Over 100,000 businesses use Quench bottleless water coolers, with many companies selecting the Q3 or Q12 models. Both share many features, being part of Quench’s Q-Series lineup of bottleless water coolers. Still, the Q3 is ideal for small offices, while the Q12 is more suitable for large workspaces.
Let’s highlight the key similarities and differences to help you determine which bottleless water cooler is right for your office.
Primary Differences Between the Q3 and Q12
The primary differences between the Q3 and Q12 Quench bottleless water coolers are the capacity, dispensing method, and water options. Reviewing the differences is important in selecting the appropriate water cooler for your office.
Capacity of the Q3 and Q12 Bottleless Water Coolers
The Quench Q-series has standard, high, and commercial-capacity bottleless water coolers. As a standard capacity bottleless water cooler, the Quench 3’s tank is large enough to accommodate up to 25 daily users. The Quench 12 is a commercial capacity cooler and can store six gallons of water. This is enough water to hydrate up to 100 daily users.
Both Quench bottleless water coolers provide hands-free dispensing, but the technology differs between models. The Q12 features a position-sensitive detector that allows users to pour water by hovering their hands in front of the sensor.
With sensors for hot and cold water, users easily choose their desired water temperature without touching the machine. The Q3 Quench bottleless water cooler uses paddles for hands-free dispensing.
This system is similar to beverage machines at fast food restaurants. Users press their drinkware against the paddles to dispense hot or cold water into their glasses.
People can dispense hot and cold electrolyte-enhanced quenchWATER+ when using Q3 and Q12 bottleless water coolers. Along with hot and cold, the Q12 also offers ambient water. Ambient water is at room temperature, which some people prefer.
Similarities Between the Q3 and Q12 Quench Bottleless Water Coolers
After exploring the differences between the two models, let’s examine their similarities. The Q3 and Q12 bottleless water coolers share the same configuration, filtration system, and sanitation method.
Bottleless water coolers are available in various configurations, the most common being freestanding and countertop units. The Q3 and Q12 are freestanding bottleless water coolers designed to be placed on the floor.
Freestanding units are ideal for businesses with ample floor space to set up the system. If you prefer a countertop unit, options are available in the Q-Series. The Q5, Q7, and Q8 models each have countertop configurations available.
All Q-Series Quench bottleless water coolers use a five-step water purification process before dispensing electrolyte-enhanced water. Each step plays an essential role in removing contaminants from the drinking water.
The filtration process begins by moving water through a sediment filter. This filter captures dirt and debris larger than 10 microns and removes them from the water supply.
Removing these contaminants is also necessary for the health of the system. These contaminants could clog up the system without a sediment filter, leading to repairs.
Next, the water passes through the pre-carbon filter, removing sediments larger than 5 microns. This filter traps debris that is too small for the eye to see.
The Q3 and Q12 bottleless water coolers use reverse osmosis to purify water. A reverse osmosis system consists of a semi-permeable membrane to filter out contaminants.
The system forces water through the membrane, trapping particles of .001 microns and larger. Reverse osmosis removes protozoa, bacteria, viruses, chemicals, and other contaminants.
Mineral+ Add-back Filter
Reverse osmosis removes contaminants and healthy, hydrating minerals. These Quench bottleless water coolers include a mineral+ add-back filter that infuses a combination of sodium, magnesium, and potassium into the water supply to ensure that each glass of water contains healthy minerals.
These bottleless water coolers store water in a tank so it will be ready to dispense. Before dispensing, the system moves the water through a polishing filter to eliminate any remaining bad tastes or odors.
It moves through the filter so quickly that people do not even realize there is one last step during the dispensing process.
LED UV Sanitation
The Quench 3 and Quench 12 bottleless water coolers feature LED UV sanitation technology as part of the purification process. UV light can eliminate approximately 99.99% of disease-causing viruses, fungi, and bacteria.
The system exposes the water to UV light while inside the tank, limiting exposure to users.
Get The Quench Bottleless Water Cooler You Need With Hawaiian Cool Water
Are you unsure of which Quench bottleless water cooler is right for your office? Hawaiian Cool Water helps businesses of all sizes find the appropriate hydration solutions. Contact Hawaiian Cool Water today to learn more about the Q-Series of bottleless water coolers.