The Dyson Airblade V AB12 is a 'hands under' high speed hand dryer, specially designed to deliver a fast dry via a V-shaped blade of air. The Airblade V is a compact hand dryer, boasting the world’s smallest 1.6kw digital hand dryer motor for exceptional air force. If you are looking for a hand dryer that delivers fast drying, yet is more compact and low-cost than the original Airblade, Dyson Airblade V is the model for you.
Manufacturer states a dry time of 12 seconds
The air force generated by the 90,000 rpm motor is quite simply outstanding, placing the device alongside the elite of ‘hands in’ style blade dryers from a fast hand drying perspective. Of course, it is necessary to turn the hands over in this case, however, owing to the sheer power of the Airblade V, this only makes a marginal difference. There are two slight drawbacks to the high speed of the Dyson Airblade V; firstly the noise produced by the force of the airflow, and secondly its tendency to spray water against the wall.
Manufacturer stated 85 dbA
Due to the sheer power of the motor, the official decibel level of 85dbA is at least twice as loud as some other high speed hand dryers, and can be as much as eight times louder. This is not a concern for the majority of users as the time spent using the device is small, however, being closer to the noise output, it could be an issue for wheelchair users, children, and individuals with MS. It is important to take into account the noise effect before installing hand dryers over 75dbA.
Recommended for High usage washrooms with over 300 uses per day
Dyson Airblade uses 4.40 watts per dry
The Airblade V is not the most energy efficient hand dryer, ranking outside the top 10 dryers in this regard. The Dyson Airblade V has a documented carbon footprint and is on the enhanced capital allowance scheme for eco, high speed hand dryers.
Due to the design of the model it is of course non-touch and comes with a HEPA filter and boasts anti-bacterial surfaces.
Product Longevity :
With a 5 year guarantee, the Dyson Airblade ™ hand dryer is built to last. Even so, many components are designed to be recyclable with negligible environmental impact.This long-life energy efficient motor is digitally switched at 6,000 times per second, making the high compression fan spin 90,000 times a minute, giving an airspeed of 430mph. With only three moving parts so there are no slip rings or carbon brushes to wear down.
Being compact and lightweight, the Dyson Airblade V is easy to install and quick to connect. It is a fact that hands under dryers are both quicker and cheaper to install.
The model is remarkably vandal resistant, also due to its compact form, having no parts with which to gain leverage.
User Friendliness :
If you are looking for a hand dryer that delivers fast drying, yet is more compact and low-cost than the original Airblade, Dyson Airblade V is the model for you. It is not recommended for children and disabled users due to the noise level. The spray from your hands falls directly onto the floor making this a potential slipping hazard.
Summary Dyson Hand Dryer
|Energy Consumption||Dry Time (secs)||12|
|Power Rating (kW)||1.6|
|Watts Per Dry (W)||4.44|
|Cost Per Dry||0.043|
|Auto Sensor Detection||Yes|
|Performance||Dry Time (secs)||12|
|Air Speed (MPH)||430|
|Noise||Decibel Rating (dB)||85|
|Hygiene||HEPA Filter eliminates 99.99% of Airborne Bacteria||Yes|
|No touch sensor operation||Yes|
|Long Life||Guarantee (years)||5|
|Electrical & Safety||IP Rating||IPX5|
|Child Suitability rating||2|
|Material||Polycarbonate ABS Casing|
|Certification||CE Fully harmonised|
|EMC, EMF and LVD|
|Dimensions||Height x Width x Depth (mm)||455 x 274 x 145|
|Product Code||AB08N, AB12N|
|Installation Heights are from the floor to bottom of dryer|
|Children aged 4 - 7||952mm|
|Children aged 7 - 10||1052mm|
|Children aged 10 - 13||1132mm|
|Children aged 13 - 17||1074mm|