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Pros and Cons of Touchless Kitchen Faucets

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Automatic faucet sensor are becoming more and more popular and are becoming an option for owners to install in their kitchens and bathrooms. Its use is very simple, when you put your hands under the nozzle of the smart sensor faucet, the water will flow out easily. On the surface, this water saver sensor is very simple, but the internal structure of the device is more complicated, including a rubber controller, an electromagnet, and a power supply.


56-smart sensor faucet

Advantages and disadvantages of non-contact kitchen faucets

Touchless waterfall faucet have many benefits. It is very easy to use. Touch faucets are common in kitchens, bathrooms, bars or utility sinks.


Faucet handles and knobs are the most accessible parts of the kitchen and bathroom. The touch free sensor taps reduces the contact or interaction between people and the faucet, and there will be no bacteria on the handles and knobs of the traditional sink water function, thereby reducing the spread of bacteria and reducing the wear and tear of the equipment. In addition, this motion water faucet can reduce the amount of water poured from the spout at one time and save water resources.


However, touchless washroom faucet sensors need to be cleaned regularly to avoid accumulation of soap and dirt. The power supply may need to be replaced with new batteries or cleaned. .


The long nozzle of the automatic basin mixer contains all the working parts of the non-contact faucet. This may limit the design, but the technology has made considerable progress, with a variety of styles to choose from.


56-automatic basin mixer tap

How does the non-touch faucet work?

Sensor activated faucet can reduce the spread of bacteria. They may seem like a simple technology in the kitchen or bathroom, but the inner workings of non-touch faucets are still very technical. It has four key components, these are the sensor, power supply, nozzle, solenoid valve.


When the sensor detects your hand, the tap will open. Once the hand is removed, the faucet will close. This is part of the overall work of non-contact faucets. In order to better understand how the faucet works, it is best to understand how each component works individually, and then take them as a whole.



The sensor on the sensor controlled water taps can sense the presence of an object, whether it is a hand swipe or a pile of dirty dishes. The sensor is often located on the lips or bottom of the spout on the non-contact faucet. This makes it easier to determine if there is a hand or object under the spout without being blocked by the arm or large objects in the sensor range.


Solenoid valve

The sensor is connected to and controls the electromagnetically activated diaphragm valve located in the faucet fixture. The diaphragm valve is usually closed until the sensor signal is received and a hand or other large object has been detected. Then the solenoid valve opens the valve to allow water to flow out of the spout. When the object or hand in front of the sensor is no longer detected, the valve will be pushed down and closed.


Touch faucet power supply

Non-contact faucets can obtain energy in several ways. Depending on the mode, the low-voltage current from the AC transformer can provide power for the water flow, or the power source may come from a dry battery inserted into the back or neck of the lamp.

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