The Qbic Eco is an outstanding hand dryer delivering great value in the budget to middle price range. Qbic Eco comes crammed with fantastic features, as well as being a visually attractive model, it is high speed, energy efficient, offers a fast dry time, does not produce a particularly high noise level, and has a built in ioniser to freshen and purify the washroom air. This hand dryer is suitable for low traffic washrooms and is a particularly popular choice for use within hotels, bars and restaurants owing to its uber-stylish look.
Manufacturer states a dry time of 10 - 12 seconds
The Qbic Eco will offer a performance at a level akin to the Airforce due to similarities with their air outlet configurations and airspeed (80 m/s); though this does needs independently verifying.
Manufacturer stated 72.5 dbA @ 1 Metre
With regards noise levels, it is key to take into consideration how they change when the hand dryer is installed in a washroom environment and when hands are placed under it. The manufacturer's specification states that the Qbic Eco measures 72.5 dB(A) at one metre within a pressure chamber. It is likely this this will be amplified by about 10 dB(A) in situ. We have found, however, that the Qbic Eco emits a very tolerable noise level.
the Qbic Eco hand dryer is a good value hand dryer for low traffic washrooms that require a good-looking hand dryer but don't have the budget for a model of advanced quality of build or performance.
The energy efficiency of the Qbic Eco hand dryer is dependant on whether it is using unheated or heated mode. Its rated power with heat is 1.25kw, the without is 0.5kw, as per the manufacturer specifications. Based on the assumptions made with regards the dry times, and also the change in performance that typically occurs when a heater element is turned off, we calculate that the Qbic Eco would consume between 3.5 and 7 watts per dry.
The Qbic Eco gives an effective dry even without heat, and features a built in ioniser, both huge plus points from a hygiene point of view.
All effective hand dryers are suitable for normal hand washing situations, however, in clinical environments such as hospitals or food production facilities, it may be necessary to select one of our premium hygienic hand dryers.
The Qbic Eco has a universal brush motor. The manufacturer states that these will last approx 550 continuous hours or 94,286 drying cycles before being replaced.
The Qbic Eco is a compact hand dryer and is relatively easy to install, All hand dryers require a suitable fused spur for installation
This is a compact hand dryer is a sturdy aluminium unit with no accessible area's to cause a blockages. Its shape doesn't allow for vandals to grip the unit and pull it away from the wall.
Qbic Eco is a good all-rounder, not extraordinary in any specific area, but it gives a sound performance with regards its speed of dry, energy efficiency, noise and level of hygiene.The Qbic Eco rates extremely well against conventional warm air hand dryers, and offers value in the high speed category.
Summary High Speed Hand Dryer
- Low energy consumption - 0.5kw without heat, 1.25kw with heat
- High speed dry - manufacturer specifies 10-12 seconds (this is rather optimistic, however the performance is about standard for a high velocity model)
- Automatic operation and switch off after 50 seconds
- Built in ioniser - to freshen the washroom air
- One of the most aesthetically pleasing hand dryers on the market with its compact and chic form
- CE approved
- 2 years’ guarantee
|Energy Consumption||Dry Time (secs)||10 - 12|
|Power Rating (kW)||1.25|
|Watts Per Dry (W)||7|
|Cost Per Dry||0.042p|
|Auto Sensor Detection||Yes|
|Performance||Dry Time (secs)||10 - 12|
|Air Speed (MPH)||179|
|Noise||Decibel Rating (dB)||72.5|
|Hygiene||No touch sensor operation||Yes|
|Long Life||Guarantee (years)||2|
|Electrical & Safety||IP Rating||IPX1|
|Child Suitability rating||3|
|Material||Aluminium Polished Chrome|
|Certification||CE Fully harmonised|
|EMC, EMF and LVD|
|Dimensions||Height x Width x Depth (mm)||320 x 288 x 171|
|Installation Heights are from the floor to bottom of dryer|
|Children aged 4 - 7||810mm|
|Children aged 7 - 10||910mm|
|Children aged 10 - 13||1020mm|
|Children aged 13 - 17||1120mm|