Infrared Sensor Faucet
Infrared sensor faucets use sensors to sense the presence of an object in front of the faucet. These employ infrared technology that senses the presence of an object and not the movement.
Infrared (IR) water faucets can significantly increase the style level in a luxurious bathroom. Nowadays, IR faucets are now used in hospitals and other areas with industrial or public sanitary installations. Traditional water faucets can be a reason to spread bacteria and viruses, as many different people are constantly touching these.
An IR water faucet consists of four key components: IR sensor module, solenoid valve, control box, and power source. Although there are variations, essential elements, each with a distinct function, constitute an IR water faucet once connected.
IR water faucets use presence sensors to sense the presence of an object in front of the faucet. These employ active IR technology that senses the presence of an object
IR sensor is like a tiny lens visible on the faucet.The sensor module consists of two parts:Transmitter and receiver.The transmitter continuously emits light to scan objects in front of the faucet.When a hand enters within range, reflect IR light. The receiver is a photodiode that recognizes an open valve for water.
A solenoid valve starts and stops the water flow when the DC supply holds a plunger at its open or closed position.IR faucets also use pulse-type solenoid valves.
The control box is like a hub-mounted underneath the sink as part of a typical IR water faucet installation process. The water-proof box accommodates almost all required components except the IR sensor module.It includes a solenoid valve and power supply. A battery can power most control hubs, and others are by mains via external AC-DC power adapters.