Is Touchless or Touch On Kitchen Faucet Worth It?
12.17.2021 | Waltaps | Waltaps. Innovative R & D Expert Of High-Quality

With the development of technology, the idea of simply sliding plates under the kitchen faucet, or close your hand to faucet motion sensor to turn on the kitchen faucet is no longer a magical fantasy. The touch on and touchless kitchen mixers is very popular for it unparalleled convenience at present. More and more touchless kitchen faucet show up in the market. If you are going to select a touchless kitchen mixer, understanding the touchless technology and how they differ from traditional faucet is important for you.

How to use contactless kitchen faucet? Just simply move your hand in front of the motion sensor to activate the kitchen faucet, you’d better pay attention to the quantity of the motion sensor and where they are located. In generally, these sensors are placed at the bottom of faucet body, which is near the lever handle or on the top of the faucet.

Touch On Kitchen Faucet

With a simple touch anywhere on the spout or handle using your back of your hand or wrist, you can start or stop the water flow from your faucet.  Touch it on. Touch it off. Experience the convenience and control of Waltaps kitchen faucets featuring touch technology.

Touchless Kitchen Faucet

As it name shows, touchless faucet turns on without touch. Passing your hand in front of a single sensor activates the flow of water, providing a helping hand only when it's needed.Creates a cleaner, more efficient kitchen by turning the faucet on or off with just the wave of your hand. Once you get your hand away from the faucet, the faucet will be shut off.

Most of touchless faucets equipped with infrared light to detect the motion. When you put your hand under the faucet, this infrared light reflects off your skin and sends a signal to the kitchen faucet to turn on the faucet. Some also use ultrasonic field sensors to detect your hand when the field is damaged. Once the sensor detects the signal, the water flow will open and close with the help of solenoid diaphragm valve or gear motor to open and close the valve. Diaphragm valves use rubber discs to control water flow. The valve is usually closed, but once a signal is sent, the solenoid valve opens it so that water can flow out of the water outlet.

Motion sensor faucets generally have a single handle to control both water flow and temperature. You can operate it like traditional faucet. Non-contact faucets are powered by battery or AC adapter, while other faucets give you the opportunity to operate in any way you want. If your motion activated kitchen faucet requires an AC adapter, you need to have a power outlet near the sink.

Non-contact faucets are very useful when your hands are dirty or busy with things, because they will automatically start by sensing your movements. In addition, they can prevent pollution caused by simultaneous contact with different things. However, touch faucets are more popular than non-contact faucets because the hands-free sensor may be incorrectly activated due to a large amount of activity in the kitchen.