• Powerful and effective hand dryer with a dry time of 10 seconds (manufacturer stated)
  • Energy efficient with a rated power 1.6kW; equating to 4.44W per dry costing around 53p per 1000 dries.
  • Extremely slim unit, just 10cm deep! – dimensions are H394 x W234 x D100mm
  • Comes with a long life 5 year guarantee
  • Unique ‘V’ shaped design which dry’s each hand independently from the other
  • Easy to install - can be mounted or removed from the wall quickly and easily thanks to its innovative back plate
  • Utilisers HEPA filtered airflow as an extra hygienic feature as well as an antimicrobial coating.
  • Made to last - Anti-tamper M4 Pin-Hex screws and extra thick polycarbonate casing as standard. This is the same material used in riot shields!
  • Copes excellently with high foot fall (over 500 uses per day) and is certainly built to last
  • CE Fully harmonised EMC, EMF and LVD approved
  • Available in Nickel or white finishes
  • IP24
White
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Performance Rating

  • Energy Consumption

    This rating is based on the watts per dry of the hand dryer which is derived from the rated power and the time taken to dry the hands. We have used the figures based on either the manufacturer’s dry time, if yet to be in house tested or based on the in house testing dry time we have conducted. This will also be based on the most energy efficient setting, if the hand dryer is adjustable for speed and/or heat.

    Watts per dry:

    • 0 – 1.99W = star rating 5
    • 2 – 2.99W = star rating 4.5
    • 3 – 3.99W = star rating 4
    • 4 – 4.99W = star rating 3.5
    • 5 – 5.99W = star rating 3
    • 6 – 6.99W = star rating 2.5
    • 7 – 7.99W = star rating 2
    • 8 – 8.99W = star rating 1.5
    • 9 – 9.99W = star rating 1
    • 10W and above = star rating 0.5
    3.5 out of 5
  • Quiet Sound Level

    This rating is based on the manufacturers stated sound level, usually at 1m. Please see the section titled "how quiet is the." for more information and independent test results, which give a more accurate noise decibel level. These ratings will also be based on the low noise setting, if the hand dryer is adjustable for speed. Therefore at full speed the hand dryer may not be quiet, however it may be adjustable to become quiet if this is required.

    Decibels (dB):

    • Up to 68dB = star rating 5
    • 69 – 70dB = star rating 4.5
    • 71 – 72dB = star rating 4
    • 73 – 74dB = star rating 3.5
    • 75 – 76dB = star rating 3
    • 77 – 78dB = star rating 2.5
    • 79 – 80dB = star rating 2
    • 81 – 82dB = star rating 1.5
    • 83 – 84dB = star rating 1
    0.5 out of 5
  • Life Expectancy

    This rating is based on the number of motor life cycles (number of uses) the hand dryer, in theory, will last for. This is based on the motor life expectancy given to us in hours, from the manufacturer.

    The number of cycles (uses) has been calculated as follows:

    (Number of seconds in the hour / seconds per dry) x motor life hours

    For a more individualised longevity calculation based on your own usage numbers please use the life expectancy calculator on each product page.

    Number of motor life cycles:

    • 1,000,000 and over = star rating 5
    • 800,000 – 999,999 = star rating 4.5
    • 600,000 – 799,999 = star rating 4
    • 400,000 – 599,999 = star rating 3.5
    • 200,000 – 399,999 = star rating 3
    • 100,000 – 199,999 = star rating 2.5
    • 80,000 – 99,999 = star rating 2
    • 60,000 – 79,999 = star rating 1.5
    • 40,000 – 59,999 = star rating 1
    • 39,999 and under = star rating 0.5
    3.0 out of 5
  • High Speed

    These ratings are based on the in house testing we have conducted regarding dry times. They show realistic comparisons of what to expect from each hand dryer. Please note that the manufacturer stated dry time is not always accurate when compared to the hand dryer being used in realistic conditions. The ratings are based on the hand dryer being placed at its high speed setting if it can be manually adjusted.

    Dry Speed (seconds):

    • 10 – 11 seconds = star rating 5
    • 12 – 13 seconds = star rating 4.5
    • 14 – 15 seconds = star rating 4
    • 16 – 17 seconds = star rating 3.5
    • 18 – 19 seconds = star rating 3
    • 20 – 21 seconds = star rating 2.5
    • 22 – 23 seconds = star rating 2
    • 24 – 25 seconds = star rating 1.5
    • 26 – 27 seconds = star rating 1
    • Over 28 seconds = star rating 0.5
    5.0 out of 5
  • Enhanced Hygiene

    Hand dryers are a hygienic method of drying the hands. The better the dry, the less the risk of carrying germs on wet hands. Some hand dryers however have gone that little bit further to enhance the hygienic aspects of the hand dryer. These ratings are based on these extra factors that have been added to aid the hygienic properties. These ratings are based on an added together scoring system where the higher the rating the more enhanced the hygienic properties of the hand dryer. Cold Plasma Clean (CPC) is the most advanced hygienic property on the market and scores a maximum of 5 stars.

    Enhanced Hygienic properties:

    • Cold Plasm Clean Technology = score 5 
    • Fast dry (<15secs) = score 0.5
    • Touch Free = score 0.5
    • Heat Sanitation = score 0.5
    • UV-C cleaning = score 0.5
    • HEPA filter = score 1.5
    • Anti Bacterial Coating = score 0.5
    • General filter = score 0.5
    • Ioniser = score 0.5
    3.0 out of 5
  • Vandal Resistance

    Some hand dryers would not be suitable for some locations where abuse may be likely such as a train station or night club. However the same hand dryer would be suitable for an office or school location. These ratings are based on an added together scoring system where the higher the rating, the more suitable we would recommend for areas where abuse may be likely.

    Vandal Resistance score

    • Compact size = score 0.5              
    • Decreased blockage potential = score 0.5
    • Additional Backplate/ fixings strength = score 1
    • Anti-vandal extras = score 1
    • Metal / ABS = score 1    
    • Cover thickness 1.5mm or more = score 0.5        
    • No leverage points (design) = score 0.5
    4.0 out of 5

Description

*** This version is now discontinued by Dyson***. This has been replaced by the HU02. View the new improved Dyson V HU02 by clicking here. This new version is 35% quieter compared to the AB08 and has a lower energy consumption, as it runs off just 1kW rated power, whilst maintaining its high speed performance. It still has its extra hygienic properties of glass fibre and fleece prelayer HEPA filter and antibacterial coating.  View the HU02 by clicking here

The Dyson Airblade V AB08 (Also known as the Dyson Airblade V AB12) is a ‘hands under’ high speed hand dryer that incorporates the world’s smallest 1.6kw digital motor allowing it to be highly powerful yet very slim-line at just over 10cm (4inches) in depth. Both hands are dried separately by a V-shaped blade of air, which provides a comprehensive and fast dry time of just 10 seconds. Dyson have tested this unit based on the National Sanitation Foundation's Protocol P335 (NSF P335) showing that it really does have one of the fastest dry times in the world and includes a HEPA filter for added hygienic properties.

With its anti-vandal features, quick dry times and long lasting potential, this unit is suitable for most locations.  However it can be a little on the noisy side 85 dB(A) which may need to be a consideration if installing in a wash room next to noise sensitive areas such as a conference room, classroom  or office.  We would recommend that these hand dryers can withstand extremely high levels of traffic (above 500 users per day).

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. There are only three moving parts, so there are no slip rings or carbon brushes to wear down.

This comes in a choice of nickel or white polycarbonate finish.  They are British designed and manufactured in Malaysia.

RIBA Architect classification N13-472 hand driers/hand dryers

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Applications: Public Attractions, Public Toilet, Sports Stadium, Airports, Heavy use (301 to 500 uses per day), limited space washrooms, Retail Outlet


How easy is the Dyson Airblade V AB08 / AB12 to install?

Please note, you will need to make sure you have fuse spurs installed which are suitable for hand dryers.

The Dyson Airblade V AB08 / AB12 hand dryer has our install rating of:

* 1 *

1 = Easy, simple installation with no complicated considerations
2 = Easy, simple installation with a few considerations
3 = Moderately complex installation, with some considerations
4 = Slightly difficult, possibly complex installation with some complicated considerations
5 = Difficult, complex installation with complicated considerations

Can be mounted or removed from the wall quickly and easily thanks to its innovative back plate

Please click hereto view the installation manual for the Dyson Airblade V AB08 / AB12 hand dryer

Please note, our ratings above are our own for ease of comparison and are based on the assumption that a qualified electrician will be installing the hand dryer. We always recommend that a person of this calibre is commissioned to install for correct installation and health and safety requirements.

For more information regarding our install service please click here

Not what you were looking for from a hand dryer? Have a look at our Intelligent Search Tool for a more personalised selection by clicking here

What is the life expectancy of the Dyson Airblade V AB08 / AB12?

So how long will this dryer last?

Hand dryers can have 2 types of motor which are:

  • A digital brushless motor
  • A universal brush motor

In theory, universal brush motors do not last as long as digital brushless motors and require the brushes to be changed periodically.  They also vary in their lifespan.  Digital motors however do cost more to repair should they fail at any point.  There are variations in the lifespans of both universal brushed motors and digital motors.

The best way to choose what is right for you is to look at your facility and the amount of use each hand dryer is expected to get.  This way it can be determined if a brushed motor hand dryer would be most suitable for you or whether investing in a digital brushless motor would be more cost effective.

Type of motor in the Dyson Airblade V AB08 / AB12 Hand Dryer

A digital brushless motor

Lifetime of brushes before needing replacing (if applicable)

Continuous Hours*

Cycles (dries)*

n/a

n/a

Lifetime of the motor

Continuous Hours*

Cycles (dries)*

1500

540000

* Please note: the above is for guidance only based on generalised information relating to standard figures; each location and type of usage will effect each factor.  With all high speed brush motors, they will last longer if the dust around moving parts is removed periodically.

Based on the above information we would recommend this hand dryer to be situated in bathrooms with the following daily uses: (see recommendations with 'y') (non recommendations with 'n')

Low Traffic

Light Traffic

Medium Traffic

Heavy Traffic

Extreme Traffic

<50

daily uses

51 – 100

daily uses

101 – 300

daily uses

301 – 500

daily uses

501>

daily uses

 Y

 Y

 Y

 Y

 Y

To work out the annual life expectancy in your facility for the Dyson Airblade V AB08 / AB12 hand dryer click here

To view our full range of long life expectancy hand dryers please click here

Not what you were looking for from a hand dryer? Have a look at our Intelligent Search Tool for a more personalised selection by clicking here.

How vandal resistant is the Dyson Airblade V AB08 / AB12?

Depending upon the location, hand dryers can be damaged through vandalism. This includes being leveraged off the wall, damaging the outer casing and putting foreign objects into the openings. Locations this is likely to occur include pubs, nightclubs, transport facilities such as train stations, schools, stadiums, arenas and unattended public toilets to name a few.

The Dyson Airblade V AB08 / AB12 hand dryer has the following features to help reduce vandalism:

  • Compact Size
  • No areas for blockage potential
  • Anti-tamper M4 Pin-Hex screw
  • Polycarbonate casing
  • It’s shape means it is hard to get a grip on the unit to be pulled off the wall

To view our full range of hand dryers with enhanced anti vandal features please click here

Not what you were looking for from a hand dryer? Have a look at our Intelligent Search Tool for a more personalised selection by clicking here

How suitable is the Dyson Airblade V AB08 / AB12 for disabled users?

There are a few points to consider when choosing a hand dryer with disabled users in mind.  These include:

  • Wheelchair access with regard to users being able to position their hands correctly
  • The amount of moisture that will be left on the floor after drying if units are to be used by people physically impaired
  • The noise level of some high speed hand dryers may be too loud for some users, such as users with autism, multiple sclerosis etc

Disabled areas often double up as baby changing facilities, so considerations include leaving extra space for double buggies, noise levels for children etc.

We would say that the Dyson Airblade V AB08 / AB12 is not really suited for disabled users due to its loud noise levels and no water catchment area so excess water drips on the floor.  Although this does have a “hands under” operation which aids hand positioning if this is an issue.

To view our full range of hand dryers with suitable properties for disabled users please click here

Not what you were looking for from a hand dryer? Have a look at our Intelligent Search Tool for a more personalised selection by clicking here

What’s our expert view and brand comparison of the Dyson Airblade V AB08 / AB12 hand dryer? (Buyers guide)

The Airblade V AB08 / AB12 is a robust and high performing unit, suitable for most locations. We do not recommend the product where noise can be an issue or you wish to maximise energy savings.

The Airblade V AB08 / AB12 is effective, if not the most effective hands under dryer on the market. It certainly provides a more comprehensive 10 second dry than the well-known Xlerator hand dryer. The reason is that the blade airflow of the Airblade V pushes water off rather than indiscriminately blowing around the hands as the Xlerator does and both hands can be dried independently. Where the Airblade V falls down against the Xlerator is in the looks department, it’s more compact but certainly not attractively shaped.

Other hand dryers to look at in this category include the TurboForce, the G-Force, the Airforce and the Stealthforce.  Depending upon your needs these may represent better overall value when you consider energy efficiency, purchase price and decibel levels.

Some of the places this hand dryer has been installed include: 

  • Moto service stations
  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Not what you were looking for from a hand dryer? Have a look at our Intelligent Search Tool for a more personalised selection by clicking here

What extra hygiene aspects does the Dyson Airblade V AB08 / AB12 have?

Washing hands correctly is the best way to ensure high levels of hand hygiene.  Making sure hands are completely dry is the next important aspect of hand hygiene.

Most modern hand dryers have standard hygienic properties such as fast dry times and touch free sensors to activate. However for added peace of mind some models have enhanced hygienic properties.

The extra hygiene aspects this hand dryer has are:

  • Dry time under 15 seconds
  • Touch Free Activation
  • HEPA filter, to clean the air of dust and bacteria before it gets blown onto the hands
  • Antibacterial coating to fascia to help prevent the growth of bacteria

To view our full range of hand dryers with extra hygienic properties please click here – this includes our eXtremeAir CPC model with Cold Plasma technology.

Not what you were looking for from a hand dryer? Have a look at our Intelligent Search Tool for a more personalised selection by clicking here

How quiet is the Dyson Airblade V AB08 / AB12?

Manufacturers typically measure sound levels in terms of decibels dB(A) @ a 1 metre distance in a sound proof chamber. This measurement does not take into account the increase in noise when hands are positioned under/in the dryer or when the sound bounces off walls. Where possible we supply manufacturer's stated dB(A), and 2 independent tests which are more reflective of 'real conditions’.

Manufacturer stated

85 dB(A)

Hands under in an anechoic chamber (sound proof)

N/A dB(A)

Hands under in a normal room*

N/A dB(A)

*represents maximum “real life” volume

Equivalent Examples:
Normal Conversation                      50 - 70dB(A)
Vacuum Cleaner                             70dB(A)
Busy Traffic / Alarm clock               80dB(A)
Lawn Mower / Chainsaw                 90dB(A)
*various internet sources

Please click here to read our guide to help understand what the perceived decibel level above would be equivalent to.

The Dyson Airblade V AB08 / AB12 is certainly not the quietest on the market as you would expect from a hand dryer with such good drying performance.  The motor needs to be spinning fast to create a powerful airflow.

It is worth noting that if your noise concern relates to the noise carrying into different areas of the building then pitch will be just as relevant as sound output (loudness). Higher frequency pitches will not travel through walls as easily as low frequency pitches for example. Please contact usdirectly to discuss your specific need.

To view our full range of quiet hand dryers please click here

Not what you were looking for from a hand dryer? Have a look at our Intelligent Search Tool for a more personalised selection by clicking here.

How fast does the Dyson Airblade V AB08 / AB12 dry your hands?

In our experience, the dry time stated by the manufacturer is not always the same in reality when used by the consumer. As experts in our field we like to show the types of variations we have found from independent testing and in house testing so that you have all relevant information before you purchase.

Dyson Airblade V AB08 / AB12

Dry Speed

Stated by Manufacturer*

10 Seconds

Independent testing+

N/A

In house testing#

N/A

* As stated by the manufacturer using their own testing procedures
+ Please ask for more information
# Conducted using our own in house testing protocols (visual demonstration in “real use” as opposed to scientific protocols)

Dyson tested their unit based on the National Sanitation Foundation's Protocol P335 (NSF P335).

It is impossible to argue with the power of an Airblade. The motor spins at an incredible 90,000 times a minute. This produces a velocity force of 430 mph that scrapes moisture from hands.

To view our full range of fast drying hand dryers please click here

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How Energy Efficient is the Dyson Airblade V AB08 / AB12?

The energy efficiency of a hand dryer is derived by dividing the rated power by the dry speed. Ultimately what is important is how many watt-hours per dry are used.

Dyson Airblade V AB08 / AB12

Rated Power

Watt-hours per Dry

Stated by Manufacturer*

1.6kW

4.44Wh

Independent testing+

N/A

N/A

In house testing#

N/A

N/A

* As stated by the manufacturer using their own testing procedures
+ Please ask for more information
# Conducted using our own in house testing protocols (visual demonstration in “real use” as opposed to scientific protocols)

For comparison, a standard conventional hand dryer users around 25 – 30Wh per dry.

The above manufacturers rating is based on their reported dry time of 10 seconds.  As you will see, this shows an energy efficient dry time when compared to a standard conventional hand dryer.

To view our full range of our low energy hand dryers please click here.

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Carbon emissions produced by the Dyson Airblade V AB08 / AB12

We are passionate about helping others reduce carbon emissions, which in turn will help slow down the negative effects of global warming.  For more information about carbon emissions and the environment click here.

The following table shows the approx. amount of carbon emissions produced to complete 1000 dries

Dyson Airblade V AB08 / AB12

2.4 Kg/CO2 per 1000 dries

Paper Towels*

22.5 Kg/CO2 per 1000 dries

Standard warm air hand dryer+

13.5 Kg/CO2 per 1000 dries

*Based on using 3 towels per dry
+Standard warm air hand dryer use approx 25 watts per dry

Paper towels are based on 22.5gms/Co2 per dry and standard warm air hand dryers are based on Carbon Trusts measurement of 1 kw = 0.54 kg/Co2.

To work out the annual running costs and carbon emissions in your facility for the Dyson Airblade V AB08 / AB12 hand dryer click here – this will also show you how many virgin trees you will be saving by using this hand dryer compared to paper towels.

The figures above are based on the manufacturers stated dry times of 10 seconds.  As you will see this is a very low carbon production when compared to paper towels or a standard warm air hand dryer.

The Dyson Airblade V AB08 / AB12 has a fully documented carbon footprint. Every component is recyclable so there’s little waste to dispose of at the end of its life.  The product is on the governments ETL list for energy efficient products that qualify for tax breaks.

We are seriously committed, as a Carbon Trust accredited supplier, to provide you with the most eco-friendly hand dryers available. Please click here to see more about what we do to help improve the environment and reduce carbon emissions

Not what you were looking for from a hand dryer? Have a look at our Intelligent Search Tool for a more personalised selection by clicking here.

What are the operating costs of the Dyson Airblade V AB08 / AB12?

So how much will it cost you to run this hand dryer?

The below figures are per 1000 dries, please see below regarding how to calculate a more personalised annual cost for you

Dyson Airblade V AB08 / AB12*

£0.53

Paper Towels+

£12.50

Standard warm air hand dryer*#

£3

*Based on 12p per kW of electricity unit cost
+Based on 2.5 towels used per dry
#Standard warm air hand dryer use approx 25 watts per dry

Based on a 12p per kW of electricity unit cost, we would anticipate the Dyson Airblade V hand dryer would cost approximately £0.000533 per average drying cycle.  These and the above figures are based on the manufacturers stated dry times.

To work out the annual running costs and carbon emissions in your facility for the Dyson Airblade V AB08 / AB12 hand dryer click here – this will also show you annual savings made against putting paper towels, roller towels and standard warm air hand dryers into your facility.

Not what you were looking for from a hand dryer? Have a look at our Intelligent Search Tool for a more personalised selection by clicking here

Does it actually do what the manufacturer states? Independent testing information

At Intelligent Hand Dryers UK, our ethos is to bring you as much open, honest and reliable information as possible so you can make the most suitable and informed purchase.

We endeavour to include independently obtained results and in house testing, as well as manufacturer's specifications. This gives a true reflection of dry time performance, noise and energy efficiency of each hand dryer.

Noise level testing was conducted at the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and a leading independent testing facility.

We also provide in house video testing to demonstrate dry performance. This gives a visual demonstration in “real use” as opposed to using methodical scientific protocols.  The approximate dry time using this method was set when no spots of water could be seen on a paper towel after drying the hands.  This is over and above what is required to be classed as a “hygienic dry” which requires 95% of the hands to be dry after using the dryer.

Need more information or advice? Please contact us by clicking here where one of our dedicated experts will be able to assist you in whichever way you need.

Energy Consumption Electrical Supply Voltage 220-253 Volts
Electrical Supply Frequency 50 Hz
Standby Power Consumption <0.5 Watts
Performance Expected Motor Life 1500 Hours
Dry Time (max setting) 10 Seconds
Dry Time Notes Manufacturer stated - as yet not independently tested to verify
Digital Brushless Motor
Motor Speed (max setting) 90000 RPM
Air Speed (max setting) 430 MPH
Air Volume (max setting) 63.57 CFM
Operating Temperature Range 0-40 °C
Heater Element Power N/A Watts
Motor Cutoff Time 30 Seconds
Rated Power Rated Power (max settings) 1600 Watts
Energy Per Dry (max setting) 4.44 Watt-hours (Wh)
Energy Per Dry Notes Based on manufacturer stated dry times
Noise Operating Sound Level (max setting) 85 (manufacturer stated) dB
Sound Level Notes As yet this has not been independently tested to verify dB
Guarantee 5 Years
Construction Materials Polycarbonate ABS casing
Net Weight 2.8 kg
Packed Weight 4 kg
Finishes White ABS
Other Finishes Nickel
Electrical & Safety IP rating IP24
Dimensions Product Height 394 mm
Product Width 234 mm
Product Depth 100 mm
Packaging Height 455 mm
Packaging Width 274 mm
Packaging Depth 145 mm
Mounting Instructions Men 1324 mm
Women 1289 mm
Children 4-7 Years 952 mm
Children 7-10 Years 1052 mm
Children 10-13 Years 1132 mm
Children 13-17 Years 1074 mm
Disabled 1074 mm
Certification CE
Other Fully harmonised EMC, EMF and LVD
Replaceable Features HEPA Filter
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Here is a list of spares and accessories available for the Dyson Airblade V Hand Dryer.

If you do not see the specific part you are looking for, please contact us.

  Spare Part or Accessory Part Code Link to Product
Dyson Airblade Drip Tray HDS-DPW Please click here
Dyson Airblade Wall Guard HDS-DSBWV Please click here
Feefo Independant Reviews
90% Customer Satisfaction
4.5 out of 5
16-Aug-2015 Dyson Airblade V Blade Hand Dryer AB08 / AB12 (white)

Service rating :Fast delivery and good prices.
Product : The product does as advertised - so far it works well in the workshop.