Design and Functions
The Zip Hydrotap Elite looks sleek and modern with its clean lines. The buttons match the design and are simple to operate, dispensing filtered boiling or chilled water with the press of a button.
When in boiling safety mode, touch the boiling button and the safety lock on the front of the tap with a second finger simultaneously to dispense boiling water. The boiling safety feature can be activated or deactivated at any time directly from the dispenser or from the touch screen panel on the under sink unit.
The tap has two warning lights on the top. These will flash for various reasons such as when your filter is due for changing, the water temperature is not right or there is a system fault. The unit underneath also has an LCD touch screen display. Giving you information such as filter usage, energy mode, sleep mode, safety lock, boiling and chilled temperatures, model number, system fault messages and event logs, and even a password security lock to prevent others changing your preferred system settings.
The chiller, boiler and filter is all compact within one unit and takes up minimal space under your bench for what it is. The under sink dimensions are H: 333mm x W: 280mm x D: 455mm.
The system is air cooled, so it can heat up within the cupboard and it's important there is adequate ventilation around the unit to ensure the system will operate correctly. It is recommended that 50mm air gap on each side of the unit is provided along with 300mm above it. It comes with a separate vent which is cut into the floor of the cupboard during installation (under the cupboard doors - you cannot see this when closed) that also allows for further ventilation.
You can choose an additional vent tray that the unit can be mounted on which lifts it up off the floor to provide further ventilation underneath. This is an additional accessory which can be purchased at any time and recommended to allow efficient operation and less wear and tear on your Zip Hydrotap Elite.