Turboforce® Junior MKII Hand Dryer (brushed satin) TFJM02

TFJM02

Applications: Light use (51 to 100 uses per day), limited space washrooms, Office, Primary school (Key stage 2), Restaurant, Senior school (key stage 3), Pubs

Low priced yet high performing, The Turboforce® Junior MKII is a good-looking hand dryer that emits a sort after blue LED light on the hands when activated.  It is ideal for limited space washrooms that will not receive more than 100 uses a day.  A one-piece weld free cover, fixed by 2 vandal proof screws make it suitable for environments which may be prone to abuse.  Although its appearance also makes it suitable for locations with the plushest of washrooms.  Running this unit at just 500W makes it one of the most economic hand dryers on the market.

A filter is included to clean the air taken into the dryer of particles.  An internal switch allows you to change between warm air and cold air.  High velocity hand dryers do not require warm air to help dry times as the force of the airflow dry’s the hands.  Continual use of the dryer means that heat derived from the motor heats the airflow naturally, keeping running costs very low.  However, in washrooms that will not receive constant use, or indeed in the winter months when instant heat may be desirable, the option to switch on the heat is a bonus.

Ideal for low use, compact washrooms the Turboforce® Junior MKII gives you a compact, fast drying, energy efficient and robust hand dryer, that will leave users completely satisfied.  Some of the more expensive units do not have the same performance as this hand dryer.

Technical Description

Solid one-piece AISI 304 stainless steel cover with anti-vandal screws available in a brushed satin, or white steel finish. Internal switch allows the choice of warm or cold air. Rated power between 500W and 1350W. A high speed, universal brush motor rotates at 25,000 rpm, producing a 223MPH airspeed concentrated through a round outlet. A blue LED light is emitted on the hands at activation. The manufacturer dry times are stated as being around 8-10 seconds, and you may have seen this on other specifications of similar units under different names. However, this will be closer to the 15 second mark. Quiet operation at 70dB enhanced by a compact internal structure. Air filter included.

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
    3.0 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
    2.5 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
    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
    3.0 out of 5
  • Fast trying times
  • Blue LED light shines on the hands when activated
  • Low energy use – can be set to just 500W
  • Internal switch allows for hot or cold air setting to save energy
  • Quality stainless steel construction
  • Cover supplied with 2 anti-vandal lock screws
  • Air filter included as standard
  • IPX1
How easy is the Turboforce Junior to install MKII?

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

The Turboforce Junior MKII 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 Turboforce Junior MKII 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 Turboforce Junior MKII?

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 Turboforce Junior MKII Hand Dryer

A universal brush motor

Lifetime of brushes before needing replacing (if applicable)

Continuous Hours*

Cycles (dries)*

600

144,000

Lifetime of the motor

Continuous Hours*

Cycles (dries)*

600

144,000

* 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.

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

n

n

n

 

To work out the annual life expectancy in your facility for the Turboforce Junior MKII hand dryer click here

The above information is based on a 15 seconds dry time. At the light traffic usage we would expect this unit to last a number of years, especially with this kind of traffic in locations where people are not constantly using the washroom.

To view our full range of long life expectancy hand dryers please click here

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How vandal resistant is the Turboforce Junior MKII?

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 Turboforce Junior MKII hand dryer has the following features to help reduce vandalism:

  • Compact size
  • Limited access to cause blockages
  • Its shape means it is hard to get a grip on the unit to be pulled off the wall
  • Anti-Vandal screws

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

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How suitable is the Turboforce Junior MKII 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 Turboforce Junior MKII 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
  • Compact size allow for a wider range of where the unit can be fitted

This unit is not really a quiet unit which may be an issue for some users.  It also doesn’t catch any residual water which again may be problematic for some users.

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 Turboforce Junior MKII hand dryer?

Review to follow...

Architect classification NBS is N13/472 Hand driers

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What extra hygiene aspects does the Turboforce Junior MKII 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.

  • Drying time less than 15 seconds
  • Antibacterial filter

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 Turboforce Junior MKII?

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

70 dB(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.

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 Turboforce Junior MKII 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.

Turboforce Junior MKII

Dry Speed

Stated by Manufacturer*

8 – 12 seconds

Independent testing+

N/A

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)

We have yet to in-house test this hand dryer, however we believe this will dry the hands in a respectable 15 seconds.

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How Energy Efficient is the Turboforce Junior MKII?

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.

Turboforce Junior MKII

Rated Power

Watt-hours per Dry

Stated by Manufacturer*

0.5kW – 1.35kW

1.67Wh – 3Wh

Independent testing+

N/A

N/A

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 uses around 25 – 30Wh per dry.

The above manufacturer rating is based on their stated dry times of 8-12 seconds and includes the range if the heater element is switched on or off.

We would expect the dry time to be approx 15 seconds for this hand dryer. This would mean that the Watt-Hours per dry would be in the range of 2.08Wh - 5.63Wh. However you can see that this is still a very energy efficient hand dryer when compared to standard conventional hand dryers with a significantly greater rated power.

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Carbon emissions produced by the Turboforce Junior MKII

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:

Turboforce Junior MKII

1.13 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 Turboforce Junior MKII 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 dry time of 15 seconds and with it at its most economic setting without heat.  With heat and around the same dry time this figure would still only be around 3.04 Kg/C02 per 1000 driers. It is still a significant reduction in carbon emissions when compared to the other two methods of drying.

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 Turboforce Junior MKII?

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:

Turboforce Junior MKII*

£0.25

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 Turboforce Junior MKII hand dryer would cost approximately £0.000250 per average drying cycle.  These and the above figures are based on dry time of 15 seconds, without the heater element engaged.  At the same dry time with the heater element engaged we would expect the cost to be around £0.68 per 1000 dries.

To work out the annual running costs and carbon emissions in your facility for the Turbofore Junior MKII 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.

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Energy Consumption Electrical Supply Voltage 220-240 Volts
Electrical Supply Frequency 50/60 Hz
Performance Expected Motor Life 600 Hours
Dry Time (max setting) 15 Seconds
Dry Time Notes As yet not in house tested to verify
Universal Brush Motor
Motor Speed (max setting) 25000 RPM
Air Speed (max setting) 223 MPH
Air Volume (max setting) 82 CFM
Operating Temperature Range (At room temperature 25°C) = 40 °C
Heater Element Power 850 Watts
Motor Cutoff Time 60 Seconds
Motor Class Class 1
Rated Power Rated Power (max settings) 1350 Watts
Rated Power (min settings) 500 Watts
Rated Power Notes Has internal switch for warm and cold air settings
Energy Per Dry (max setting) 5.63 Watt-hours (Wh)
Energy Per Dry (min setting) 2.08 Watt-hours (Wh)
Energy Per Dry Notes Has internal switch for warm and cold air settings
Noise Operating Sound Level (max setting) 70 (manufacturer stated) dB
Sound Level Notes As yet not independently tested to verify dB
Sensor Sensor type IR (5-15cm range)
Guarantee 1 Year
Construction Materials Stainless Steel
Net Weight 3 kg
Packed Weight 3.75 kg
Finishes White Steel
Brushed Stainless Steel
Electrical & Safety IP rating IPX1
Dimensions Product Height 255 mm
Product Width 173 mm
Product Depth 150 mm
Packaging Height 450 mm
Packaging Width 340 mm
Packaging Depth 420 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
UL
Replaceable Features General FIlter
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