Bathroom Extractor Fan

18 Feb 2019
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Hi I am hoping someone can help me my old bathroom fan has given up, Its in Zone 1 and it's a 12v fan running off a transformer, I removed my old one and noticed it has an IP rating of IPX4 so I purchased a new one from screwfix advertised as being IPX4 rated and suitable for ZONE 1 but after reading the manual it states not suitable to be stored in a splash zone and on the actually fan says it is IP24 rated?

Can someone please tell me what Actual IP rating I need as I have been looking and it seams quite mixed and also what does the X stand for as I cannot find any answers?

Many thanks.
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Thank you much appreciated that clears things up regarding the IP numbers but I am still a little confused as to why the fan I purchased from screw fix which is the Manrose LP100SLVC states that it is IP24 but then in the manual says not to be installed within a shower cubicle or splash zone.

I might just contact the company to double check but going by all other information it should be OK.

Regards Craig.



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then in the manual says not to be installed within a shower cubicle or splash zone.

The reason is that the shower spray might be directed at the fan. IPx5 or IPx6 would be necesssary if jets could be aimed ( accidently or intentionally ) at the unit.
It's either IPX4 and suitable for IPX4 locations or it isn't.

If the location requires IPX5 then it isn't suitable.
Thank you for your reply's I will return this model and look for perhaps an IPx5 or higher that way I suppose I cannot go wrong however I will mention this to the supplier and see if they can answer why it is advertised as being for zone 1 but then saying that it isn't suitable in a shower cubicle (zone 1)

Thanks again for your help.

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