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Shaver socket distance from basin

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    How far should a shaver socket. 110v be from a basin. Thanks.
     
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    far enough that it will not get splashed, and the lead cannot fall in the basin. That would be "not suitable."

    is there a fixed bath or shower in the room?
     
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    There's a shower yes.
     
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    They have to be over 600mm from the edge of the bath. Outside zone 2. Is there no measurement given for a basin and shaver.
     
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    Not allowed in Zone 1

    but may be in zone 2

    Basins do not have zones. Fixed baths and showers have zones.
    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct...00002375.pdf&usg=AOvVaw1Pv2d0vrjJ4sX4kPMGCHoD

    "Note 2
    A shaver supply unit must be to BS EN 61558-2-5 (701.512.3). The requirement
    for a degree of protection of a minimum of IPX4 in zone 2 does not apply to
    shaver units situated where direct spray from showers is unlikely (701.512.2)."
     
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    1) wrong

    2) no.
     
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    Could you be a little more specific as to what answers 1) and 2) relate to?
     
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    1) They have to be over 600mm from the edge of the bath.

    No, because
    "Note 2
    A shaver supply unit must be to BS EN 61558-2-5 (701.512.3). The requirement
    for a degree of protection of a minimum of IPX4 in zone 2 does not apply to
    shaver units situated where direct spray from showers is unlikely (701.512.2)."


    2) Is there no measurement given for a basin and shaver.
    No, because basins do not have zones.
     
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