Power limits from a shaver socket

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by cplawson, 17 Jan 2007.

This topic originated from the How to page called Installing a Shaver Socket.

  1. cplawson

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    Hello,

    I'm contemplating installing a shaver socket in my bathroom, which I'll power from the lighting circuit.

    I want to be able to power a 45W oral irrigator from it.

    I notice most of the shaver sockets are rated at 20VA, no good for my 45W appliance.

    Is this because of the regulations limiting the amount of power allowed in 'zone 2', or do shaver sockets with bigger transformers than these 20VA ones exist?

    Thanks for your help.

    Craig.
     
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    Sorry, but WTF is an oral irrigator? :eek: :LOL:
     
  3. cplawson

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    I have deduced the answer to my question is in BS 60742 Chapter 2, Section 1. If only I had a copy of that standard :eek:

    A oral irrigator is basically a water pump. Fill it's reservoir, and depending on what setting you use and what attachment you put on the business end you can, clean below the gumline and between teeth, clean your tongue, perform a nasal douche, et cetera...

    http://www.dentist.net/waterpik-wp60.asp
     
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    Ooops, misread the OP.
     
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    Stick your head in the bidet or shower - it's cheaper
     

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