Dyson Airblade vs. Xlerator Hand Dryer
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Dyson Airblade vs. Xlerator Hand Dryer

When it comes to drying hands, the Dyson Airblade and the Excel Dryer Xlerator are two names that have become extremely popular. With the Xlerator vs. the Dyson Airblade, there isn’t a clear winner. Each of these high speed hand dryers has its own unique features that make it a great product. Our goal is to simply inform the consumer of these features to aid in the process of buying a dryer for themselves or their establishment. While the Excel Dryer Xlerator hand dryer excels in its class, Dyson has a few unique models as the company is very innovative in designing products that provide solutions. First we’ll start with the Dyson Airblade AB14 which is an hands-in dryer, meaning the user will place their hands in and pull out as water is wiped away. This does so at speeds of up to 420 M.P.H. and dries hands in just 12 seconds! The Dyson Airblade AB14 is available in polycarbonate with colors in grey and white. Another new model by Dyson is the Airblade V HU02 (HU02 replaces the older AB12) which is a more traditional styled hand dryer but still very unique and innovative. Also ADA compliant with no need for a recessed install, the Dyson Airblade V reaches speeds up to 420 M.P.H. while drying hands in just 12 seconds and uses two HEPA filters to eliminate 99.97% of all bacteria in the air. The Airblade V is offered in sprayed nickel and white. Both the Airblade hands-in style and the Airblade V are equipped with HEPA filters that remove 99.97% of bacteria from the air used to dry your hands. The Airblade V’s design allows for two filters as the hands do not need to be rubbed together during drying. The hands-in style Airblade and the V are both very efficient while only costing from 39 to 43 dollars per year at 200 uses a day. The Dyson Airblade Tap will be available very shortly. The Airblade Tap (AB09, AB10, and AB11) will change restrooms by allowing the user to wash and dry hands right from the sink. The Dyson Airblades are all ADA compliant right out of the box which is helpful in most restroom situations. While each Dyson is a great option, the Xlerator is at the top of the list when it comes to high speed hand dryers. The affordable cost of the Xlerator coupled with its unquestioned success in satisfying the highest volumes of traffic in restrooms with many years of historical data to analyze, proves this hand dryer to still remain the heavy-weight champ, although many contenders are aiming for the title. The Xlerator with speeds of up to 300 M.P.H. has the ability to dry hands in just 10-15 seconds! Not only is it quick but also a money saver; it can be used a little over 2,000 times before it even costs 1 dollar. Being this efficient has also earned the title of being GreenSpec listed showing it’s a quality product for the environment. As for being ADA compliant, the option for a recess kit does exist and a HEPA filter kit can also be installed separately. Excel Dryer will be rolling out new models soon that will include adjustable sound and speed. Check with us at 888-50-DRYER as the technology is constantly changing in hand dryers. There is no shortage of color choice; buy the Xlerator in black, white, chrome, stainless steel, or textured graphite. Excel Dryer has recently designed the wall splash guard to fit under their Xlerator dryer to help keep the excess water off the wall. Each restroom is a unique situation. Call us at 888-503-7937 so we can understand your restroom requirements and suggest a hand dryer that will offer the best solution. The Dyson Airblade (AB14, HU02 V), and the Xlerator are all in stock at the lowest pricing from ProDryers, plus, always get free shipping to the contiguous 48 states. The Dyson Airblade and Xlerator will actually even ship to Alaska and Hawaii for free (2 day air). Call us at 888-50-Dryer regarding any more information on our products which includes over 2,500 restroom products! ProDryers is a master distributor of all major hand dryers.

With the Dyson Airblade vs. the Xlerator, you can compare and review the units with the chart provided below. But keep in mind, the comparison is with the standard Xlerator vs. the Dyson Airblade not the Xlerator ECO. The ECO version of the Xlerator uses no heating element just like the Airblade and allows more energy savings at just 500 watts opposed to the standard 1500. That makes the Xlerator ECO more energy efficient than the Airblade. Most of our customers choose the standard heated Xlerator which is compared below:

Dyson Airblade Information

Dyson
Airblade
AB14
Dyson
Airblade
V HU02
Dyson
Airblade
Tap
(AB09,
AB10,
AB11)
Dry Time 12 seconds 12 seconds 14 seconds
ADA
Compliance
Yes Yes Yes
Voltage 100-127 Volt,
200-240 Volt
100-127 Volt,
200-240 Volt
100-127 Volt,
200-240 Volt
Watts 1400 W 1400 W 1400 W
Amp 12 12 12
Cost
Estimate
$39 per year
200 uses
per day
$43 per year
200 uses
per day
$48 per year
200 uses
per day
Heating
Element
No No No
Country
of Origin
Malaysia Malaysia Malaysia
Warranty 5 Yr Parts
1 Yr
Limited Labor
5 Yr Parts
5 Yr Labor
5 Yr Parts
5 Yr Labor
Model #'s AB14-N
AB14-W
HU02-N
HU02-W
AB09 (short),
AB10 (long),
AB11 (wall)
Filter HEPA (2) HEPA HEPA
dB
(Sound)
80-85 85 85
IP Rating IPX5 IPX4 IPX5
Airspeed 420 MPH 420 MPH 420 MPH

XLERATOR® Information

Xlerator
Hand Dryer
Dry Time PCR Tested
as fast as
8 seconds
ADA
Compliance
w/ Recess Kit
Voltage 110-120 Volt,
208-277 Volt
Watts 1500 W XLERATOR,
500 W XLERATOReco
Amp 5.5-12.5 XLERATOR
depending on voltage,
2.2 - 4.5 XLERATOReco
Cost
Estimate
.50 or less
per 1,000 uses
Heating
Element
Yes (but also offers an
ECO version w/ no heat)
Country
of Origin
Made in USA Certified
Warranty 5 Yr Parts
(Guaranteed by ProDryers
for ProDryers Customers!)
Model #'s XL-BW (White BMC),
XL-W (WhiteAluminum),
XL-BL (Black),
XL-GR (Graphite),
XL-C (Chrome),
XL-SB (Stainless Steel)
Filter HEPA
Optional at time
of this review.
dB
(Sound)
77 to 82 dB

All of our units are
pre-installed with
the 1.1 noise
reduction nozzle.
IP Rating IPX3
Airspeed PCR Tested
as fast as 8 seconds
It's extremely fast.

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