By Anneloes Docter. Kitchen Faucet. Published at Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 - 10:32:02 AM.
Fear 5. Electricity that powers the touch sensitivity in faucets is potentially dangerous. It is quite obvious that the touch feature is powered by electricity. Sometimes people ask whether the faucets need to be connected to the mains. They think it might be dangerous. Others mistrust the very idea of electricity and water being together in a faucet. In fact, the touch sensitive faucets are powered by a set of four or six 1.5 V batteries. The voltage reached by such a pack does not exceed 9 volts, which is considered safe voltage even by the strictest regulations.
Knowing that, you don't even have to dive deep into manuals and descriptions. It is enough to search for a particular faucet on your favorite online vendor site to see how others have rated it. Touch faucets without touch recognition cannot be considered quality products. If there are such for sale, they won't be able to earn positive feedback. Fear 3. Touch sensitive kitchen faucets are not suitable for families with young children. The benefits that touch sensitive faucets bring to families with young children can be somewhat counter intuitive. The most common reaction is fear that the faucet will be turned on and left running too often. But in real life, that is seldom the case. For a number of reasons, these faucets have turned out to be much more convenient for use in families with children than the non-sensitive ones.
When it comes to leaving the water running, just imagine how much easier it is for the children to turn the water off with just a touch than operating the handle to the off position. It is also a good deal of fun to turn the faucet off by touching it. So it's no wonder that the touch sensitive faucets are left running much less frequently. Fear 4. Pets can activate a touch sensitive faucet. If a cat touches your touch sensitive faucet, it will, most likely, be too long a contact for the faucet to turn on. A canary landing on the faucet won't activate it either. Well, how likely is a situation when your kitten would be sitting there and touching the faucet with its paw?
Of all the fixtures and appliances the kitchen faucet is probably the one we use the most. According to faucet manufacturer KWC, the average family uses the kitchen faucet more than 40 times a day. Whether it's hand washing, rinsing off dishes, filling a pasta pot or washing vegetables, the kitchen faucet gets a real workout every day. So when it's time to buy a new faucet you need to know how to choose one that will do it's job and will keep doing it for years to come. But, not to worry, this guide should take much of the fear and loathing out of selecting a new faucet.
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