Sahara Plus

Overview
An innovation in space and energy saving, the Billi Sahara Plus range delivers invigorating filtered boiling and ambient temperature filtered drinking water and provides hot water supply to a separate sink mixer. This eliminates the need for a separate hot water supply and is ideal for remote tea room areas. The Sahara Plus offers all the benefits of the Sahara range including elegant styling combined with cutting-edge technology and meets green building requirements, disability access and ergonomic design imperatives. Our Australian designed and made products are quite simply the world’s premium drinking water systems.

Superior Design
Our feature-rich Sahara Plus range is an extension of our Sahara boiling and ambient water products. This innovation from Billi has gained wide acceptance for commercial uses and offers exceptional design benefits:

  • capacities to suit every application, total of three different models
  • smallest underbench unit footprint
  • unprecedented boiling and ambient tap options
  • unprecedented mixer tap options
  • filtration options available to suit every application

Unprecedented Tap Options
Following collaboration with architects, designers, engineers and end users, Billi has created an exceptional new range of dispensers to suit our Boiling and Ambient systems. Comprising three different styles of tap and a corresponding drain font, this range ticks all the boxes with clean sophisticated style, advanced safety technology, ease of installation and designer finishes available. In addition we have a new pin lever mixer tap for the Sahara Plus or the option of a stylish gooseneck mixer.

Warranty
As with our other drinking water appliances, the entire Sahara Plus range is covered by a comprehensive 24 month warranty. As an Australian manufacturer we not only have close quality control but we are also uniquely positioned to offer exceptional after sales service.

Sahara Plus – Features
Dispenser Design
New designer options. Billi’s Boiling and Ambient dispensers are now available in an unprecedented range of options. We created the new dispenser technology after collaboration with designers, engineers

 

and end users. Consisting of three new tap styles and a corresponding font, the new range provides a clean but sophisticated look. The standard dispenser is now the new XL Levered in chrome finish and is complemented by a stylish pin lever mixer for the Sahara Plus. Explore the complete range of styles and finishes available in the Options and Accessories tab.

Safety switch
All our Boiling and Ambient dispensers come with an integrated safety switch. The red lock icon demonstrates when the safety switch is activated, simply press the switch to release the lock and allow full use of boiling water. The system will revert to safety mode after 8 seconds of non use.

Energy Saving
Hot water efficiency. The Sahara Plus systems offer exceptional energy saving benefits as they eliminate the need to have an additional hot water service in use to supply a sink mixer.

Stand-by mode
All Sahara Plus systems include an energy saving standby mode that can be selected to activate after a preset time of non use, enabling partial power down to conserve power.

Underbench Technology
Space saving
With a design focus on space saving our Sahara Plus systems are often half the size of comparative underbench products, and set the standard for space saving at an amazing 180mm wide.. In addition the Sahara Plus eliminates the need for a separate hot water service, representing a further space saving.

No cupboard Ventilation
No cupboard ventilation grilles or fans are required for our standard Sahara Plus range. This leaves your kitchen cabinets looking much cleaner and also allows for easier and simpler installation.

Premium filtration
Billi’s premium filters ensure that health threatening pollutants and impurities such as sediment, chemicals, heavy metals and pesticides are removed leaving you with refreshingly clean drinking water, every time. Our filter cartridges are exceptionally easy to change and can be ordered online or through your local approved supplier.

 
Sahara Plus - Specifications
Model Sahara Plus 320 Sahara Plus 360 Sahara Plus 3120
Product Code 943025 943065 943125
Suggested No. of Persons 20 60 120
Boiling water delivery (cups per hour) 100 180 250
Ambient water delivery (cups per hour) Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Heating element (kW) 1.6 2.2 3.3
Current draw (Amps) 10 10 15
Underbench Height (mm) 340 340 340
Underbench Width (mm) 180 180 180
Underbench Depth (mm) 460 460 460

Sahara Plus - Downloads
 
Sahara Plus - Options & Accessories

Style of dispenser
Choose a dispenser from our standard XL Levered, the innovative XT Touch version which has no levers and a clean style with all operation via a touch pad at the top of the tap or the XR remote which has a separate control pad which can be mounted nearby the tap for greater design flexibility. All versions are available with the complete Boiling and Chilled range.

Integrated drain font
If the dispenser is to be mounted away from a sink, choose our XI Font. The ultimate in modern clean styling, it can be either surface mounted or recessed into the bench top for a completely flush mounting. The font comes complete with a dispenser riser to ensure sufficient clearance.

Choice of Finish
XL dispenser available in Matte White, Matte Black, Gloss White, Gloss Black, Grape, French Blue, Red, Gold, Lime Green, Weathered Bronze, Rose Gold, Chrome and Brushed. XT dispenser available in all finishes. XR available in Chrome. Risers available in all colours and finishes.

Mixer Taps
Choose a mixer tap for the Sahara Plus from the standard pin lever style or the stylish gooseneck option. Mixer taps available in all finishes.

Water cooled or air cooled
Select our standard water cooled or nominate air cooled if preferred. If choosing air cooled don’t forget to allow for a ventilation grille, which we also have available.

Premium filtration
Unless specified, the standard filtration in the Sahara Plus is 5 micron, which provides a high level of water quality whilst maintaining reasonable filter life. We also offer sub micron and premium sub micron filtration for even greater water purity and these filtration options are available with our units when originally supplied.

Sahara Plus - FAQS

Absolutely. In fact your dispenser can be installed up to 2.0m from its undersink water filter. Remember, there will be a boiling water delay with a long extension.

You will save space with Sahara Plus, because it comes with a sink mixer tap and supplies its own hot water.  This will eliminate the need for a separate hot water service, thereby creating extra space.

No. The Sahara Plus comes as a complete kit including a sink mixer. It is a special type of mixer to allow it to function with the underbench system, we do however offer a couple of different mixer design options.

We recommend a new filter at least every 6-12 months, depending on usage and water quality.

Yes.  You should always use the correct filter for your water system.

Yes. As filters catch contaminants, they become soiled.  Billi undersink water systems use mains pressure, so reduced chilled water flow indicates you should change filters.

The indicator lights tell you what’s going on. Flashing red means boiling water hasn’t reached 99°C yet.  The light will glow solid when this happens.

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The heating element may have blown or overloaded.  Call an authorised Billi agent to repair your undersink water system.

Contaminants collected in your undersink filter become concentrated when filters reach the end of their life and can affect water taste. Ensure that the filter is replaced at least every 12 months or 6,000 litres.

The heating element may have blown or overloaded.  Call an authorised Billi agent to repair your undersink water system.

Contaminants collected in your undersink filter become concentrated when filters reach the end of their life and can affect water taste. Ensure that the filter is replaced at least every 12 months or 6,000 litres.

If the Billi dispenser lights are illuminated, your Sahara Plus water system is on.