Sensor Tap Fitting: How to install one in your bathroom

What are sensor taps?

Sensor tap or Automatic sensor tap are taps that have sensor features to detect the presence of a hand or any object. According to an article, our taps have 6267 bacteria per square inch. Touching your tap after cleaning your hands would still transfer bacteria as your hands pick up 30 - 50% of the bacteria you will touch from these taps. Having an automatic sensor tap will avoid any transmission of germs and keep your hands clean from any bacteria. 


How does sensor tap fitting work?

It is a mystery how sensor tap fitting works. Some of the key requirements for a sensor tap installation are:

  • A sensor tap is connected with a power connection that is either a battery or transformer. 

  • A sensor tap should also have a constant electrical supply so it can detect any object like a hand or vessels nearby. 

  • When you keep an object near it the solenoid valve detects it. A solenoid valve is used to start or stop any fluid flow, in this case, water. 

  • When an object like a hand or any vessel is detected the water starts flowing from the automatic sensor tap. 

  • After the object is removed, the device sends a signal to the valve.

  • When the solenoid valve receives the signal it closes which stops the water from flowing. 


This is the basics of how the sensor taps work and what makes the tap work on its own. Remember during the sensor tap installation to have an electrical supply for your bathroom so you can easily use the sensor tap. 


How to install a sensor tap?

The sensor tap installation process may seem like a tedious process, but it is a simple task. While upgrading the sensor tap for bathrooms, you can install an automatic sensor tap as a DIY project that you can be proud of accomplishing. For installing sensor fittings just follow these simple steps:


Step 1: Turn off the water supply

Before installing make sure you switch off your main valve. The next step is to drain out all the water from your hot and cold taps, this will avoid any spills during your sensor tap installation.


Step 2: Remove your current tap

To remove your current tap, find the nut that is used to secure your bathroom tap and carefully remove it. Detach your current tap from the bathroom basin by pulling it out. Removing your current tap is a frustrating part, but keep working on it as you are close to installing your sensor tap. 


Step 3: Sensor tap installation

To install your sensor tap, pass the inlet pipe and sensor cable through your mounting bathroom basin. Attach your inlet pipe to the inlet point on your sensor tap’s controller box and repeat the same process for your outlet pipe where you get your water supply from. 


Step 4: Wire the Sensor Tap

The next step of the process is attaching a sensor cable for your sensor taps on the controller box. When you’re done attaching the sensor cable, you should load the batteries in your controller box. Choosing a battery that is durable and can work for months is important. 


Step 5: Test your Sensor Tap Fitting

After wiring up and installing the batteries, it’s time to test your sensor tap. To turn on the water supply, wave your hand in front of the tap specifically on the infrared sensor. This is the last step of the process and you have successfully installed your sensor tap! Remember to secure all the wires and controller box. 


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Advantages of using a sensor tap

Sensor tap fittings have many advantages that are useful for you, your family and even the world. Some of the advantages of having a sensor tap are;


  1. Water conservation:

Dripping taps have become pretty normal in bathrooms. But did you know a dripping tap can waste upto 1 Liter per hour? Since sensor taps are designed to function with a low flow rate, they prevent leakage and dripping which will save water.


  1. Customisable: 

Sensor tap for bathroom come with heat or cold adjustments and water flow that you can adjust to.


  1. Cleanliness: 

One of the main advantages of using an automatic sensor tap is that it will avoid any contact of bacteria from the taps. When it comes to hygiene, keeping your bathroom spotlessly clean is one of the best practices to avoid any infection. Using a normal tap gives you the risk of cross-contamination that you can avoid by sensor tap fitting. 


  1. Accessible:

Using a sensor faucet can be operated with ease without complications. People suffering from arthritis and having any mobility restriction can use sensor tap fitting without going through pain. 


  1. Durable: 

Sensor taps are protected from high-quality steel making them durable from any corrosion. 


Choosing the right sensor tap Fitting 

Automatic sensor tap is environmentally friendly, cost-saver in the long run and also accessible to any person. Before choosing a sensor faucets make sure to consider all points like power supply, water pressure and temperature settings. Choosing the right health faucet for your bathroom can seem like a daunting task, but at Jaquar we provide you with the best solution with an amazing range of products. 



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