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Vectatap

deck-mounted single supply basin tap, with infrared sensor for hygienic hands-free no-touch operation, mains or battery-powered external valve and 3.5 or 5.0 litre per minute flow rate options

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£ 324.00
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Vectatap

deck-mounted single supply basin tap, with infrared sensor for hygienic hands-free no-touch operation, mains or battery-powered external valve and 3.5 or 5.0 litre per minute flow rate options

£ 324.00
Price (incl. VAT)

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SKU VT
Total Cost £ 324.00

Specs

Product Information

Vectatap is an elegant deck-mounted chrome infrared tap for wash basin outlet applications, with the benefit of hygienic hands-free operation. The Water Regulations require that the flow rate of a tap does not exceed 3.6 litres per minute where basins have no plug.  The 3.5 litres per minute model therefore ensures that this hands-free infrared tap is compliant in such applications.

Robust design and build quality make Vectatap ideal for hard use environments where the less-abled or elderly may find it difficult to operate conventional taps. Vectatap includes an external solenoid valve which is activated by a presence-detection infrared sensor positioned in the lower tap body.

This tap is particularly useful where hygiene issues coupled with water and energy efficiency are paramount. Both the water flow run-on time and the sensor range between the tap and the user’s hands are fully adjustable The taps automatically switch off after 60 seconds of continuous flow, preventing any water wastage if there is attempted vandalism.

To prevent the potential build-up of stagnant water, which can create legionella bacteria growth, the tap incorporates a hygiene rinse option which operates 12 hours after the last use of the tap.

Power supply: Vectatap can be powered by either mains adaptor (1A fused spur required) or batteries, with both options included as standard. Also available as an optional extra is a Multi-Product Power Supply Unit (PSUC) which can provide power for up to 30 taps (only 1 fused spur required).

Additional customised settings are obtainable via a handheld remote control Infrared Configuration Unit (ICU) which is available as an optional extra. The remote controller enables rapid automatic configuration to the specific washroom dimensions and deactivation of the hygiene rinse function.

3.5 Litres per minute: The Water Regulations require that the flow rate of a tap does not exceed 3.6 litres per minute where basins have no plug. The Vectatap configured with a 3.5 litres per minute limit will ensure compliance in such applications.  This model of flow restrictor is non-aerated and thus suitable for high risk applications such as medical facilities and care homes, where the risk to users of legionella and other water-carried respiratory contracted viruses/bacteria is high.

Aerators/Nozzles: Vectatap infrared taps are supplied with interchangeable nozzle/aerators to allow the outlets to be configured to either a 3.5 or 5 litres per minute flow rate.

3.5 litres per minute is achieved with a Neoperl® Caché® Perlator® Honeycomb laminar nozzle:

  • Spray aerators are particularly suitable for low flow conditions and reducing water consumption in public areas
  • Non-aerated non-splashing laminar stream
  • Pressure compensating flow limited to 3.5 litres per minute

5 litres per minute utilises a high-tech Neoperl® Caché® Perlator® Honeycomb aerator:

  • Unique single piece outlet design inhibits limescale build-up
  • Integral anti-clogging dome screen filters sediment & particles
  • Patented design provides well-aerated, soft to touch splash-free stream

 

Dimensions
Vectatap 46mm W x 150mm H x 205mm D, Spray nozzle height above basin surface 130mm, Spray nozzle projection from tap body 110mm
Mounting requirements
Any horizontal surface up to 40mm in thickness, requires a hole of 32.5-36mm in diameter
Water supply
0.5 to 6 bar operating pressure
Sensor range
Up to 18cm
Run-on time
2 seconds
Power requirements
6V DC from 4 x alkaline AA (LR6) batteries or 6V DC regulated from mains adaptor (1A fused spur required)
Battery life
2 years in normal conditions with recommended batteries (a single red flashing of the LED indicates that the batteries are low and need to be replaced)
Control classification
Independent
Maximum load
2W 0.33A (6V DC)
EMC emissions
Tested at above load
Rated temperature range
0-40⁰C
Action classification
Type 1.Y
Pollution classification
Degree 1
Product Features
Hands-free basin outlet infrared tap, to save water, promote hygiene and reduce maintenance costs
Automatic shut-off (no drips or taps left running) to improve water and energy efficiency
Easy to use, so ideal for less-abled and elderly
Hygienic, to reduce risk of cross-contamination
3.5 litres per minute and 5 litres per minute flow rate options
Mains and battery powered options included
Robust vandal resistant design
Easy to fit in new installations or retrofits
Ensures compliance with the Water Regulations, WRAS approved

The flow of water from the taps is turned on when the user presents their hands to the infrared sensor which is located on the lower body of the Vectatap.

No contact is required. The sensor automatically activates the externally-sited solenoid valve. When the user’s hands are moved away the flow of water stops after a 2 second delay.

Here is a selection of documents, designed to ease specification and installation:

Installation Guide

Infrared Taps

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Specification Wordings

Cistermiser and Keraflo Product Ranges

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Specification Catalogue

Cistermiser

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Parts only warranty (no labour) for equipment purchased in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. Components of the unit which are proven to be faulty or defective in manufacture will be exchanged or repaired.

Warranty Period

1 Year from Date of Manufacture

Extended Warranty Period (available on Registration)

3 Years from Date of Installation

Extended Warranty Terms

To register and qualify for Extended Warranty cover, the Cistermiser product must be correctly installed with the Commissioning Checklist fully completed as itemised in the Installation Guide (included with the product), to demonstrate compliance with the product installation instructions.

Each Commissioning Checklist activity should be dated and additional warranty details provided to enable registration: product serial number, installation date, installation site address and the installer’s name and contact details.

Extended Warranty can be registered online (via the Warranty section of this website) or by completing and returning the Commissioning Checklist from the Installation Guide (included with the product) to this address: Cistermiser Ltd, Unit 1, Woodley Park Estate, 59-69 Reading Road, Woodley, Berkshire RG5 3AN.

Product FAQs

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Q
The installation is completed but there is no water coming out of the tap. What should I do?
A

Things to check:

  • The sensor is flashing red once a second.

Solution: This is likely due to low battery power. Change the batteries.
 

  • The sensor is not flashing at all when hands are in its sensing range. 

Solution: Probably due to no power. Check electrical connections and ensure power is supplying the sensor. If battery powered, replace batteries.
 

  • The sensor is flashing green once a second when hands are in the sensing range but there is still no water.

Solution: You need to check the water supply, make sure the supply is turned on and there is a good working pressure. The minimum dynamic pressure is 0.5 bar and the maximum dynamic or static pressure is 6 bar. Check the filter on the inlet to the solenoid valve for blockages.
 

  • The sensor may be covered.

Solution: The anti-vandal mode will have been triggered. The object / debris needs to be removed and the tap will resume normal functionality.

Q
The installation is completed but there is a continuous flow of water or dripping from the tap. How can I correct this?
A

Things to check:

  • The sensor is not flashing at all when hands are in its sensing range.

Solution: This is likely due to low battery power. Change the batteries – use a good brand.
 

  • Water is flowing even when no one is near the tap.

Solution: Check the water supply. Make sure the water pressure is not above the maximum dynamic pressure of 6 bar or below the minimum dynamic pressure of 0.5 bar. Ensure the arrow on the external solenoid valve is pointing in the direction of the water flow. Check for debris or scale in the diaphragm: isolate water supply to the valve and remove wires attached to the solenoid. Undo the 4 x screws and remove. This will give you access to the diaphragm (note orientation of diaphragm when re-installing), flush under cold water and visually inspect.  Re-install.  If the diaphragm has been damaged by debris, visually inspect and then call Cistermiser on 0118 969 1611 for further instructions.

Q
The installation is completed but the water flow has diminished from the tap. What can I do?
A

Things to check:

  • Is the sensor flashing green once a second when hands are in the sensing range?

Solution: Either the filter or aerator is blocked with scale or debris. Remove the aerator tap using the key supplied, clean and reinstall. Check all filters for debris and scale.

Q
The installation is completed but the water flow changes. It is fine to start and then diminishes immediately. Why is this happening?
A

Things to check:

  • Is the sensor flashing green once a second when hands are in the sensing range?

Solution: It’s either a TMV or water pressure issue. Check that the TMV is operating correctly and that the water pressures are suitable for TMVs installed.

Q
The installation is completed but the water is cold all the time. What should I do?
A

Things to check:

  • Is the sensor flashing green once a second when hands are in the sensing range?

Solution: It’s either a TMV or a hot water plumbing issue. Check that the TMV is setup correctly.  Hot water runs in building can sometimes be lengthy so there could be a short delay until hot water is dispensed from the tap.

Q
The installation is completed but the sensor is showing alarms. What should I do?
A

Things to check:

  • Is the sensor flashing double red flash?

Solution: This is likely to be faulty wiring or a faulty solenoid. Please check the wiring first.  If you think you have a faulty solenoid, then call Cistermiser for advice on 0118 969 1611.
 

  • Is the sensor flashing red once every second?

Solution: This will be due to low battery power. Change the batteries.
 

  • Is the sensor flashing red twice every three seconds?

Solution: This will be due to the sensor being covered or heavily scratched. Uncover the sensor or polish out the scratches.

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