Can you have a shaver socket in a bathroom?

Can you have a shaver socket in a bathroom?

Shaver sockets without transformers should not be used in a wet area such as a shower room or bathroom. Both types of shaver socket should be connected through an FCU or Fused Connection Unit, with the lowest fuse rating e.g. 3 amp.

Where can I put shaver socket in bathroom?

The use or installation of sockets is not allowed in bathrooms or shower rooms unless they can be fitted at least 3 metres from the bath or shower. The only exception to this is a shaver-supply unit.

Why do bathroom plugs say shavers only?

Usually, outlets that read “Shavers Only” means that there is not much electricity running to that outlet – enough for a shaver, and to recharge stuff, but usually anything drawing more electricity will cause the breaker to fail/blow as they are usually running low amps/watts.

Should a shaver socket buzz?

Depends on the type/brand. On some, the transformer is permanently energised and a small amount of power is used which creates the warmth you can feel. Others, have a switch or detector on the input and they are only energised when a device is plugged in.

Does shaver socket need isolator?

The shaver socket does not need an isolator. 2. The fan need to be of a low voltage type, the isolator and transformer are fitted outside the bathroom, the isolator is normally placed above the door and often the transformer in the loft.

How high should shaver sockets be?

450mm to 1200mm
The 450mm to 1200mm band is the generally accepted band to satisfy Part M. Or it is stated as ONE WAY of satisfying the requirements.

Why do shavers have 2 pin plugs?

Hence the 2 pin plug you find on the charging stands for electric toothbrushes and to power other things like electric shavers, which are most commonly used in the bathroom. These sockets are often known as ‘shaver sockets’ because this is what is commonly connected into them.

Why are shaver sockets safe?

The transformer of a shaver supply unit is an isolating transformer, intended to provide protection against electric shock by ‘electrical separation’. The transformer is of the short-circuit proof type (either inherently or noninherently).

Can I charge electric toothbrush from shaver socket?

If you do have a 2 pin shaver socket in your bathroom, then you should be able to begin charging your electric brush from the moment you get it. You won’t need any plug adapters.

How do shaver sockets work?

The mains supply from earth is isolated by a transformer in the shaver sockets. There are neutral and live pins in normal sockets. The live pine is able to give a potential relative to the neutral.

What voltage is a shaver socket?

A shaver socket-outlet conforming to BS 4573 has a restricted continuous current rating of 200 mA for use on voltages of 200 V to 250 V a.c. only. The shaver socket-outlet incorporates a current limiting device, other than a fuse, which may be of either the manually-resetting or the self-resetting type.

How tall should the shaver socket be from the sink?

300mm from the edge of the sink unit, ie drainer. You can site the shaver socket in Zone 2, which runs from the edge of the bath or shower cubicle to a distance of 600mm from the bath or shower cubicle, up to a height of 2.25m. If you would prefer to keep your shaver socket out of this area, by all means do.

Where do you place an electric shaver in a bathroom?

You should keep the receptacle at least 6 feet away from the edge of a bathtub or shower and at least 1 foot away from sinks. Avoid positioning a receptacle over the center of the sink, where cords hairdryers and electric shavers might hang down into the basin. Receptacles are best positioned a foot or so to the left or right of sink basins.

What do you call an outlet for a Shaver?

A shaver socket-outlet with a transformer is called a shaver supply unit. The term ‘shaver supply unit’ means: an accessory embodying a shaver transformer and one or more socket-outlets. A shaver supply unit complying with BS EN 61558-2-5 may be installed in zone 2 of a location containing a bath or shower (Regulation 701.512.3 refers).

Can a shaver socket be installed in a shower?

With this in mind the building regulations, the 17th Edition of the IEE Wiring Regulations and 18th Edition Wiring Regulations (Section 8.1, 18th edition on-site guide) all state specific “Zones” in which appliances such as shaver sockets can be installed, see image below. Zone 0 – the interior of the bath or shower which can hold water.