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Power limits from a shaver socket

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cplawson

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:47 am Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 2:36 pm Reply with quote

Sorry, but WTF is an oral irrigator? icon_eek.gif icon_lol.gif
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cplawson

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 2:47 pm Reply with quote

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 icon_surprised.gif

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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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:46 pm Reply with quote

Ooops, misread the OP.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:07 pm Reply with quote

Stick your head in the bidet or shower - it's cheaper
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