They should work with just about any standard shank, but they are a pain to compress and install at their full length. I cut about 3/4" off mine to lessen the force needed to pull the tap handle, and I may cut a bit more off next time I take my faucets off for cleaning.
I like the piece of mind with having springs on my taps at home. I don't trust my cats not to jump up and dump several gallons on the dining room floor.
I want to get a few more springs for my faucets that go to parties and events. We had a wedding a few weeks ago and someone left a tap open and dumped 1-2 gallons of beer all over the floor until we caught it.