The mixer lever can be adjusted to set the maximum temperature allowed through the tap. A great safety feature but also allows for control of energy savings.
Being WRAS approved it demonstrates compliance with the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations or Scottish Byelaws which require that a water fitting should not cause waste, misuse, undue consumption or contamination of the water supply and must be ‘of an appropriate quality and standard.
It’s suitable for a host of locations due to the flexibility of a minimum and maximum water pressure range between 1bar and 10bar, however for peak performance it’s recommended water pressure is 3 bar.
For enhanced sanitary purposes, an automatic hygiene flush comes as default. This can be switched on or off. It activates after 24h of non-use with a flow running for 30 seconds after this inactive period to flush out any stagnant water. The settings of the hygienic flush, such as the activation period after non-use (hours) and the flow duration (seconds) can be customised via an optional extra remote control.
To prevent vandalism and misuse, the tap has an automatic shutdown after continuous sensor activation, which is 60 seconds as standard.
Franke F3E-Mix F3EM1001 is a WRAS approved electronic pillar-tab self-closing mixer tap with high polished chromium-plated brass finish. It includes an opto-electronic sensor, deck mounted using a taphole type. The spout has a 100 mm projection into the washbasin area. Battery operated using supplied 6V lithium CR-P2 with casing located under the washbasin and connected to the bottom of the product. Recommended water pressure is 3 bar (1 – 10 bar range) giving an aerated flow rate of 6lpm. Internal diameter of pipe is DN15 with a connector size of G3-8. Protective shutdown included with a continuous flow time of 60 seconds. Default automatic hygiene flushing which will activate after 24 hours of non-use. Further parameters can be set and data gathering can be achieved via an optional extra remote control.