The Dyson Airblade AB12 is a smaller, slim ADA-compliant (4 inch protrusion) hand dryer that utilizes the same Airblade technology. Utilizing the new V4 Dyson Digital Motor, it still has the same 12 second dry time and HEPA filtration of the Airblade line. The unit comes in both white and sprayed nickel.
Cover: Sprayed Nickel ABS Polycarbonate with anti-microbials are integrated into the paint (for sprayed nickel). Also comes in White.
Electrical: 110/120v (12.5 amps, 1400 watts).
Manufacturer's Dry Time: 12 seconds as measured by NSF Protocol 335
Warranty: 5 year limited warranty on parts and labor
How it works: The unit relies on the 92,000 rpm V4 Dyson Digital Motor (DDM), which enables it to pull air through a hospital-grade HEPA filter that removes over 99.97% of the bacteria and particulate in the air prior to blowing it on your hands. The filter is a long life filter that is covered by the 5 year warranty and should rarely need changing. With no heating and proven 12 seconds hand dry at 1400 watts, it uses up to 80% less energy than most warm air hand dryers.
Endorsements & Accreditations
Certified Hygienic by NSF: If a hand dryer doesn't have this logo on it, it's not certified hygienic by the NSF and has not passed NSF Protocol P335.
The only hand dryer awarded the Carbon Reduction Label: Working with the Carbon Trust Dyson has calculated the carbon footprint of the Dyson Airblade hand dryer and is committed to reducing it further by 2012.