD5  hand dryer remains a good option for schools tand leisure centres in changing room areas that require hand and face drying. The mechanism for adjusting from hand to face drying is strong and cannot be mis-used the way that a rotating nozzle can be. If a hand and face hand dryer has been specified consider this or the 5500 series from Warner Howard.  

How fast drying is the HD5 hand dryer?

The manufacturer states a dry time of 27 seconds. We have not tested this product under independent conditions however rudimentary testing shows that under normal conditions the product delivers a 25-35 second dry time. The airflow is good and the air temperature is at a tolerable level throughout.  

How energy efficient is the HD5 hand dryer?

Energy efficiency is measured by dividing the rated power of the hand dryer by the dry time. If we use an average of 30 seconds as the dry time and take the rated power at 2.4kw then the HD5 is consuming approximately 20 watts per dry. All though there are dryers that consume more electricity than this.

  • energy consumption per dry - 20 watts
  • cost per dry 0.24p or 1000 dries for £2.40

Carbon emissions (per 1000 dries)

  • Average high speed hand dryer = 1- 4.1kg/Co2
  • Paper towels = 28kg/Co2
  • HD5 warm air hand dryer = 10.8kg/Co2

Paper towels are based on 15.5gms/Co2 per dry and hand dryers are based on Carbon Trusts measurement of 1 kw = 0.54 kg/Co2

Why do we include the HD5 on Intelligent Hand Dryers?

The Answer is that the HD5 does still have a purpose, in particular  for Leisure Centres who have problems with hair dryers being vandalised and therefore need an alternative face dryer. There also remains a replacement market for the Airstream models due to their popularity in the past. However we do recommend that you check out the cost comparison before repurchasing, there are many models on the market now that will reduce your running costs and environmental impact significantly, so 9 times out of 10 it will be worth replacing all the AirStream HD5 on your premises.

This HD5 hand dryer has the matching specification to the HD5 Airstream brand now PHS, Newlec NL9AHD and Wandsworth Bunny HD5/T.

Hand Dryer highly recommended for unattended school toilets and leisure centres due to high level of safety.

RIBA Architect classification N13-472 hand driers/hand dryers

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  • Dry time (manufacturer stated): 30 Seconds
  • Cost per 1000 dries: £2.40 (84% saving against paper towels)
  • Guarantee: 2 Years
  • Rated Power: 2.4 kW | 20 Wh per dry
  • Robust and heavy duty
  • Hand and face drying
  • 5500 rpm motor produces air volume of 275m3/hr
  • Insulation Earthed Class I
  • Good reliability
  • UK Manufactured
  • BEAB Approved
  • DEMKO Approved to comply with LVD
  • CE marked in accordance with all the relevant EEC Harmonised Directives
  • IP24
Energy ConsumptionElectrical Supply Voltage240 Volts
Electrical Supply Frequency50 Hz
PerformanceExpected Motor Life1000 Hours
Dry Time (max setting)30 Seconds
Universal Brush Motor
Motor Speed (max setting)5500 RPM
Motor ClassInsulation Earthed Class I
Rated PowerRated Power (max settings)2400 Watts
Energy Per Dry (max setting)20 Watt-hours (Wh)
NoiseOperating Sound Level (max setting)74 dB
Sound Level NotesAs yet not independently tested to verify dB
SensorSensor typeIR
Guarantee2 Years
ConstructionMaterialsDie-cast aluminium
Net Weight6 kg
FinishesOther Finisheswhite aluminium
Electrical & SafetyIP ratingIP24
DimensionsProduct Height264 mm
Product Width275 mm
Product Depth177 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
OtherCE marked in accordance with all the relevant EEC Harmonised Directives; BEAB Approved; DEMKO Approved to comply with LVD
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Here is a list of spares and accessories available for the HD5/T Hand Dryer.

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

  Spare Part or AccessoryPart CodeLink to Product
Timer Assembly including Sensor8130-272Please click here