electric shower cable size

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by bobmo, 7 Feb 2006.

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  1. bobmo

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    hi ...i have just bought a triton 8.5kw shower what cable size do i need ...i have 20meters of 6 mm will that do ..thanks
     
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    possibly.depends on how long it needs to be and how its installed (thru insulation etc)
     
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    If it's not already installed, i.e. if "i have 20meters of 6 mm" means that you have it in a coil and are considering using that, and not that you have an existing circuit of 20m of 6mm², then don't f*** about - install 10mm² from the outset as that will support a more powerful shower in the future.
     

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