FRANKLIN PARK, Ill. – Sloan recently introduced a turbine powered option for its BASYS faucet line. The turbine technology generates hydroelectric power that can potentially extend faucet battery life up to 10 years.
To maximize design opportunities and minimize under-sink clutter, the turbine inside these new BASYS faucets has been miniaturized to fit inside the faucet spout itself. There are no unattractive components hanging beneath the sink or attached to the water supply stops. Installation is simple and the faucets use commonly available AA batteries. Spout styles that now have turbine power-harvesting capability include:
- BASYS high-spout style for healthcare and food service applications requiring room for scrubbing, vessel filling or to reach over an elevated basin
- BASYS mid-spout style for almost any commercial office, hospitality or retail application
- BASYS-low spout style for institutional, educational and high-traffic public facilities to reduce potential splashing with an integrated base option for vandalism resistance
Potential options include a side-mounted mixing valve for users to adjust temperature. In addition, a battery backup is standard to ensure optimal water delivery.