extractor fan very close to the shower

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is it normal for a extractor fan to be this close to the shower. It looks too close and in a position where it could be accidentally sprayed with water if someone were to actually use the shower. Is this acceptable or a obvious building code violation

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It depends upon the fan. There are many that are suitably designed for installing in Zone 1 of a bathroom (ie inside a shower cubicle) they are usually rated at IP45 or above. The installation instructions for the fan will tell you. If you don't have them, you can probably find a copy on line. 230V fans should also be protected by an RCD.
 
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Its a Vent Axia. Need the model number, probably on a label on the underside.

My, that's a long pull cord!
 
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Its a Vent Axia. Need the model number, probably on a label on the underside.

My, that's a long pull cord!


The label is rather faded however it does claim to be “safety extra low voltage” as for the pull cord It about 3 feet long.

I don’t use that shower anyway as I don’t trust electric showers. I was just wondered if the close proximity of the fan was compliant with building code.
 
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The label is rather faded however it does claim to be “safety extra low voltage”

In that case it is a 12v fan (there should be a transformer box, somewhere).
It is designed to be in locations where mains fans are not permitted. Like in a shower!

It’s fine.
 
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Yes...
but doesn't that pull switch fall under the following heading for zone 1?
Only switchgear with a maximum 12V AC RMS or 30V DC SELV may be installed
 
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"701.512.3 Erection of switchgear, controlgear and accessories according to external
influences

The following requirements do not apply to switches and controls which are incorporated in fixed current-using
equipment suitable for use in that zone or to insulating pull cords of cord operated switches."
 
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