Mitsubishi Jet Towel Unheated Hand Dryer JT-SB216KSN2-W-NE

JT-SB216KSN2-W-NE

Applications: extreme use (501 to 1000 uses per day), Hotel, Museum, Office, Restaurant

5 year extended guarantee if you buy through the UK's main Mitsubishi hand dryer distributor (3 year manufacturers). Introducing the eagerly awaited 9th generation Mitsubishi Jet Towel. The original was the first ‘hands in’ style hand dryer back in 1992.  The new features of this generation include a unique wave shaped air outlet which reduces the noise by a further 2dB, while maintaining the same hand drying performance.  The gen 9 Jet Towel now has added an anti-bacterial resin on all surfaces not only the hand drying areas.  It's more vandal resistant, with a stronger back panel adding strength to the fixing and a thicker, more attractive panel which is more impact resistant. (able to withstand more than 18J of force without damage). We have 1 Mitsubishi Jet Towel Unheated Generation 8 available at a very discounted price - click here to view A 360 degree spin view of this hand dryer is available by clicking here

The debate over which is the best blade still persists and I guess the answer depends on your priorities. If the need for quiet and energy efficiency with outstanding reliability is most important then the gen 9 Mitsubishi Jet Towel maybe the answer. If its pure speed, then maybe its still the Airblade. If its more price driven than there are other good options which achieve similar standards. What you do get with the Jet Towel is guaranteed quality and reliability. They probably offer the longest lifespan for very high traffic locations.

This is the eco unheated version of the Jet Towel which has a rated power of just 0.55kW and a manufacturer stated dry time of 15 seconds.  This will run exactly the same as the heated version when the heated version is set at Eco mode without heat.

This “Quiet Mark” status hand dryer is over 50% quieter than most popular blade style units on the market and has the added benefit of an excellent drainage system that prevents wet floors or excess water dripping down the side of the unit. It also has a removable side panel to the drip tank which, in the unlikely event of a blockage, makes it a lot easier to remove the obstruction. It also allows deeper cleaning of this area.

It has a digital brushless motor, which will last over 1 million cycles.  This means this unit should be suitable for low to extreme traffic (500+ uses per day) and last a very long time.  However if your location is prone to vandalism it may be worth looking at a more suitable option in that category.

The Jet towel is Greenspec listed and on the UK governments ETL approved list for energy efficient products. Being on the ETL list proves stringent testing has been conducted on the product’s energy efficiency and allows the purchasing company to depreciate the full cost of the units in the year they were purchased.

The unheated version of the Jet Towel comes in a white ABS finish and is manufactured in Japan.

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RIBA Architect classification N13-472 hand driers/hand dryers

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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
    4.5 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
    4.5 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
    5.0 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
    3.5 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
    3.0 out of 5
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  • Low energy consumption - 0.55kw rated power using 2.3 watts per dry costing just 28p to dry 1000 times,
  • Quick drying 11-15 second dry times (manufacturer stated)
  • Very quiet hand dryer when compared to other high speed ‘blade style’ dryers -manufacturer stated noise levels are just 58dbA.
  • Unique water collection system – excess water ends up in a tray that is easily drained. Maximising health and safety with no water on the floor, no slip hazard and improving cleanliness with no mess. The pipe is also easily assessable from a side panel to aid cleaning of this area.
  • 3 year guarantee as standard from one of the leading manufacturers in the World.
  • Hygienic extras included for added peace of mind – anti bacterial coating and anti-microbial filter as standard.
  • Dimensions are - W300 x H670 x D219
  • It’s brushless motor means it is able to withstand extremely high daily traffic of over 500 users per day – over 1million cycles expected.
  • CE, UL, cUL, Greenspec approved and ETL listed
  • IPX4
How easy is the Mitsubishi Jet Towel (unheated) to install?

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

The Mitsubishi Jet Towel (unheated) hand dryer has our install rating of:

* 3 *

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

“(Notes relating to the above)”

Please click hereto view the installation manual for Mitsubishi Jet Towel (unheated) 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.

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What is the life expectancy of the Mitsubishi Jet Towel (unheated)?

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 Mitsubishi Jet Towel (unheated) A digital brushless motor
Lifetime of brushes before needing replacing (if applicable)
Continuous Hours* Cycles (dries)*
N/A N/A
Lifetime of the motor
Continuous Hours* Cycles (dries)*
4258 1,021,920

* 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 manufacturer stated dry time of 15 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

y

y

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How vandal resistant is the Mitsubishi Jet Towel (unheated)?

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 Mitsubishi Jet Towel has the following features to help reduce vandalism:

  • Thick, strong back panel to help give strength of attachment to the wall
  • Thick, impact resistant front panel

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

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How suitable is the Mitsubishi Jet Towel (unheated) 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 Mitsubishi Jet Towel (unheated) hand dryer has the following features that may negate these concerns:

  • Quiet noise levels
  • Water catchment tray to avoid water being dripped on to the floor

The Jet Towel 8th generation eco hand dryer has adjusted its design to make it easy for the wheelchair bound and small children to use. An additional sensor has been added and the upper front panel has been lowered to allow the user to access and dry effectively by inserting their hands from the side.

Please note blade hand dryers are not the best option for young children or disabled users as hands under type dryers allow great flexibility of movement.

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 Mitsubishi Jet Towel (unheated) hand dryer? (Buyers guide)

The Mitsubishi Jet Towel 'blade' style hand dryer has a lot going for it. The Jet Towel is about 3 to 4 seconds slower than the ultra-fast Dyson Airblade, however it is a comparatively quiet hand dryer, emitting 6 times less noise output at 58db than the Airblade. The Mitsubish hand dryer also has a very effective and easy to service drainage system that makes sure floors stay clean and safe. In addition, the Mitsubishi Jet Towel hand dryer uses only 45% of the energy that the Dyson Airblade uses, making it cheaper to run and more environmentally friendly. The other advantage of the Mitsubishi Jet Towel over the Airblade is its accessibility for children and the wheelchair users.

An even lower energy alternative is the D-Flow, however this is a little louder. If your budget doesn't really extend to any of these the JetForce 'blade' and the StealthForce PLUS 'blade' hand dryers may be a good option.

Some of the places this hand dryer has been installed include: 

  • Costco Stores (USA)
  • Genesys Environmental UK
  • Siemens UK
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Shanghai World Financial Centre
  • Mandarin Hotel, Singapore
  • VAE Systems
  • Searcys St Pancras

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What extra hygiene aspects does the Mitsubishi Jet Towel (unheated) 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 extra hygiene aspects this hand dryer has are:

  • Fast dry time (based on manufacturers stated dry time)
  • Touch free sensors
  • Made from anti-microbial material
  • Has an anti-microbial filter fitted (not HEPA)

The Jet Towel also has a removable side panel to the drip tank which, in the unlikely event of a blockage, makes it a lot easier to remove the obstruction.  It also allows deeper cleaning of this area.

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, scientifically proven to kill germs including E.coli, Salmonella, Influenza A, Staph, C.diff and MRSA.

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How quiet is the Mitsubishi Jet Towel (unheated)?

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

56 - 59dB(A)

Hands under in an anechoic chamber (sound proof)

N/A dB(A)

Hands under in a normal room*

N/A dB(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..

We have not independently tested the JetTowel in this unheated eco version and therefore cannot provide readings for this. However it’s heated version, which has eco and turbo settings did show a considerable increase in noise levels in independent tests compared to the manufacturers stated noise levels in turbo mode.  This version can be seen by clicking here.  That said, with the motor speed reduced in this model, compared to the heated version in turbo mode, it would be anticipated that a sound level around the manufacturer level mark would be correct.

The JetTowel has received the “Quiet Mark” status accolade.

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 Mitsubishi Jet Towel (unheated ) 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.

Mitsubishi Jet Towel (unheated)

Dry Speed

Videos / References (click below)

Stated by Manufacturer*

11 – 15 seconds

Videodocument etc.

Independent testing+

N/A

Videodocument etc.

In house testing#

N/A

Videodocument etc.

* 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)

The heated version of the Jet Towel has been independently tested, please click here to be taken to the heated version.  It may be worth noting that the heated version was found to be a little slower in drying time than the manufacturer stated time, therefore it could be concluded that this would be the same for this version, based on our experience of the hand dryer market.

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How Energy Efficient is the Mitsubishi Jet Towel (unheated)?

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 watts per dry are used.

Mitsubishi Jet Towel (unheated)

Rated Power

Watts per Dry

Videos / References (click below)

Stated by Manufacturer*

0.72kW - 0.55kW

2.29 - 2.20W

Videodocument etc.

Independent testing+

N/A

N/A

Videodocument etc.

In house testing#

N/A

N/A

Videodocument etc.

* 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 – 30W per dry.

The above manufacturer rating is based on their reported dry time of 11 - 15 seconds.  As you will see this shows a very energy efficient dry time when compared to a standard conventional hand dryer.

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Carbon emissions produced by the Mitsubishi Jet Towel (unheated)

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 approximate amount of carbon emissions produced to complete 1000 dries:

Mitsubishi Jet Towel (unheated)

1.24 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 Mitsubishi Jet Towel (unheated)  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 manufacturer stated dry time of 15 seconds.  As you will see this is 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 Mitsubishi Jet Towel (unheated)?

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:

Mitsubishi Jet Towel (unheated)*

£0.28

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 Mitsubishi Jet Towel (unheated) hand dryer would cost approximately £0.000275 per average drying cycle. These figures are based on the manufacturers stated dry times.

To work out the annual running costs and carbon emissions in your facility for the Mitsubishi Jet Towel (unheated) 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 220-240 Volts
Electrical Supply Frequency 50 Hz
Standby Power Consumption 1 Watts
Performance Expected Motor Life 4258 Hours
Dry Time (max setting) 11 (manufacturer stated) Seconds
Dry Time (min setting) 15 (manufacturer stated) Seconds
Dry Time Notes As yet these have not been independently tested to verify
Digital Brushless Motor
Air Speed (max setting) 219 MPH
Heater Element Power N/A Watts
Motor Cutoff Time 30 Seconds
Rated Power Rated Power (max settings) 720 Watts
Rated Power (min settings) 550 Watts
Energy Per Dry (max setting) 2.20 Watts
Energy Per Dry (min setting) 2.29 Watts
Energy Per Dry Notes Based on manufacturer stated dry times
Noise Operating Sound Level (max setting) 59 dB
Operating Sound Level (min setting) 56 dB
Sound Level Notes As yet not independently tested to verify dB
Sensor Sensor type IR
Guarantee 3 Years
Inc. Parts
Inc. Labour
Construction Materials Polypropylene ABS with anti-microbial material
Net Weight 11 kg
Finishes White ABS
Electrical & Safety IP rating IPX4
Dimensions Product Height 670 mm
Product Width 300 mm
Product Depth 219 mm
Mounting Instructions Men 925 mm
Women 905 mm
Children 4-7 Years 865-915 mm
Children 7-10 Years 865-915 mm
Children 10-13 Years 865-915 mm
Children 13-17 Years 865-915 mm
Disabled 865-915 mm
Certification CE
CUL
UL
Other Greenspec, Quiet mark, ETL listed
General General Notes RIBA Architect classification N13-472 hand driers/hand dryer

Type: high velocity air dryer
Manufacturer: Mitsubishi
Product reference: Jet Towel JT-SB216KSN2-W-NE
Operation: automatically activated
Power rating: 720W
Enclosure: Polypropylene ABS Anti-microbial material
Colour: White
Fixing arrangement: Wall mounted with rear entry cabling
Electrical supply: Fused spur.
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